December 7, 2014
I recently got a full-ride scholarship through Questbridge for the University of Pennsylvania. I'm so friggin excited because my counselor revealed that out of the 11,000 applicants, only 501 received a scholarship and were accepted into a partner college (out of the 35 possible schools). I was one of the 45 who was admitted into UPenn, and I think that's a pretty impressive feat. I'm so excited about my acceptance because that's one less thing I have to worry about as a senior—especially since my education is basically entirely paid for. After living seventeen years in the Southern United States, I'm finally going to see a white Christmas and mingle with people who aren't all Hispanic.