Aida Marin

August 23rd, 2010 ·
  • 2010 Ethel Wall High Hopes Scholarship recipient
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
I have always been a child with good marks, but I used to struggle constantly with homework.  My mother didn’t remember much from her schooling, so she couldn’t help me with my homework. I remember my dad stop helping me with my math homework, which was the subject he could help me with, when I was in 4th grade. I tried asking my parents for help on more challenging subjects like English and History, but all I got was baffled looks. They wanted me to succeed academically, but could not help me themselves or even pay for someone else to help me. Although my parents may not have had a formal education, they are extremely supportive and encouraging to my educational goals. Because of their support, I strive every minute in my life to attain my ultimate goal: to attend college and receive an advanced degree.

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“Aida possesses the perfect combination of intelligence, ambition and approachability necessary to succeed in higher education and ultimately become an excellent doctor.” Teacher, Berkeley High School