I am the oldest daughter of a single mother with five kids. I was a victim of sexual abuse when in was 13 in the city of Los Angeles. Now i am working almost full time and trying to finish high school strong. I will be attending Cal Polytechnic Pomona in the Fall of 2015 and there hope to receive a masters. Ever since i was born we have living off of welfare and picking up furniture form streets, as well as clothing and food from different churches and organizations. This scholarship can probably help me get a car or even help myself get better clothing be a bit more independent from my mother.