My name is Carla Villa, I am from Imperial Valley El Centro CA. I graduated from Imperial Valley College and obtained an Associates in Social Science and then transferred to Northern Arizona University where I completed my bachelor’s in social work. Perseverance keeps me on track and focused on my educational goals, knowing very well that this will help my family in the long run. I have decided to go to back to school this Fall 2020 and obtain my master’s in clinical counseling at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego CA. Now more than ever, I have to accomplish my educational goals and obtaining my master’s degree is my goal. I say this very strongly. I come from a very strong faith and if it were not for my faith, I would have given up years ago. I will keep staying strong now that I have family of my own. My husband and my 2-year son are my motor to keep on accomplishing my educational goal. I wanted to thank you for awarding me this scholarship. I was very excited to learn that I have been selected as a winner of the scholarship. I am appreciative of your support of my education.