Martin: Community Scholar

Martin: Community Scholar


(quiet introspective music) – I believe we were selected
to be a community scholar because of our grit. Hello, hola, my name is Martin Moreno. And I’m a community scholar. Most of us in the program
did not know the process towards getting a college degree. Or are first generation
low-income college students. These students do not
know how college is like, they didn’t have parents to tell them, hey this is what happens,
these are my stories, you know, these are my
friends from college. It was always a standard
in my family of immigrants that came to Arizona to
keep seeking an education so I would be able to
have a better future. At first, it was a struggle
adapting to English. Not all high schools are built the same. If I wouldn’t have done the
Community Scholars program, my confidence levels would
have been very different. For instance, you realize
how capable you are of, you know, completing an essay, asking questions, going to office hours, interacting with people,
being more sociable. Being a minority on campus, being Latino, with the Community Scholars Program, I don’t feel like a minority because I have the CSP community. The Georgetown scholarship program, and all these different
resources and people that I met over the summer that I
just have their support. CSP literally showed me that I’m capable of doing whatever I want to pursue. And right when I walked
into the front gates of Georgetown, I didn’t
even look left or right, I just looked up. And it gave a sense of inspiration, that like, wow, I made it. I’m at Georgetown.

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