I am among the most fortunate students that have the opportunity to attend a private college, such as Santa Clara University. Although my family is financially stable, it is still a huge sacrifice for my parents to send me to a school as expensive as Santa Clara. Throughout my parents’ lives with turbulent amounts of money, they learned to manage their money and that it the reason why I am able to attend Santa Clara. However, my parents always gave me tough love and raised me with the knowledge that I would never get anything in life for free. It is due to my hard work and diligence in my education that I received a scholarship and am able to go to Santa Clara.