My name is Marco Mendoza and you inspire my future.
I have always loved going to school and learning as many things as I can. I am the first in my family to go to college. It is truly an honor to have come this far in my education. This milestone has transformed my life and has also inspired my siblings to seek a future in higher education.
I knew I wanted to pursue my passion for Spanish after student teaching English in Bilbao, Spain. The experience opened my world to new places and opportunities. Words alone cannot describe the knowledge I gained. I know only that you have to go there in person to appreciate it as much as I do. When my plane landed in Spain, I knew it was a new door opening in my life. I also knew it would be up to me to go through the door and push myself to succeed.
Each of my classes at the University of Idaho challenges me in a different way, and each professor is a role model for me in the future. I plan to pursue my passion of teaching Spanish next year when I graduate.
You make possible the scholarships that assist and inspire me to excel in my education. I work part-time, but these scholarships help pay for my tuition and books. You make it possible for me to focus on my passion. Please take a moment to continue your tradition of giving and make a donation today.
Junior, Spanish and Secondary Education
P.S. Giving to modern languages and cultures helps students like me focus on our passions.