Meet Mirka Cadena: A 2020 Unbreakable Scholarship Recipient
The Unbreakable scholarship gave my family and I the opportunity to be able to focus on my educational goals and not ask ourselves, "How are we going to pay for this?" I was able to take a breather this semester without the financial stress that comes around every start of the semester. I am now a step closer to graduating and becoming a teacher with the help of this scholarship. Additionally, by winning this scholarship and being announced on the Unbreakable Organization's Instagram page I was able to make connections and be introduced to friendships with people in my University who also follow the Unbreakable Organization.
Before I applied I was doubtful. I thought to myself, "What if I don't deserve it? I feel like I don't have time to apply." I threw those thoughts out of my mind and applied. After I won this scholarship, I thanked myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and doing it. I realized that things do not happen to people who deserve them the most, rather good things happen to people who are prepared and confident enough to step out of their comfort zone and take opportunities that are presented to them — that's the best piece of advice I can give to someone who is thinking about applying to the Unbreakable Scholarship. I am so thankful I took the advice for myself and had the courage to share my story about what being unbreakable means to me.