Looking for Support for My College Dream

Hello Everyone!

My name is Adrian Vega-Albela Osorio, and I am getting ready to enter my first year of college at USC. I've worked hard and been blessed with an acceptance to my dream school, where I intend to pursue my passion for filmmaking at the best school to do so, and am excited to keep working hard to reach my professional goals. I am a couple of months away from my first day of classes, but I am in the unfortunate situation where financing my education has become tougher than I ever imagined, for reasons that have been out of my control.

I was born in Mexico City, and moved to the USA in 2003, and have lived in San Diego county since. The last 11 years have been a rollercoaster both emotionally and financially for my family, having gone through financial success to bankrupcy and unemployment, to the point where I focused my high school career to build up a portfolio that could reward me financially when the time came for me to go off to College.

Unfortunately, I never thought that it would be so hard to find that support because of the bureaucratic situation that my family is currently in. 

In High School, I worked relentlessly to both find academic success and a passion to pursue. In the last four years, I achieved becoming my school's ASB president, I played Varsity soccer for four years as co-captain of the team, maintained a 4.4 Gpa, took all Honors classes, and was president of three school clubs & organizations. I dedicated hundreds of hours to serve my community and my school, and always put my academics first.

Unfortunately, as I finished my senior year and looked into the future, I realized that I wasn't eligible to recieve any financial support from the government, my school, nor most third parties, until the beaurocratic situation my family is in is resolved. It has been a really tough journey to see these opportunities be denied to me for reasons that I haven't been able to control. 

As it stands now, it seems that in the next three/four months, the situation may be resolved, allowing me to seek opportunities for both scholarships and financial support for my second semester of college that I haven't been able to have access to prior. 

With all of this going on, I am currently looking at having to pay my first semester of tuition at USC in full, and am in need of any support I can get in order to start my college career this Fall. 

It's incredibly hard for me to write this, and to have reached the point where I am reaching out for any support I can get, but I am so grateful for all of the support I have recieved in getting to where I am now, and am stretching out my hand in need of help to get past this incredibly difficult situation. 

With this said, I am humbly asking for any support that can be given, whether it be financial or just by sharing this page with any friends or family. I am so thankful for everybody that has helped me thus far, and promise to use every ounce of support I recieve to its fullest. Also, to show my gratitude, for every donor that graciously provides any support whatsoever, I promise to include his/her name in a Thank You in a future project of mine, for I hope to make beautiful films that will touch and inspire the public in the way that my favorite filmmakers have inspired me. 

Feel free to check out my creative portfolio at www.adrianvao.weebly.com 

Thank you so much for your support- words can't explain how much this all means to me. 

- Adrian Vega-Albela Osorio


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Adrian Vega-Albela Jr. 
Escondido, CA
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