My name is Nestor Salazar Benavides and I got accepted into Cornish College of the Arts, my dream school! Although I got a scholarship from the school and my parents are trying their best to help, it isn't enough to send me to school. Unfortunately, both of my parents have to pay medical expenses, my father has extremely bad asthma and my mother has a tumor in her abdomen, they can't help me too much since they're already overwhelmed with their own bills.
At Cornish I plan to get my BA of Fine Art. Ever since I was very young I was very artistic so it was obvious that I would go to college to further my education and to actually learn new styles, techniques, history, everything! This is my dream, this is my life and I want the proper education. You can take a look atr my work on my website (www.Nestorartistry.com ) All the money will go straight to pay my tuition, books, computer, etc. strictly for school and living on campus purposes only!
A little back story, I came to the United states from Mexico when I was four years old, neither my parents or my sibling have gone to college, they haven't even gone to high school so me going to college is a huge accomplishment and I will be making my family proud to go to college and do what I love.
There is no minimum to donate, every dollar helps, but if someone helps me by donating, then I would want to give back as a thank you and since I am an artist I could give you custom portraits. If someone would be generous to donate much more than $250 then we can discuss doing something bigger or more elaborate.
Thank you to all who are willing to help me go to college and make me one step closer to my dream!