Y á’át’ééh, shik’éí dóó shidine’é, Tachinii nishłį́, Tódích'íí'nii báshíshchíín, Hashk'aan Hadzóhí dashicheii,Tlizilani dashinálí, Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́ Shí éí Pearl Moore yinishyé, Diziljiin baa gawn dee’ naasha, Kinłání yee’ shii gaa’n. Hello, I am of the Red Running into the Water Clan, born for Bitter Water Clan. My maternal grandfather is of the Yucca Fruit Clan, and my paternal grandfather is of the Manygoats Clan. This is how I present myself as a Dine’ woman. My name is Pearl Moore. My husband is Mandel Moore and we have our two kids, D’Isaac (10) and D’Anna (8). I am originally from Black Mesa, Arizona but have resided in Flagstaff for the pass 2 years to pursue my degree in. Associate of Accounting at Coconino Community College. Moving to flagstaff has still been one of the biggest moves towards going back to school and have a steady continuance to keeping myself not only motivated but also making sure that we are financial stable. Flagstaff is known for the high cost of living, and this is where we struggle a lot because we are a one income household family. My husband has to find work outsides of the states in the construction field in order for us to get by financially, and this is one of the main reasons why I depend on scholarships. It becomes a fight when you are struggling between wanting to continuing your education and wanting to help your spouse out financially with paying bills. That has been one of my main struggles since I started back on my education journey. Although, my husband encourages me to stick with school 100% but does not help when we have to take out a personal loan to get by with our stay. This is one of the main reasons for putting time and effort into my scholarship letter, because without the help of scholarships I would have put my education back on hold again. Having the financial help to pay for classes and book, having that kind of financial support helps encouraging people like me to continue and strive for our goals that we would like to achieve. With my education, I would like to take it back to our Navajo Nation and hopefully one day help in the finance department or the billing department. Not only do I want to just bring my education back, I would also like to bring myself back to my roots and foundation and share that with my children one day. Having our children watch us with our struggles, will hopefully one day open their eyes and it will pass knowledge to them that their education is important. Important enough to keep fighting for what you want but also remember to go back to the roots and give back to the community.