Hello, my name is Ariana Rosales. I am the daughter of Pedro Rosales, member of local 502. I am a 2022 graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School where I graduated in the top ten of my class. During high school, I was a member of Mathletes, National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, the Speech and Debate Team, along with serving as a freshman advisor and a math tutor. One of my biggest passions is mathematics and I have had the privilege of competing in various math competitions where I won at conference, regionals, qualified for and placed at the Illinois state math competition. I have also been named an Illinois State Scholar for the class of 2022.

This upcoming fall I will be a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign where I will pursue my Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering. At UIUC I will be a part of the Honors James Scholar and Merit Program. I have chosen this career path given my passions for mathematics, innovation, and technology. This winter I will be studying abroad in Puerto Rico for an Engineering Natural Disaster Resilience Program.

I would like to express my gratitude toward OPCMIA as well as The Patrick D. Finley Scholarship Fund for selecting me as an award winner. This scholarship will be of great help in funding my education as I pursue my engineering degree.