Maira Peters

Maira Peters

Winthrop Harbor, IL
Zion-Benton Township High School
Illinois State University
Major: Biology and Math

About Maira Peters

My name is Maira Peters. For a very long time I felt college was something I would not be able to do, simply because my financial situation leaves me with little to no option of getting financial assistance from my family. This did not deter me in my pursuit of higher education, instead it inspired me to work even harder to get the best grades I possibly could throughout high school. The Coalition of Latinos Unidos of Lake County is playing a huge role in my education goals and will be an integral part of my success when I become the first person in my family to graduate from a four-year university in 2022! I will be studying Biology and Math at Illinois State University, with hopes of one day working in the field of animal science. I cannot wait to begin my journey towards a better feature and to become a role model for other young women with aspirations of becoming extraordinary. The CLCLC scholarship fund is helping to make my dream come true, and I will be forever grateful. I consider myself beyond fortunate to be affiliated with the program.”