Receiving a Cal Grant has been a tremendous help throughout my college career. It has primarily helped me pay for essential student needs and finances such as books and tuition. This is very helpful for a student because without paying tuition you can’t go to school; it is as simple as that. However, of all my expenses, I would say that I am grateful that the Cal Grant was able to pay for part of my dream to study abroad in Israel. This unforgettable experience was one that has contributed greatly to my college experience, and put me on the path of learning my fourth and fifth languages.