"One hour before they called me, we looked at the results of the socioeconomic level with our family and there seemed to be inconsistencies in the data we gave. We were very disappointed because I was sure I could apply for the prize."
The words are 18-year-old Vicente Aguero, one of the 221 national ratings of the PSU, which he received in a math test.
The teenager told Emole how he reacted when he learned that he had got 850 points from the test. "My family jumped to one foot when we knew," he said.
The problem is that he does not know if he will receive a prize, something that is vital to a young person. "I live in Curicou, and in order to study the career I want, I would have to live in Santiago and I do not have a family there, it means looking for a rent and starting from scratch," he said.
"Now we have to appeal, if I do not receive the prize, I will find a way to study, but it will be borrowing," Vicente complained.
Finally, the young man thanked his teachers for all the help they gave him. "When they told me about my result, they told me that I had to keep it secret, but I nevertheless invited my teachers to thank them for the support they had always given me," he concluded.