If I was going to receive the Prairie Meadow Scholarship, it would allow me to pay for my college tuition, and architecture classes to further pursue to achieve a associates at DMACC and a masters in Iowa State University. The colleges I would appreciate attending are Iowa State University and DMACC. It would take away a lot of stress and anxiety towards the high cost of college tuition, books, paying for classes.
As a mother of a young 4 year old girl this scholarship would help us because not only would it help us monetarily but it would also help me be less stressed and
Before I attended Hudson’s Bay High School I was part homeschooled, this meant I only went to school 3 times a week. However, I’m thankful I switched to being a full-time student at Bay because it introduced me to “the real world”. The public-school life was a unique experience for me since it introduced new friends and opportunities that were not available at my old homeschool. I was able to join four different sports, attend Cascadia Technical Academy, engage in student leadership programs like NHS and SALT, and finish my high school credits with Running Start. Participation in these activities has better prepared me for my future of shaping me to become an engaged and experienced adult, and with the aid of this scholarship I can complete
I can remember the days when my grandpa would say, ‘’ Leave that car alone. It’s well past time your bed time and you need to come inside.’’ but I was never satisfied with my car until it was spotless inside and out and I had checked everything in the engine. As far as what I know right now about automobiles is how the Internal and External engine operates. I don’t know how to repair any problem with in the engine but can do simple things like and oil change. I want to learn more detail on how to build almost any engine and car from the ground up. I fill that my interest for knowledge on how to build car could never be satisfied but the more I learn the better. First I searched for information on
A commitment to learning has been a driving force throughout my life. Having been home educated my entire school career allowed me to advance beyond my grade level, complete high school, and obtain an A.A. Degree from my community college; all by my 18th birthday. I eagerly anticipate both the challenges of the programs high expectations and learning alongside a community of likeminded women.
What this scholarship would provide for me is not just a viable boost in self-confidence and euphoric relief from the stress of student loans, but also an official change in direction. A change that will not only allow me to fulfill my desires of being different,
This scholarship would greatly aid in my ambition to become a Dental Hygienist. With it, I will be able to afford to attend the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith and to provide myself with the lifestyle that I want. It means that I will make my parents proud that their child has achieved her life goal.
Receiving this scholarship will boost my self-esteem knowing that I was responsible for creating a foundation that brings me closer to my career goal. This scholarship will also reduce my stress over the tuition cost. It will also eases my burden of the future student
As a young teenager, my love for cars and trucks grew strong. It seamed like every few months my father had a new car but didn’t understand why we couldn’t keep them all. At the time, my dad worked at an auto body shop, he took unrecognizable wreaked cars and repaired them to like new condition. In order to make extra income for the family, my father and I worked on his side projects every weekend. I was amazed with the inner mechanics of the numerous vehicles we worked on over the years. It always astonished me every time we recycled a distorted shell of a car and reassembled it into a shiny refurbished vehicle. Those long weekends, my dad not only taught me how to repair vehicles, but he also imbued in me that
I have been a lucky recipient of The O'Brate Scholarship for two years now. I am Incredibly appreciative of the difference The O'Brate Scholarship has made in my life. The generosity of The O'Brate Scholarship is one of the primary reason that I have been able to finance and continue my education and experience the transformative experience that has been my sophomore year at Kansas State. My second year of University has been nothing short of spectacular and formidable. This year I have really strove to push myself out of my comfort zone. This was in due part because of The O'Brate Foundation
When I was little I loved building things. I built complicated Rube Goldberg machines, Lego cities, and towering snow forts. However, I did not know that I wanted to go into a engineering field until my experience in the Madison West Rocket Club.
I have literally known what I want to be since I was a toddler. Of course, as a three-year old putting together Legos, I could not have verbalized that I want to be a mechanical engineer. However, it was at that time that I began to develop and use the skills that I will need for my desired career. I began to consider how parts went together and the different components necessary to build and sustain various systems. Part of the inspiration was the simple fun that I had while putting together these small toys, but part of my inspiration was my father. He was a maintenance turn-around coordinator at an oil refinery, which led to my own desire to work as a mechanical engineer in a refinery one day. As I grew older, my interest in mechanical engineering remained constant, though I expanded my interest beyond the oil refineries. In fact, after attending a pre-college program, Jackling Introduction to Engineering, offered by Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri in the summer of 2011, I realized that engineering was the perfect way to exercise my curiosity and inventiveness in a constructive and productive manner.
Staring at engine components of a car as well as holding a smartphone with almost unbelievable thickness fascinated me in many ways indirectly leaded me into getting to know more through different sources about machines ranging from transportation to communication devices. Two years of A-level preparation, further solidified my interest in this area as I found myself very fond of learning mathematics, physics and mechanics in particular. In addition, my curiosity in the operation and dynamics of objects naturally influences my choice of degree, leading me towards Engineering as it is a discipline which satisfy my own interest and most probably bring out the best of me.