These programs have helped me in multiple ways in order to help me grow as a student. As you can see, I am qualified to attend this school, and I am going to work hard as a student
My choice to attend FIU was one of the easier ones I’ve made so far in my academic career. I was drawn to the university as I felt a sense of community here that has only been further enhanced as a legacy, with both my mother and stepfather having completed their Bachelor degrees at this institution. The relationships and connections my parents were able to build here were a testament to FIU’s ability to bring together people from so many different backgrounds and create a family. I experienced an even greater connection as my stepfather found a lifelong friendship and mentor in an FIU staff member and honored him by making him the godfather of one of my younger brothers. Thus, FIU has been a special part of my life even before college was
I have always known that I wanted to attend a top-tier university. The other details came later; the small size, the proximity to an urban hub, and my major itself. For a while, I was convinced that it would not happen; that I just wouldn’t get in. Now, I realize that I have an opportunity to do so. This is an opportunity I do not intend to waste.
When I was accepted into the Rappahannock Scholars program in the school year of 2013-2014, I began to think differently and transitioned into a mature young adult. Before entering the program, I had considered the academic qualifications to get into college to be the most important. This program, and the advisor, taught me that colleges look for more than just academic interests. They are also interested in work experiences, leadership opportunities, club memberships, and honors and awards.
I am one of the following students who had the chance to obtain the South Bay Promise Scholarship. I didn't know about the South Bay Promise, nor the First Year Experience. I am thankful for having such an amazing statistic’s teacher, Mr. Espinoza from Hawthorne High School. When he told the whole class about the opportunities here in El Camino College, I knew I had to apply because it would make different. If it wasn’t for him, a teacher so passionate on seeing his students not just graduate but to motivate them to go to an university or a college after, I would never be in the place that I am.
Throughout my life as a child and teenager, I was told by my parents that they worked really hard to get to the safe town and community that we lived in. Growing up in Pacific Grove, California gave me lots opportunities that I didn’t even know I obtained. Unless it had happened to me personally, I didn’t really understand the full picture of what others had to go through. Having dyslexia, the only subject I felt I really excelled in was art. After high school, I still had no idea what I wanted to do for a career or even a major. Monterey Peninsula College has boosted my confidence by showing me that I can be and do much more. Two years ago I would never have guessed that I would be applying to the University of Washington.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is an excellent place to create a better future for myself and for my community. At this University I can make others around me strive to be the best they can be by bring my unique passion and communication skills to campus. When I was a child I was very shy and quiet and now I have realized how much I have grown. After being in high school working on group assignments and joining extracurricular activities, I have built a great relationship with the students in my high school. In particular, the French Club that I joined during high school really helped me comfortably connect with my peers. If I am given the opportunity to attend Florida A&M University, I will help the campus community
Coming from a small high school and later a small college, I know now more than ever that James Madison University is the school for me. When I received a letter in the mail offering me not only an acceptance letter, but also an abundant scholarship from Elizabethtown College, a small private school, I felt I would be foolish not to accept this generous award. While I have had great experiences and have learned an abundance of knowledge in and outside the classroom during my first semester of college, I now know that to reach my full potential, it’s time to move on to a larger, more diverse campus like JMU. For me, Elizabethtown College was comfortable and reminded me of my hometown. Now I know that to be more successful, I need to step
During my first year, I had a very successful year academically as well as starting my position with the football team in the spring. My academic success was in large part of becoming good at time management, talking regularly with professors and receiving support from both Disability Support Services (DSS) and TRiO for my dyslexia. I quickly learned that it is important to attend
I think they Call Me MIster Program will benefit me greatly as a student. I feel that teaching is just a chance to give back in every way. I feel that this program would be an enhancement for me, including all the necessary classes needed to become an educator from Jackson State University. Coming from a single parent household with very limited funds is a barrier that I feel this program could break for me and show my optimum. My father who passing when I were only four years of age died from a car wreck while in college, that was as far as anyone in my family made it to college. I feel this will be a big plus if I could go to college and come out debt free due to none
Throughout my college careers I have had the opportunity to have a variety of experiences that have attracted me to pursue Higher Education. I am going to highlight the three experiences that led me to Higher Education, and how Loyola University’s program will provide me the tools to become successful.
My senior year of high school I sent out my application to The University of Maine Augusta for Mental Health and Human Services, focusing on families and children. Shortly after, I was accepted. I had an amazing experience studying to get my Bachelors Degree. Over my college career, I have not only accepted my fathers passing, but I have learned key many elements about working with individuals with special needs. My passion has only grown stronger throughout my studies.
I was fortunate to be accepted at MCPHS University the fall of 2013 with no idea of the commitment and devotion the program would require of me. Approaching my third semester, I was finally