I came from the public schools district in Philadelphia, where they didn’t have enough money for books and computers to prepare student for the competitive world. That made me realize there is more to this world than Philadelphia. I know there are more opportunities for minorities. When I reach my dream goal in life I will return to my city to give back. Many college graduates want an education, to support them after graduation. They want to enjoy the profession they have chosen. This scholarship will impact my perception on organizations that help young minorities grow to their full potential. Understanding that organizations does seek out students that work hard and want it for themselves, is something that inspires me to want to do the same. I want students to know that as long as you work hard in school, get excellent grades, and want more in life for yourself, that you can achieve any goal that they
Nestled quietly in the busy city of Madison, sits a historic campus icon that many don’t know exists. However, those that have discovered this gem, know just how uniquely brilliant the building and students, faculty and staff are that spend their days here. I am fortunate enough to have discovered this beautiful and historic building, where I have been able to find a small home on a campus that feels larger than life. Not only has this building given me a home on campus, it has also provided me with a major that I am passionate about. Life Sciences Communication has allowed me to take new and exciting courses, meet new friends, develop new skills and learn from the best of the best.
Now that I’ve covered why I financially need this scholarship, let me explain why I have earned it. This past year has been a whirlwind. I ended my junior year with 34 credit hours, 20 of which were earned second
As a Jackson Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp Cadet and Police Explorer, upon acceptance of this scholarship I will be able to contribute to society. How might you ask? Throughout my high school career I was taught the value of serving and protecting the community. “Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do” was the motto taught to me by the AF Jr. ROTC program . “Class two line of blue law enforcement through and through” was the motto taught to be by the Youth police academy. These motto’s reflect everything that I stand for, everything that I believe in. That if I was ever to gained the privilege of
I also plan work part time and interact with professionals through internships. While touring the university I found that they have great opportunities to get involved in the community and I plan to volunteer in those programs. For example, there are tutoring opportunities to work with young children, volunteer opportunities with St. Joseph's Diner, and there is an active branch of AmeriCorps in the local community in which there are ample opportunities to give back to the community in which I will be living. I will be staying on campus in the dorms where I will also have to include a meal plan. This scholarship will also help with those financial needs.
I love working with and meeting new people. I am always first to volunteer to represent local clubs like my fraternity or surf club because I love it when I can get another person interested and as excited as I am for the things I love to do. I am an avid local runner,biker, climber and all around outdoors enthusiast so for me living well is important for me to be physically fit enough to do the things I like to do. This means eating well by being conscious of what my body needs and doesn't need. A physical trainer that trained me once told me that nutrition is 60% of being in shape and achieving the body you want to achieve. I want to work at GNC because I want to learn more about keeping my body healthy and to help other people to achieve
Most people would have expected me to receive a full ride scholarship to a university. However, when, I was battling depression, low self-esteem, and could not imagine that life could get any better if I just had little hope and simply placed my name, GPA, and test scores on a scholarship form. I am in control of my life and blame no one that I did not believe in myself. Now I can no longer afford to have a negative mindset because my education is literally going to cost me. It was not my work ethic that failed me it was my belief system. Our actions come from our thoughts. Because you have taken action and donated towards my education I know that Valencia College and their community partners are genuinely thinking of ways to uplift others. Upon receiving my higher education and beginning a professional career as a Registered Dietitian I to will decide to help others pursue their education because you and others have been generous towards my
This prestigious $500 award is given to students eager to obtain the ability to think critically, possess effective communication, exhibit integrity and demonstrate preparedness for success.
Throughout my time in the military and in civil service, I have cultivated a strong business expertise. Educationally, I have an undergraduate and a graduate degree in business management. One of the actions of a Cemetery Director at any facility is to review and verify the accuracy of all processes to determine if the cemetery is operating in accordance with NCA policies and directives. My challenge as the director of LINC was to improve cemetery accountability and adherence to NCA policies and directives by updating and revising all written internal standard operating procedure and policies. I focused on providing the cemetery staff with accurate procedural practices, tools, and equipment to accomplish their daily tasks. During my review,
My ability to continue to make progress as a student at SPC has been due to the combination of financial aid, the Women on the Way Program, and scholarships. Even though I am still struggling very hard, the progress I have been able to achieve has brought me closer to my dream of earning my degree. The ability to further my educational development makes my disability seem insignificant because I am constantly moving forward and my future looks bright. I am no longer fearful or apprehensive as my feelings of insecurity have taken a backseat to the pride I now feel about the success I have made so far. I am still very heavily involved in tutoring and I use some of the awarded scholarship money to purchase materials and teaching aids in order
I am a junior at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For the last three years, my father, who works in Detroit, drove me for my voluntary research. A few months ago, my father was injured badly in a car accident. For these last months, my dad has been on disability and is unable to drive or work. Since I only recently turned sixteen, I cannot make the hour long drive to Detroit on my own. So, I found the NIH paid summer internship which can sustain me financially as well as allow me to follow my passion for research. I also want to venture out into the world and be independent. I have researched rooms, rent, internship reviews, and other helpful information. It was particularly gratifying when Intel ISEF accepted my research project
Without that advantage, attending my dream college will surely leave me swimming in debt. While I am aware that there are other students who possess equal intellectual ability, I can guarantee that there are very few who are as hardworking and dedicated as I am. Once my mind is fixated on something, there is little that can stand in my way. Since a young age, I have greatly enjoyed helping others. I have participated in many service projects such as Kids Against Hunger, clothing and item drives through my youth group, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, and many more. Because I am passionate about helping others, my goal is to finish college and then spend a few months volunteering in poor Spanish speaking countries as an English teacher to the children there. I will then return to the United States and find work in the international business field where I can launch my professional career as an interpreter. In order to do this, it is imperative that I have the opportunity to complete my college degree. While being an interpreter is not something that I have fantasized about since a young age, I am proud to have found a career path that will bring me both feelings of success and allow me to continue using the language that I have fallen in love with. I only hope that with the assistance of this scholarship, I will have the opportunity to achieve my
I have won: 4-H State Award: Nutrition Leadership, Sodexo Stop Hunger Grant, Presidential and Montana State Volunteer, and Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, county fair 4-H awards. I have also donated my time to school classes and youth groups to help promote cultural awareness and college/career readiness skills through organization sponsored workshops. Through volunteering I have learned how important planning for college and a career is and how many people are unaware of the options available to them. I’ve learned some techniques to maximize student’s research and organization time such as developing a portfolio. Currently I serve as an undergraduate research member on the MSU Blueprints to Success research project. The project is meant to help high school seniors and college freshman become more competent in selecting further education choices and help with the confusing financial aid/registration processes. Through this project we will be creating a website and possibly an app to assist pre and early college students become successful their first years in
Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Life’s most urgent questions is: What are you doing for others?” I feel this quote represents me and would exemplify my time as a Luckyday Citizenship Scholar. I am looking forward to attending the University of Southern Mississippi and becoming a part of what the University has to offer through the Luckyday program. I want to be a part of a close-knit group of students that have a positive mindset, the drive to achieve and the heart to serve and I know I will find all of these qualities as a Luckyday Scholar. I would be a good recipient of this scholarship because I understand the value in giving and enjoy having the opportunity to work in community situations. I feel being a Luckyday Scholar will help me