I have been at Ocean County College for three semesters so far (and a jump start class in high school before that, throughout my senior year) and it has helped me learn more about myself and the world around me. What has helped me even more are all the generous scholarships given to me from OceanFirst, the sponsors of OCC and scholarships from high school given to me during my last year there. Anything helps when it comes to saving money for my family. We have always been tight on money, but not tight enough to receive financial aid. My father works long hours each week, going to two jobs to help support my mother and myself. I can only work part time at a physical therapy facility as an aide since I go to school full time. My mother is on Social Security Disability and unable to work. This scholarship, if awarded to me, would be an …show more content…
I am majoring in liberal arts right now and I am looking into a few different majors for when I transfer to my next school. My thoughts have been narrowed down to a few subjects in the same field, journalism, creative writing, or general writing. English was always my favorite subject in school and it was great to be able to take college english courses while still in high school. In the jumpstart class, I took English 151 and creative writing during the course of the year, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It led me to take Introduction to Poetry in my first semester at college and a world literature class in my second semester. Now that I’ve taken a media writing course, all my options are up in the air for me to choose. All the classes I have been taking feel like a step in the right direction, even if I can’t find a career in writing right out of college. All I can ask is that you consider me for a scholarship and I will do my best to earn
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My mother has raised my brother and myself as a single parent since the divorce. She has also taken on the responsibility of taking care of her mother after some major health issues depleted her ability to care for herself. Our family has struggled financially with this one income issue causing difficulty to provide just the basic needs. My brother is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, and although my mother helps as much as she can, he has to obtain loans just to survive. I know that my mother will not have the ability to help me through college, so I am doing whatever I can do to eliminate the financial road block that is standing in my way to reach my career goal. Receiving a scholarship would help facilitate my ability to focus on my education instead of focusing on the ability to pay for
I also know every college is expensive and in order to lower the amount of money being paid students get financial aid help. My parents would help me pay for my school. The cost to go to Penn State University to live on campus is estimated to be a total of $34,982. That is a lot of money and I believe the Lenfest Scholarship can help me out a lot each year. Especially right now that my mom is the only one working and my dad isn’t. My dad is not working because he had an accident while working and is consider to have disability. At this moment we don’t know when he will be able to return back to work. If I do receive this scholarship this will encourage me to pursue my dreams in college, my studying and hard work will pay off. I will feel grateful
This scholarship is very important to me in many ways.This scholarship will help me physically and emotionally if I receive money. For instance, it will make me stress less about how I am going to be able to pay for my tuition and fees and not have debt. Also, it will give me a way to purchase my books for the classes I will take.Since I will not receive financial aid I will have to apply for more scholarships. I plan to go to Northwest Shoals to be able to get my basics done and further my education and transfer to Wallace State to be able to become an Occupational Therapist it has always been a desire to work with many people and help someone out if they needed it. Some of my college goals is to be able to maintain a high GPA and do the
Florida International University is an amazing school but affording it is not easy, especially due to my circumstances. My mother is a single mother of four children, me being the oldest, each child five to seven years apart. She is a certified nursing assistant and only has some college completed. My mom had to put her life on hold, sacrificing her education to take care of her children. She was not born in the United States, but in Haiti. After my aunt there is not much family that lives in the United States, instead they live in Haiti. This scholarship would be a blessing, having a positive impact on my education and life. Financially, it will help my pay for the schooling I need to accomplish my goals that I wish to pursue at Florida International University. This scholarship can really be the start to my future and my plans.
As the child of a single parent, the La Junta Rotary Club Foundation Scholarship would be of great assistance in supporting my goal of obtaining a degree in Agriculture Education. My mom has been very supportive of my education, but I know she does not have the financial ability to pay for my college education. My goal has always been to apply for as many scholarships as I can in hopes of having my education paid for. I plan to continue to work during college to help pay for my tuition and books, but I know working many hours and going to school can be very challenging. This scholarship would help me stay debut free and continue to work towards my goals.
I believe I should be selected as a Georgia Southern scholarship recipient because while I currently live in South Carolina, I was born in Georgia and I still like to call Georgia my home. I also have 3 younger siblings, which has lead to me having a higher level of responsibility and maturity than many of my peers. My family has also been placed in a difficult financial situation due to my father losing his job in the oil industry, last August. This lead my family to move from Oklahoma after he found a job in South Carolina.
As upcoming high school seniors, many such as myself, desire scholarships in order to alleviate the financial burden that attending a university can bring. Though this considerable and generous scholarship prize money will be used to further my education at Texas A&M University, my main wish is to bring pride and satisfaction to my family. As a first generation student, I am humbled by the opportunity of obtaining an education in America. Since my parents were migrants from Vietnam and Hong Kong, a successful life here was unheard of many years before. Financial strains do occasionally plague our lives, however, we have not forgotten the strenuous hard work and sacrifice that my parents have conquered in order to put their two daughters through
These Scholarships could truly help me in a great way. Both my sisters have been in college for the past two years, one being in it for four. It has caused some cut backs to be done over the past years. Along with that, my family has gone through many financial issues and setbacks. With this scholarship, it could help me to lessen my thoughts
I believe that I would be a very good candidate to receive a scholarship when attending Saginaw Valley State University. I work extremely hard in order to succeed in my classes. I like pushing myself to continue working hard in my classes in order to get the best grades that I am capable of. I have been a very successful student at Unionville-Sebewaing Area Highschool, and I plan on continuing my success through college. I have a good work ethic. I use my work ethic to do my work to the very best of my ability. I also work extremely hard in order to achieve my goals. My main goal is to be a successful student at Saginaw Valley State University. I want to work hard in order to have a successful and rewarding college career, and to also
The intent of this scholarship is for financial need. Recently my step dad has change jobs which has cut his income significantly. This scholarship would really help paying for college, since I will also have 2 other siblings in college at the same time as me. I will be furthering my academic education at California Baptist University and will majoring in photography. Attending Cal Baptist will give me the best education as well as provide me with a Christian education. It is very important to me that I will have a Christian education and that I will be surrounded by a family like community. Some of my goals for the future are to become a photographer, learn to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself, and get an internship over one
When I first started school at Hillsborough Community College, I worked two part-time jobs to pay tuition while maintaining a full time course load. As graduation approached I knew that the decision to further my education would require more time and funds. While short on money, I still decided to transfer from Hillsborough Community College to the University of South Florida to further my education in Social Work with a minor in Public Health. I personally believe that education is an investment in yourself that is certainly worthwhile. To be able to receive the Eugene and Mary Lou Powell Veteran Success Last Mile Scholarship would make a significant impact on my college experience. Receiving this scholarship would relieve a huge financial
Going to college has been a dream of mine growing up. I am the first ever in my family to go to college but figuring out how to pay for it has been a challenge. I desire to achieve my academic and career goals and this scholarship can help me succeed in my journey.
Receiving a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship would mean that I would get a chance to achieve my dream of being able to help others. What I like about attending IRSC is that I can fully dedicate my energy to getting my education because I know that all my classes are paid for, with the help of financial aid. Attending a public university would mean that I'd be paying no less than double the amount I am currently paying to attend Indian River State College. So when asked what it would mean to me if I were to receive a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship it would mean one less thing to worry about and more time to focus on my goals and the opportunity to further both my career and my education without the stress of wondering how much debt I'll be in once I
I have always been concerned about having scholarships, but not until recently have I ever been frightened that I may not be able to to become a student at Southern due to money. In August of this year my dad broke his foot on the job. As a UPS freight driver that worked a ton of overtime and my mom being a substitute teacher, my parents were making a decent amount of money to raise all four kids including myself. My parents have always been determined to send each of their kids to school due to my dad not having that opportunity. He worked a lot of overtime to make sure that he could save money for our college, but he was already concerned about how much it was going to be. After his accident, Workers’ Comp put him on medical leave until the doctors said otherwise. During this time our income became half of what it originally was. Complications arose with the injury, but my father was finally able to go back to work this January after being out since August. Through this time, my need for scholarships became even more important especially since I was unable to qualify for a grant due to fafsa looking at last year’s income. Luckyday would not only be a program that helps me reach out to those at school and in my community, but it would give me a chance to study a major that I am passionate
College as great as it is, is expensive. It can be a burden just thinking about how to pay off our student loans. Although, one of the greatest ways of relieving this burden is through scholarships! If I were to receive this scholarship, it would help a great deal in relieving some of the financial need for my education. I have several siblings my parents are probably also worrying about too. It takes a lot of money to send four people to college. But with this scholarship, I hope I can alleviate some of the money for my brothers and sister. It would mean a lot to me if could make my parents by not having to worry about me as much. Scholarships like this are stepping stones for students like me trying to get into college. After I am done with college at Mississippi State, I will happily and diligently pursue my passion as a Computer Scientist. If I can receive a scholarship, it can begin the process of paying for the hike over the mountain of a college