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
While I have had a great experience so far at Elizabethtown College, I now know more than ever that to reach my full potential I need to step outside my comfort zone and move to a larger, more diverse campus. Because of the Malcom Wesley Myers and Anna Geary Myers Scholarship I can make my dream of going to a larger school like the University of Delaware a reality. For my future career in marketing and communications, receiving an excellent college education is necessary to be a competitive candidate for jobs in the future. This is why this scholarship is so important to me, so that I can lead a successful life in my future career and not have to worry about the debt that most students are facing as they graduate from
In the fall of 2015, my twin sister and I started at Texarkana College. With the help of Texarkana College’s Presidential scholarship, we were financially able to set out to be the first in our family to graduate college. With finances always being a family struggle I grew
As the cost of education increases, many students search for assistance to help cover that cost. That form of assistance could come from burdensome financial aid or a scholarship that provides the student with an education free from debt. That’s why I am writing you today Mr. Alan Hall on behalf of the Student Scholarship Committee, bellow we have outlined the (1) the benefits to the student, (2) the benefits to you, and (3) how you can take action to help.
East Carolina University is and has always been a dream school for many students including myself. I have grown up hearing about the University and it is nothing short of spectacular. Many family members of mine have attended East Carolina, and I have always pictured myself at this school. It would be an honor to be a pirate. Throughout high school I have struggled in Science and Math. I know I could have done better in high school but in life you can always do something better, im eager to push myself more and work harder than ever to succeed as an adult, if given the chance There are many times when I should I have put school in front of my extra curricular activities such as dancing, art, work, tennis, and swimming. However, all of those
Questions and uncertainties flooded my mind at the time. How was I going to help my mother and sister with the other 500$? Is studying in another country really worth my mother and sister’s mental suffering? Is this leap of faith going to work out for me?
These past four years have been a wonderful experience. I have learned, grown and matured into the woman I am today because of the lessons and talks I have had inside these four walls of Dillard University. The beginning of my senior year I was terrified, because I knew what I wanted to do but I did not want to fail at it. I was so afraid of failing, I did not allow myself to take risks and step out on faith. The fear of failing kept me from seeing the positive side of things and that crippled me. I had a conversation with Mr. Clark and he told me I could not fail if I didn’t try and that has stuck with me. He pushed and put a lot of pressure on me to apply to graduate school. To make him shut up and stop being on my case, I applied to six
Since starting the school year in August, my main goal is to become a more educated and well-rounded individual. After almost completing two full semesters here at Sam Houston State University I feel like I have taken steps to fulfill my goal. I know if I keep giving hundred percent towards my education I can achieve any goal I set before myself.
Throughout my educational experience in Houston Community, I have obtained skills, which prepared me to handle the university challenges. Despite the academic ups and downs, I have acquired crucial knowledge and responsibility that will be helpful throughout my student life. Moreover, College helped me to build the confidence that I currently own and theses two years in college, it shaped me into a conscious individual. Certainly, One day when I look back at the time I was in college, I will remember those days when I started getting ownership of my life; When I realized that I should be responsible for the decisions I make, whether positive or negative. Now, it is time to move forward, giving myself a new opportunity and a mission to accomplish.
In 2015 I received a call from someone claiming to be my Resident Assistant. She became the sister I never had and the mentor I always needed. Watching her interact with residents inspired me to become one. I am a very social person and I aspire to help ensure that students have a wonderful experience at Lamar University.
When I was at Brigham Young University as a student, I was heavily involved in different student activities as well as leadership programs in order to leave my comfort zone and learn how to work with variety of different people as a team. Especially, I co-founded a new student council for students from Asia at Brigham Young University, serving as a vice-president and a head of event marketing. I tried to unite students from Asia through social, educational, cultural events and to provide opportunities to serve others so that there are no intellectually, spiritually, or emotionally poor students from Asia. As a vice-president, I presided weekly performance meeting to assess progress of upcoming events and keep track of teamwork in order not to burden council members. And I also explored the funding opportunities that are offered by Brigham Young University Student Association and raised $5,000 by sharing our cultural experience to the local high school students during the fall semester of 2013.
It is important to me to chose a school where I think I would most fit in. My tours to the University of Houston have really shown me how diverse the community is, and I love it! I am a very active person who loves to chatter, make friends, and educationally challenge myself everyday. The social, yet focused environment that I felt on my trips makes me believe I would fit right in. The people are so friendly, and to me, it is amazing to see the different races and ethnicities come together to watch and cheer at football games or sing along to everyone’s favorite song the way the students do at the University of Houston. My family is another big part of my decision to apply to the University of Houston. My family is very tightly knit. From attending
Through the education that I would receive at Indiana I hope to win a job in a full-time orchestra in either the 3rd horn or Principal horn seat with an adjunct teaching job at a local school. At Indiana I am interested in taking part in their performing ensembles, in fact, I want to collaborate with my fellow horn players to create a horn choir that plays 21st century music as well as the traditional classical pieces. Besides my musical endeavors I hope to take part in the Undergraduate Mock Trial club to compete against other schools while doing something different that I would in my musical studies.
As a low-middle class family with seven children, I pay for my own education and the increased cost of the program, as well as living experiences while abroad, continues to worry both my parents and myself, despite the financial aid I receive and scholarships I have won. After much debate and argument, I convinced my parents to support my endeavor, not financially due to situation but, in planning and understanding this is something I truly want to do