Savannah State University Scholarship Essay

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Robert Frost once wrote, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and I, I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference. As a young, educated, black man I have already chosen to take the road less travelled. Life is a journey where you stumble and fall, but I elected to not become a negative statistic. While in high school I decided to start my college education early in the pursuit of bettering my mind and proving to my ancestors that their plight is being well-respected.
I attended Darton State College during my senior year which helped me earn college credit. In the fall I will officially become a transfer student majoring in Visual and Performing Arts (Music Instrumental and Voice) at the esteemed institution, Savannah State University (SSU). I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to become a student at SSU, because being a first generation college student I know the value of education. During my high school career I maintained my grades, ending with a 3.2 GPA and
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I’ve grown up in an alternate family structure with my aunt becoming my guardian at the start of my 9th grade year. Without her I don’t know where I would be because she has continuously supported me through everything I do no matter how different. I have experienced so much and she helps me toward all my dreams. Even through taking care of her parents when they became ill and eventually passed she was always there for me and now that I have grown a bit, I can be there for her. Now we have come to this new challenge and though she will always support me, it gets difficult sometimes financially and funding from the Greater Albany Chapter of Savannah State University Alumni Association would greatly put me on the right track to realize my dreams as a young black male. I thank this organization for giving me the opportunity to be considered for
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