Even though I do not have enough points to qualify for this award I am still going to apply, because although I may not have done as many things as others have within the building. The things I have been able to accomplish outside of the building have helped me lay the foundation for my education, career and overall life after high school.
At the end of my Junior year I was elected to be FFA Chapter President my Senior year, immediately we started having officer meetings to decide how we could best serve our members, school, and community. I started new community service projects such as getting a local farm to donate pumpkins to the FFA, the FFA members then helped the special education students paint the pumpkins for Halloween. I also started a project where the FFA chapter painted Christmas ornaments shaped like cows and donated them to the residents of the local nursing home. The chapter now plans to make these events that I implemented annual
I am the oldest of four girls in a family of six and I will also be the first one in my family to go to college at Texas A&M University. I always thought that scholarships were just going to be bombarded on those who were in the top ten percent of their grade, but as I can see now, I was extremely wrong. It is an uphill battle to pay for college and that is something that I should have seen coming. I believe I need the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship to attend Texas A&M University because my parents may not be able to provide for my entire four years there.
The Rio Vista FFA Chapter means a lot to me. The officers, as well as the members, are like family and the organization is my life. I schedule my everyday activities around my FFA priorities and that does not faze me. I even have attended an FFA meeting over the phone when I was sick because I felt guilty for not being there in person. I love FFA one hundred percent because of how much I love my animals and get to be around them. Not only do I love it because it gives all of the more reason to tell people my animals come first but because of the additional things I get to be involved in. Being in all of the activities I have joined has changed my attitude toward hard work. FFA has showed me what priorities really are, what they mean, why a lot of things have to be put last, and the purpose of leadership, respect, and responsibility. The things I get to do in FFA helps me to realize that hard work will pay off and that it’s not all about livestock, fertile soil, crops, and leadership. The things I have done in FFA have not only made me a better person but also improved my skills and my self-confidence.
Texas A&M is my home. I am 44 years old and I have been a full-time employee of Texas A&M University for almost 10 years. Although it has taken me a long time to get to the academic level that I am now at, I have never given up. Even though, they encouraged me every step of the way I was not guided very well academically by my parents. Neither of them attended college, so they were unable to provide advice. Now that I have gained the knowledge and know what I want, I will continue to work hard on my academic journey until it is complete.
Ever since I was a young kid I have always been interested in movies. My grandma, who was full of the wise the life experience left, always knew about my interest in movies. She feed my vain for the art. Even though her religion, she professed Adventist of seven-day religion, didn't let her go to the cinema, she always found the way to took me to the cinema. She and I enjoyed watch movies. We used to sit in the darkness room, with our faces illuminated from the reflection of the light which rebooted from the screen, both absorbs in the plot of the movie which made us laughed or cried. After the movie, while we went back to her home, she started to talk about the movie. She had a particular point of view where the main story
My father is going to retire in some years and my mother is a house wife. They both have invested in their house heavily therefore these reasons might affect my family’s ability to fund my college tuition.
My favorite part of being a member was the conventions and leadership conferences. The conferences are upbeat and attention grabbing with great speakers. The first convention I attended I was amazed at the loud music, dancing and the awesome energy I felt. The enviroment gave me the feeling that this is where I belong and this is what I want to do as a career. The FFA motto is "Doing to learn, learning to do. Earning to live, living to serve". That means to learn new things and use them in everyday life. FFA also builds up the confidence in students and in their work through speaking events, making presentations, and helping the community.
As you can see many people think very highly of the FFA and their Alum. It’s a very exciting and broad organization to be a part of and helps students for many years down the
I believe that I would be an excellent candidate for the Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship. This scholarship would allow me to pursue my passion in the Agricultural Industry.
I understand that my family and I are not living below the poverty line or fighting over bus fare, but this scholarship will still greatly benefit me. When my sister filed the FAFSA, she was not given an extraordinary amount of money. She had to take out loans to pay for her education. My family and I cannot afford to take out any more loans. In 2014, we lost our house due to foreclosure. For two years, every penny we earned went to our savings account to save up for a house. When I was fourteen years old, I had saved up five-thousand dollars for college. I decided to give the money to my parents in order to buy our house. I am a senior in high school, and I have not managed to recoup my money. Meanwhile, my parents are tied down to a thirty-year mortgage. In addition, my grandfather, who lives in Mexico, has been diagnosed with depression. My parents have been sending money over there in order to pay for his care and medicine. Trying to find the right treatment for him has made money a bit tight in my household.
Like most young boys I grew up idolizing sport heroes, racing kids on the playground, and playing sports outside. My teams were the Cowboys, the Astros, and later on in life the Aggies. Consequentially, if you didn’t love Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio than I didn’t really like you. Although most of these decisions were made based upon my brother’s sport interest, I learned to love them in my own way. After all, my brother was the one who I played basketball with, threw the football and baseball with, and eventually the one who inspired my love for A&M and the Aggies. For all my life I can remember wanting to play sports and wanting to watch sports, but around 7th grade when my brother moved off to A&M is when I really started getting the sports bug. Visiting for home games, standing in the
I have been involved in the Future Farmers of America chapter at Powhatan High School since my sophomore year of high school. I took my first agriculture class sophomore year because my older sister had taken a welding class and thoroughly enjoyed it. When in the class I learned about FFA and decided to join the club because I found it interesting. That year I learned more about the organization and became interested in becoming more involved in the organization. By becoming more involved in the FFA organization, I began to become passionate about the organization and wanted to ;earn how to become more involved. At the end of my sophomore year, I interviewed to become the Reporter of the Powhatan High School FFA chapter and I was honored to be appointed to the position. Once appointed the position, I was learned leadership and organizational skills in this position. At the end of my junior year, I was appointed the a Vice Resident of Chapter and I am currently serving in this position.
Coming into UNF in fall of 2017 I will be a transfer student. The choice to transfer wasn’t hard at all. I was born and raised in Jacksonville and miss home terribly. After not being happy at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida I knew I needed to move back home to Jacksonville and finish up my degree at the best school in Jacksonville, which happens to have a good exercise science program. I chose to transfer UNF’s Exercise Science program because I miss home, but also because I have heard great things about the program from former and current students.
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.