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
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
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
Last year around this time of year, I was devastated when I found out I could not attend my first choice school, the University of Delaware. This was not because I had not been accepted, but because it was far too expensive. This is when I realized how important scholarships, like the Malcom Wesley Myers and Anna Geary Myers Scholarship are.
Everything changed for me my last year of high school. Like most seniors I was busy applying to colleges, studying for tests, volunteering in the community and trying to figure out what I aspired to be when I grew up. I thought I wanted to be an Interior Designer and I traveled with my parents all over the country touring colleges that offered the major. I achieved good grades in school and I was accepted at several of the schools I applied to. Once I decided on a university I began my search for scholarships to help fund my education. By chance I ran across an audio scholarship contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The essay topic was about the importance of Veterans to our past and future. Because I was a military dependent this topic was near and dear to me. I worked really hard on my submission and to my surprise and my parent’s delight; I was selected as the winner for my state. The opportunities I experienced as a result of representing
I have been a lucky recipient of The O'Brate Scholarship for two years now. I am Incredibly appreciative of the difference The O'Brate Scholarship has made in my life. The generosity of The O'Brate Scholarship is one of the primary reason that I have been able to finance and continue my education and experience the transformative experience that has been my sophomore year at Kansas State. My second year of University has been nothing short of spectacular and formidable. This year I have really strove to push myself out of my comfort zone. This was in due part because of The O'Brate Foundation
With all this being said, I’ve always strived to better myself. The best way to accomplish this is to receive a college education. Sadly, college is a big expense for my family, especially due to recent events within the family. Last year for nearly nine months my father was without work because of an injury to his back. This made it hard for us to accomodate so quickly to less income coming in. Now that he is back to work is has been easier but still the hardships aren’t gone. My grandmother has just undergone surgery for her eyes which rendered her blind and is now living with us as she needs close supervision. If awarded any scholarships, it can ease up some of the worries and lighten the
I am a Social and Behavioral Science major with a minor in Human Development. I am currently a sophomore carrying 54 units and I plan to graduate in the fall of 2018. During my journey as a college student at California State University, Monterey Bay I plan to continue working very hard and fully concentrate on my courses. One of the biggest obstacles that I have faced during my transition to college is coming from a low-income family, which is not able to provide me with financial assistance. However, your scholarship will be of great help for me to pay my educational expenses giving me more motivation to continue focusing on my studies and continue pursuing my
In high school, students dream of getting a scholarship to go to the school of their choice. I truly feel that I deserve the scholarship because I have worked my hardest and done my absolute best to dedicate myself to my education. I've been through a lot personally within my family that has affected me immensely, but despite it all I was able to retreat to my strong mindset of putting my education first, even if that means before my problems.
Since I am the fourth child of six heading to college, it is very important to me to be able to pay for most of my schooling. Having five other kids to support my parents will not be able to help out a lot so most of the funding for my school will be up to me. I know it is hard to come out of school with no debt but I want to be able to graduate with a degree and have the least amount of debt possible. To accomplish this goal I have worked hard throughout high school to maintain good grades and stay involved so I am worthy of scholarships like this one. Participating in three sports every year and being involved in 4+ extracurricular activities can be very demanding but I have used these experiences to build character and leadership. I have
This is a scholarship that provides funding for 1,000 minority students across the US each year and receives about 20,000 applications. When thinking about how great an achievement receiving this scholarship was, I asked myself what changed from then to now. It was my determination. Growing up, I lived in a very hostile home. I always knew that the only way I would get out of my living situation was if I got into a good school and won enough scholarships to help pay my way through school. I knew that was a huge task, but I was determined because I had something to anticipate.Through that, my only motivation for going to college was to get out of my living situation. I saw that college could be my refuge and it was. But everything stopped there. I realized soon after that I did not know what I wanted to do with my life so I just went through the motions of going to school knowing that I could not go back to my parent’s house. It wasn’t until my junior year when I declared my major to be Public Health that I realized that I enjoyed my studies. Although I enjoyed what I was learning, I did not see this as a life-changing career. I am a woman who is motivated and driven by my passion and desire so without having that while in school, my grades suffered and to be honest, at the time I did not care. I “knew” I did not want to go to graduate school, so what was the point of studying
The Learning Disabilities Career Conference is the first of its kind in Canada that strives to provide resources, and mentorship to improve the necessary professional skills of youth with learning disabilities, while instilling, and building confidence in attendees.This one-day event will be hosted, for the second time, at Windermere Secondary School, on January 29th, and is proudly partnered with The Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver.
Can assaist me with the help an the push than i need to fufill my dreams of becoming a teacher. This can stop my mother from working so hard day in an day out about 50 hours a week theres really no time for parenting but thats when she puts her trust in me to go out an work for these scholarships. Their are plenty of opputinites an i can see that this is going to be the best one for me. Growing up with-out a father figure was a bit of a struggle an with me being around role models besides football coaches will be a total inspration. I have a great chance to make somthing out of myself with the help of the Call Me Mister
Senior year, the year that is said to be “the time of my life,” was the year I proved everyone wrong. That year, I partook in “Dual Enrollment,” and took college courses as a part-time student, while also balancing a waitressing job, as well high school courses. It was difficult at first, but hard-work, and determination helped me complete the year. In the midst of it all, I was filling out college applications. Choosing a college to attend was not an easy decision. I was accepted into two great schools, but due to issues in my former home, I could not allow myself to abandon my parents. Instead, I enrolled full-time at Cecil College, and at the end of my freshman year of college, including the courses I took during my senior year of high school, I managed to receive an overall GPA a 3.24, and I am hoping to receive an even higher one at the end of this upcoming semester. Making the right decision for college may have been tough, but choosing a career path that was right for me seemed troublesome.
The world we live in is magnificent and thrillingly beautiful, yet it 's extremely suffocating and dark. Sometimes life can be predictable, but for me each step I took in life was about as certain as a walk on a tightrope. I yearn for a life I have control of. Now is the time to start living, and not just surviving. I want to be happy, and I want to help others be happy. Getting a scholarship can change my life. I can’t go to college without it. With it, I can actually have a chance to go to college and pursue my passion and make a difference. I can graduate and get a job of my dreams, gain control of my life and give myself a livelihood. The road I have traveled hasn 't been easy, but I want to triumph over my adversaries. My life has shaped me into the person I am today, therefore I am now extremely interested in the subject matter of Psychology, and I am ready to reach my goal of going to college and becoming a Psychologist.