Even after entering high school, the importance of keeping my grades up never occurred to me as it became a value to me. Along with keeping excellent grades, I was also involved in several school activities. Throughout my high school years, I presented extravagant academics, leadership, and community work. I was involved in National Honor Society, class council, student council, and blue crew all four years, which is a fan club that attends sports events to support our school’s teams. I also was a varsity cheerleader throughout my high school career. With being inducted to National Honor Society, I completed community service hours. My community service hours consisted of helping out Illini Middle School with their annual D.A.R.E. picnic, working concessions stands for my school’s baseball team, helping sixth graders prepare for their Iditarod, and contributing help at an American Red Cross blood drive. I believe I am worthy of this scholarship because the career path I have chosen takes an appreciable amount of time and money. Overall, I believe I deserve this scholarship because I have the potential to succeed in my career as I would be very appreciative to be awarded the
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 should receive the Lucile Gustafson Scholarship because I have demonstrated a high excellence in scholastic achievement throughout high school and continue to do so at Waubonsee Community College. Throughout my senior year of high school, I have completed 17 college credits through Waubonsee’s duel credit program, all of which, I received A’s. I am currently taken 11 credits this semester though Waubonsee so I can start the nursing program this fall. Furthermore, I exhibit leadership in the participation of clubs. For example, when I was a Freshmen Seminar leader I lead a group of 25 freshmen and helped them learn about high school. I have shown outstanding citizenship by volunteering at Alden Garden of Waterford Assisted Living for the last three years, every Friday for four hours. I help with activities such as manicures, leading card games, and helping with special events such as dressing up as the Easter Bunny and setting up decorations for Christmas. I have participated in many volunteer events through school like helping a forest preserve by planting butterfly garden through Science National Honor Society. I also tutor the subject of English monthly through National English Honor Society. Hence, I am determined to give back to the community and further achieve in academics and leadership. I am highly motivated to accomplish the goals set before
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
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.
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
This scholarship award has improved my experience at school over the past year by alleviating the stress and worry that would have been put on me had I not been able to afford to go to school. Due to the help that I was given through this scholarship last year, I was also given a boost of confidence in my academic abilities and was named to the Dean’s list for both fall 2014, as well as spring 2015.In the upcoming academic school year I will be starting my clinical classes. I am very excited for these because they will help me determine what field I want to focus on in nursing. However, for my sophomore year I have decided to live off grounds in an apartment with two other girls so I may have to pick up a part-time job. I feel that this is will give me experience in the adult world. My future goals are to continue with the nursing program and then to enlist in the
I think I would be a good recipient for this scholarship. Due to my academic achievements and because my parents moved to the United States to give their children a better life and education. With this, my parents have instilled in me a dream to graduate college and become successful. My mother is always telling me how she wants me to do something great with my life, and she keeps on encouraging me to get through college even if money is tight. She reminds me and my siblings that we can never give up and that we have to push forward because she has sacrificed so much so we can be where we are now. I am extremely grateful to Rich Mountain Community College for providing concurrent college classes at Wickes/Cossatot River High School because it gave me a great opportunity to get ahead in college. I currently, have 53 hours, and I currently hold a 3.2 GPA this semester. This has not been easy, since I work part time, but it does show me I am capable of doing it. With personal commitment and determination, I know I have the power to excel in my all classes.
I intend to use this scholarship to help pay for my tuition and books at the Southern Arizona University of Phoenix- Online. I would like to be considered for this scholarship because I have no financial help from my family. This means that I have to be able to pay for college on my own because of the fact that my father is no longer in my life, and my mom has my other siblings to take care of. My father is no longer in my life because he now lives in Mexico with his other family. I don’t have financial help from him because he has a wife and six other children. My mother would like to be able to help me, but she has two other children she’s taking care of by herself, and she has to prepare for my sister's graduation next year as well as mine this year. I plan to get a job after I graduate to help pay for the expenses of college, but since I am going online the expenses of college are going to be a lot less than if I were to go on campus, this is the main reason I am planning to go online, and to take a lot of the stress of being totally alone off myself because I will only be twenty minutes away from my family instead of an hour or two.
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
I believe that I am a worthy candidate for this scholarship due to my recognition of the financial impact of college. Growing up in a single parent home has been a financially and emotionally difficult feat for my mother and myself. When I was seven years old, my father passed away from a blood clot. During his life, he served in Vietnam, where he was granted a Purple Heart after shattering his kneecap on a landmine. He was on disability, and my mother was employed as a rehabilitation nurse, the only source of income in our family. After his death, my mother and I both began to go to therapy for our grief over losing my father. Focusing on my mental health helped me accept the meaning of death, and struck my motivation to honor my father and ensure that he would be proud of me. When I grew up, we always relied on getting clothes from thrift stores to save money and cutting any unnecessary expenditures. My mother always worked to have enough money for food and comfort. I received monetary Survivor Benefits after his death until my high school graduation this past May. As mentioned before, my mother has Multiple Sclerosis, which is an unfortunately expensive illness. Shortly after her diagnosis, the rehabilitation unit of her work closed and she was left on unemployment right before my sophomore year of high school. I was not old enough to drive or work, so finances were incredibly strict. On my 16th birthday, I attended an orientation to work as a lifeguard at our local YMCA. The next day, I also got my license to eliminate transportation issues. My employment alleviated financial and emotional stress on my mother, as I was able to contribute to the bills and my personal expenses. Throughout my life, my mother has also been very dependent on alcohol to relieve stress. There were numerous times where I
Although I live in a two parent household, I am only one of two college students in my family. Currently both of my parents are employed in Social Services, and unfortunately they do not have a lot of discretionary income to contribute financially to my college costs. I qualify for a partial Pell Grant, but I will still fall short of the total cost to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2016-17 school year. In order to avoid taking out a significant amount of loans, which will leave me in debt I have worked hard in the classroom to maintain a 4.0 GPA to qualify for merit based scholarships. Receiving The Joyce and Thomas H. Stanisic Memorial Scholarship will allow me to focus solely on my education rather than financing my education throughout my sophomore year of college.
I have a plan for my future, I carry an above average grade point average, and I am active in the community. Due to these reasons, I feel as if I am a prime applicant to obtain scholarship. Gaining scholarship will be a huge relief to my family. At my current status, I was unable to obtain financial aid to cover a certain part of my tuition leaving no choice but to pull long hours at work. Neverless, I am learning valuable time management skills. Even though it is tough to go to school and work both full time, I will do whatever I need to achieve my life
As my senior year comes around, it has become more real to me that I have to take charge of my future. I deserve and need this scholarship just as I need oxygen to breathe. Being the first in my family to attend college or even have the idea in their head means I’m on my own to discover what to do to get into college and how to come up with the means. I