A scholarship essay is an essay written to a scholarship-granting agency, supporting why you should receive one of their scholarships. However, scholarship essays are rarely straightforward explanations of why you are a deserving recipient, but, instead, usually allow you to choose from one of several prompts and write a compelling essay that addresses the prompt while demonstrating your worthiness for the scholarship. These essay prompts are often similar to the college admission essay prompts employed by various colleges and universities. You can find a good example of those topics on The Common Application’s admission essay page.
Purpose and Impact of Scholarship
Scholarships are one of the greatest ways of helping children who, by a number of reasons, cannot bear the expenses of education mainly that of college studies. Some students might find it difficult to understand how scholarships can be beneficial from them not only in providing the financial assistance but also for many factors. scholarships for students is a sign that they are doing great in their academics and using this, they are earning their right and a chance to continue the studies further. With scholarships, the student is represented respectfully and during hiring processes, such students stand out brightly. Scholarships also help students to be admitted into selective universities of their own choice since it highlights the academic achievements of the student, which makes university officials want to select the student.
There are a number of scholarships available for students who wish to continue their higher studies and make a career for themselves. There are students who receive scholarships for their academic achievements, there are students who receive it due to financial problems and then there those who receive it on behalf of their parents who are disabled. Focusing on students whose parents are disabled and cannot provide much to help with their studies, the federal government has designed many plans to assist them in their needs. The impact of these scholarships on disabled parents can be very positive. It helps to decrease the sufferings of the parents who find it difficult to cope with the blame they put on themselves when they cannot do much for their children. This also helps the children of such parents understand their academic achievement and feel great about them. On the other hand, parents can also feel revealed by these programs designed for their children. Some students believe that scholarships are only for students who need financial help although it is not wholly…… [Read More]
Currently, I major in human resource management. Within the next eight (8) years, I hope to be through with a doctorate in a human resource management or development related field. This will give me an edge as a professional in human resource management and/or development. In my opinion, a doctorate in this field will also provide me with a special understanding of the various global workforce issues. Career wise, within the next twelve (12) years, I see myself as an experienced human resource executive ready to assume any challenging leadership position in workforce development.
Currently, I work as a bank teller. Based on my exceptional performance, I have also been granted a role as an assistant supervisor. In addition to granting me an opportunity to interact with diverse clients, my job as a teller has also helped me understand the internal workings of a large organization. As a human resource professional, I need to develop excellent interpersonal skills. Further, I also need to be familiar with the meaning of organizational behavior, structure and culture in a practical sense.
As an assistant supervisor at my place of work, I have developed valuable skills on people management, employee motivation, and team leadership amongst other things. These leadership roles have made me a better and more knowledgeable person especially when it comes to the management of people. Currently, I am also seeking to connect with other professionals originally from Bosnia. I am convinced that by working together, we can make a difference back home by helping those who are not so fortunate. I particularly have a soft spot for education given the role it plays towards the empowerment of people. With the full backing of like-minded individuals, I am convinced that we can play a significant role towards the empowerment of young people in my county of birth - just like I seek to be empowered through this…… [Read More]
A naturally devoted individual, my commitment to my academic course of study and to the health care profession will become further evident in graduate school, where I will meet with esteemed professors, mentors, and specialists who can help me perfect my skills and find a niche within the nursing community. While in graduate school, I intend to take advantage of internship or residency opportunities and to participate in volunteer work and community service activities.
My interest in nursing stems partly from my first-hand encounters with the medical profession and community. On the one hand, teams of caring and qualified professionals have inspired me to step into their footsteps in the service of people in need of attention. On the other hand, inconsistencies, glitches, and weaknesses in the system have urged me to make a difference and apply my knowledge, skills, and experience to activism within the medical community. As a nurse I will work one on one with patients and other health care professionals, and as I become more knowledgeable about the world of health care I intend to apply myself further to the administrative and political realms of our profession. Whether through community activism or nursing committee administration, my skills as a nurse will expand continually through my commitment to growth, change, and healing.
My disease offers insight and perspective I might not otherwise have developed, enhancing my compassion for others, my patience, and my ability to offer quality care. This scholarship will help me to achieve my goals, allowing me to remain dedicated to academic achievement, to participating in professional development programs, and personal growth opportunities.… [Read More]
The knowledge and specialized skills thus acquired can serve to achieve my future goals in this field of study, and help me play an important part in society as a competent individual, involving me in matters of actual and practical interest.
I believe that specialized education can thus greatly benefit me in my overall future professional achievements. It will consolidate my knowledge and experience so that these may be applied afterwards during my career.
To this purpose, my interest for my field of studies and my desire to excel as a real professional are coupled with the aspiration to be able to actively contribute in the future to these studies and practices, and perhaps influence further developments.
For the reasons stated above, the grant of a scholarship within the university will allow me the financial support necessary for my personal development as an individual and also make it possible for me to play an active part of society, as a future professional in the chosen field, able to apply the knowledge accumulated and materialize it into concrete results.
I intend to make the best of my years of study, so as to emerge as a good specialist and capable practitioner in my area of work, and to be able to influence the development of this field and its place in the structure of society.
I consider the studies at the university a great opportunity for the assertion of my own views and experiences in the field, as they shall be formed upon the completion of my studies, and for my involvement in particular works inside the social system.
The specialized studies will thus allow me the perfect means for development and integration in a certain field of work and then inside the society, by playing an important role in its evolution, and giving support as an active individual.… [Read More]
To adequately teach these skills requires little more than a commitment from the teacher or curriculum monitor. It is a matter of framing assignments in the appropriate manner -- instead of simply requiring a: Research Paper on an Aspect of Costa Rica, work in a preliminary annotated bibligoraphy section that requires the appropriate vetting and analysis of the sources; require several types of sources, and explain why. Above all, since the research indivates that the major reasons student's fail to use robust informational resources is time management and self-management (read -- laziness and taking the shortcut), it is important to instruct on how to do research, how not to plagiarize, and what the actual point of primnary and secondary research are to the process of self-actualization and broad knowledge. These same studies show that if students are given relevancy as part of their explanation, they are more likely to acquire the necessary skills required (Turusheva, 2009).
The urgency and importance of this topic cannot be overemphasized. Global competency requires the ability to understand, analyze, and synthesize voluminous amounts of disparate material -- regardless of one's discipline, and form an interdisciplinary understanding for modern business and economic needs. To compete in this new world, whether the student is from San Francisco or Sao Paulo, requires information literacy so that they can do more than allow. So, the solution -- easy on paper, more difficult to implement. We know global competency through information literacy is required, but it is a clear cultural shift in pedagogical thinking. We also seem to believe that students everywhere deserve the very best in opportunities to succeed. Thus, the key is introducing this type of thinking as early as preschool (Maria Montessori did it a century ago, why not today). Then, as a regular part of the curriculum, interact often with the librarian to introduce methods of searching, analysis of data, and robustness of information. It is not as difficult as we might think, it just takes some creative effort.
We cannot say we have not been warned, the writing is on the wall -- or more precicely, all over the monitor in the structures and patterns of prior centuries "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it," (Santayana, 2010).
Badke, W. (2009, July/August). How We Failed the…… [Read More]
One fourteen-year-old girl in particular came in and I heard her say that she wasn't talking to her mother. Apparently, she had gone to a tattoo parlor to get a tongue piercing even though her mother had refused to sign the consent form. After the doctor removed the piercing, she refused to talk to anybody and she was obviously very angry at everybody. I spent a few minutes talking to her alone and I showed her some pictures in a medical journal that the doctor gave me.
When I showed her the second picture of a girl with a horribly swollen tongue (and face) in a hospital emergency room, she screamed and shouted "Why are you trying to gross me out?" I showed her the description under the picture which said
"Streptococcal infection caused by oral piercing." After that, she took the whole magazine from me to look at the rest of the pictures and she even read the article
(written for doctors). She asked me if she could have a copy to show some of her friends and I photocopied it for her to take home. I noticed that when she left with her mother they were talking about the article.
Through these experiences, (and others), I learned that dentistry is not just about teeth and gums, but also about people. Some people require only regular preventative dental care, but other people come to our office for problems that affect their lives in more ways than I ever knew. I enjoy my job tremendously and hope that becoming a dental hygienist will allow me to continue helping people, eventually help me pay for college, and maybe even apply to dental school someday.
My parents are very supportive of my goals, but they cannot afford to pay for all the costs of the dental hygienist certification program. I have always had a job since I was twelve years old and I contribute whatever I can…… [Read More]
Scholarship Graduate Studies
In life the experiences that everyone goes through will shape who they are as people. This is because, how we overcome various challenges, will have an influence on what direction we are taking our lives. In my case, I have always had a sense of compassion and caring for other people. This was developed from an early age by working with others and seeing the difference that I could make. Then, once I began to study the life of Florence Nightingale is when I knew that I had to become a nurse.
At first, I started out by receiving my Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy. While this was occurring, I was actively working as a nurse's assistant in the medical field. Once I completed this degree, is when I decided to become a Registered Nurse by receiving my Bachelors.
In the program, I excelled and showed tremendous promise. However, during this time I became pregnant and had complications (which had an effect on my physical health). Reluctantly, I withdrew from the program and continued to work in the field of health care. That was fifteen years ago.
Since this time, I have been working with special needs children. This has helped me to see how I can make a dramatic improvement in the lives others. Over the years, I have often thought about finishing the RN program. However, there was always something that prevented me following through. In some cases, it was the need to earn a full time income or family obligations. This caused me to have a sense of void in my life. As I was fulfilled with what I was doing and in my personal / professional relationships, yet I felt a sense of regret by not completing what I started 15 years ago.
Every day when I am working with the children and seeing the challenges affecting health care,…… [Read More]
Zabel (2004) proposes an alternative solution that does not involve mandatory courses or the separate academic focus on library science as a stand-alone course. Instead, Zabel suggests that academic research requirements in substantive courses be adapted as necessary to ensure an appropriate and beneficial process for teaching research skills and informational literacy but strictly within the framework of substantive courses. The author also points out that it is likely much easier to train professors to emphasize formal research skills in their courses than to train library science professionals to become academic instructors, which she suggests is another element overlooked by Owusu-Ansah (Zabel, 2004).
Acknowledging the Effect of Social Perspective and Cultural Influences:
There are other aspects of modern education that have a natural impact on academic research skills. Specifically, college students are products of their cultures of origin. In the United States, sufficient documentation exists to illustrate the degree to which American college students are generally less globally aware and simply less oriented toward information even outside of the academic environment formal (Lauer & Yodanis, 2004).
The results of the Lauer & Yodanis (2004) study suggest that American students (including nursing students) do not respect the difference between informal research and formal academic research. Even more generally, cultural attitudes prevailing in the U.S. tend to over-emphasize the practical goals of vocational training far above an academically or intrinsically genuine subject matter interest in academic courses of study. In all likelihood, this element further illustrates the importance of adopting an approach such as that suggested by Zabel (2004) on an even longer-term and wider basis than proposed by the author.
Specifically, respect for informational literacy apparently cannot be taught effectively in the short-term, much less through a single required course at the undergraduate level. The Lauer & Yodanis (2004) study suggests that what is required is a greater…… [Read More]
Scholarship Integration and Effective Care
Boyer's scholarship of integration "seeks to interpret, draw together, and bring new insight to a research study. It includes discovering patterns and making connections between nursing and other disciplines, which brings meaning to the original work. The actions of locating and using evidence-based practice guidelines are within the scholarship scope of integration" (Conrad & Pape, 2014). Conrad & Pape (2014) provide information on the current state of nurse educators, with knowledge that can be applied to a multidisciplinary approach to caring for pediatric asthma clients in a community In contrast, Maurana, Wolff, Beck, & Simpson (2001) review four evidence-based models in order to document and evaluate activities that are both scholarly and applicable to communities. These propose a new model, that can provide insight into the teaching and learning that comes with nursing education. Though it is an older article, it provides historical perspectives on community scholarship, along with a "new" (for the time) model.
This model extends the definition of what makes up a local community, so it can create a national toolkit that will work better for the scope of integration that needs to be created. For myself, it provides an appreciation of the journey of the nurse educator. As I grew up in a rural Midwestern farming community, this type of multidisciplinary collaboration and scholarship was a basic necessity. That was due to the lack of healthcare resources. The formal position of nurse educator was nonexistent at that time, and every nurse performed as an educator in the only 45-bed hospital in the entire county. Each nurse was required to function in all areas, with an eye toward grassroots networking for innovative solutions. As a psychiatric nurse, mental health is a vital community issue to me, as well. The stigma and fear around mental illness persists, even though there is much more education regarding it today. As nurse educators, we each can encourage nurses at all levels of practice to partake in NAMI's free training for healthcare professionals. That will help these…… [Read More]
3 FM. The show was dedicated to the goal of inspiring teenagers to reach for their dreams and not to give up on them even when they encounter obstacles. I also work at a nonprofit organization called Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES!) that is involved in training other nonprofit organizations. Yes! advocates on behalf of youth and helps foster partnerships between youths and the adult volunteers to create positive and meaningful changes in the community. The organization is built partly on the belief that many traditional organizations ignore the important role that younger people can play in volunteer work in achieving beneficial community changes. In my role, I have had the opportunity to help work to change general perceptions about the value of teenagers in the community, and I have been able to help demonstrate what teens can do to help create change when they are given the opportunity and basic resources to do so.
I also volunteer with my church, Rod of God Ministries where one of my first volunteer positions involved cleaning the bathrooms. I welcomed that opportunity and tried to help some of my peers understand that every contribution to any worthwhile cause is important whether it is one that provides personal recognition or not. In my opinion, being able to perform menial labor helps us build character and helps us remain humble and appreciative. Naturally, it is more gratifying to deceive recognition for performing and that is why I also enjoy being a trained jazz dancer. In that capacity, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to perform with the Carolina Panther Top Cats. In my opinion, however, it is necessary to experience less gratifying responsibilities to fully appreciate all of the positive opportunities that come our way.
As a student at ____, I hope to become a leader of my peers by helping others discover their hidden strengths and to honor, my family, my heritage as an African-American student, and to live up to the academic standards that best emulate the values of the Asai…… [Read More]
Great technology and market opportunity are only a few of the factors that determine success. The company must still execute effectively to exploit the opportunity before the competition does or before market dynamics that presented the opportunity change. This is why I believe a great analyst also needs the ability analyze the financial health of a company and the industry it participates in as well as the skills to understand and predict the equities fluctuations in the market.
I've given a great deal of thought not only about what I'd like to do, but also what I need to do to be really good at it. I realize that I need additional financial skills to be an effective IT industry analyst. Thank you for your consideration for the Asian Youth Fellowship scholarship that will help me obtain the financial training I am currently seeking. If received, I promise you that my academic and work performance will exceed your expectations.… [Read More]
By contrast, teenagers who begin drinking before they are allowed to and young adults who just started drinking at the age of 21 frequently drink so much they become extremely intoxicated even when they do not mean to. They overestimate their ability to function; they underestimate their relative degree of impairment from alcohol; and they are the most prone to becoming more bold and more careless (or fearless) when they are intoxicated.
Whenever I have the opportunity to talk to my peers, I try to promote the idea that there is simply no such thing as any "safe" amount of alcohol that can be consumed before driving any kind of motor vehicle. Even is the statutory limit "allows" a certain cutoff point before a person is considered "intoxicated" by legal standards, the relative risk of being involved in an accident skyrocket after even a single drink as compared with the risk of being in an accident completely sober. To avoid losing the receptivity of my audience, I avoid the issue of the legal drinking age because, unlike the issue of drunk driving, it is very hard to convince people that underage drinking is a moral issue. On the other hand, when my peers have to confront a person who almost lost a family member to drunk driving, they can relate to the horrible feelings associated with losing a family member. I always stress that a single bad decision could conceivably kill an innocent person and permanently change the lives of everybody in their family in addition to their own lives and the lives of the families of their victims.
As a college student at ____, I hope to continue my work publicizing the dangers of drunk driving on a larger scale. In addition, I hope to use the opportunity to recruit some of my classmates to join my efforts and,…… [Read More]
I will be more than generous in sharing the extra knowledge I will have received with some of my colleagues and co-workers. Indeed, I don't feel like this is a course just for me, I feel as if this is a course for everybody involved in the company. It is a way by which the company can pay one scholarship, but all the workers I will come in contact with can benefit from it. Sharing my added information will further benefit the company.
This brings us to the last element of the triangle, the positive impact this can and will have on the client. Overall, a better performance of the company will make the client more satisfied, more willing to provide us with new projects, as well as more willing to recommend us to other potential future clients. Previously, I have talked about how my scholarship can increase the overall level of the company - this will automatically make for a more satisfied customer and more chances of increasing our volume of activity. In the end, these things generate higher revenues and profits.
As a conclusion, I will show that the benefits of my obtaining this scholarship and bringing in additional knowledge for the company are really correlated and shared between myself, the company and our client. Investing in myself, as a worker, really means investing in the company's development, in its capacity to bring added value to the services provided and its willingness to do so. I am confident that this would be an efficient instrument that the company…… [Read More]
Scholarship review board,
I am committed to personal development and greater education for several a reasons. The one that most closely references the theme of this essay, "How does my education affect my family?" is honor. I wish to honor my family for their social, psychological and financial contributions to my life and my education. I would not be where I am today if my family had not come forward voluntarily and taken care of me when my Mother and Father were unable and unwilling to do so.
My grandmother, who is now 78, raised me from infancy when my mother and father abandoned me. With the love and commitment of my grandmother and my uncle and aunt, I have been able to succeed in a nontraditional education, which was supported financially through scholarship and emotionally through perseverance on my part and the support of my family. I have now nearly completed my last year of high school successfully and wish to further this with a college education. My desire is to further honor my family with my personal and professional success.
Though the road through my education has been challenging, my family has developed a support network that has enabled me to…… [Read More]
Why I am Applying:
I have two motives in applying for this course. The main motive is my personal goal and ambitions, and the second is the core values on which those ambitions are based. Both these have created an aptitude in me for nursing. The basic motive for me to become a nurse is based on my nature and core values that have been born with me. I am a giving person who has been used to empathize with those in pain and need. My childhood experiences have made me think of the better activities and developments in my activities that somehow can alleviate pain in others. The core value is that I must spend my life being useful to others in need, bringing them succor in need.
A medical education is far beyond my economic and other situations. Becoming a nurse can full fill the nature of my soul. Therefore I chose the profession with due care and am happy with whatever small service I can do to my fellow men and women. That being accomplished in part, I wish to enhance the ambition of becoming something of a thorough professional in the calling I have chosen. For that I need to improve my studies, qualification and knowledge. The reasons that prompt me to apply therefore are straightforward -- I wish to enhance my qualification, career and future effectiveness.
Why I am pursuing post-baccalaureate or professional studies
I have chosen the profession and am committed to it. I also have a great urge to learn and become an expert at whatever I do. Since nursing is a profession that can reach out to the needy, I would find my job satisfying. I also see that there are many things that I have to learn. The profession is growing in leaps and bounds, new technologies and concepts are being introduced, and therefore everyone in the profession has to study further. Secondly I wish to become a faculty some day because teaching is also a value with me as much…… [Read More]
This is counter to the points made later in the article regarding distance education theory (Najjar, 2008) and its impact on a more individualized approach to distance instruction. Arguably the impact of higher-speed collaborative technologies of which the Internet is the most pervasive are shifting these theories and making dialogue-based theories, including social networking-based concepts of shared collaboration more relevant and effective. The use of collaborative classrooms online for distance learning is forcing the development of entirely new frameworks regarding the theories of scholarship in distance education.
One notable exception from this article is the work of Dr. Badrul Kahn (2003) and his eight dimensions of distance learning. These dimensions fully integrate the role of technology in enabling less didactic and more scaffolding-based or individualized plans and approaches to distance education (Khan, 2003). The integration of pedagogical strategies on the part of instructors with assessment of the extent of autonomy on the part of students provides a means to interpolate which specific scaffolding strategies will deliver the greatest benefit. Kahn (2003) has also quantified the impact of varying from purely didactical instruction to more participative approaches, further refining the body of research regarding theories of distance education. To have omitted Kahn (2003) is to have not covered the topic of theories of scholarship in distance education as thoroughly as the authors could have.
In assessing the article, Theory of Scholarship in Distance Education, it is imperative to realize that the authors have taken a chronological approach to covering this subject, not fully explaining the differences in didactic vs. scaffolding-based distance education (Najjar, 2008). Omitting the work of Khan (2003) as it is integral to the development of scholarship in distance education as it captures the collaborative aspects of Internet-based learning is a major flaw of the article. In addition the conflict between measuring only external performance of students and not fully understanding how to foster and nurture autonomy needs further discussion as well.… [Read More]
Herewith, I present my application for a scholarship with your university in the field of Human Services. As a nontraditional student, being awarded the chance to improve my knowledge in this field will be a wonderful opportunity for me as I seek to expand my knowledge and improve my professional opportunities. My key areas of interest include the prevention of abuse of the elderly, curbing of juvenile addiction, and dealing with the predicament of violence against women -- these are the areas that will enable me to positively impact the lives of different people who may be struggling with various issues in life.
I cannot emphasize just how valuable getting an education will be to me. After serving in the military for 31 years, I have developed a thirst for knowledge that will enable me to make a difference in the country I served. Furthermore, I have consistently demonstrated willingness to give my very best at everything I do for both myself and those who have provided me with a chance at excellence. This is evident in my good achievements in my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, which I pursued amid numerous obligations from my position in the military. I maintained a 3.33 GPA and was termed of good standing, which brings out my hardworking and well-rounded nature.
Currently my short-term goal is to complete my AAA's this spring and take on a first aid course. I also plan to enroll in more volunteer programs that are available in my state. This will facilitate my long-term plan to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work - I want to give back to my community and provide them with the assistance that is necessary to impact their lives in a…… [Read More]
Nursing and Scholarship
Will Two-Hour Turning and Positioning Decrease Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly Population in Nursing Homes?
In order for a modern nurse to be both clinically and practically qualified to give exemplary patient care, they must be able to assimilate knowledge quickly and preserve the tenets of nursing while still excelling at the science of the field. . Within the subject of nursing, there are often times in which different aspects of the practice must be analyzed by using primary research from other scholars (Thoun, 2009). Scholarship is continually important for the nursing model, particularly so nurses may keep current in new methods, practice and techniques. At the locus of this model, though, is the extrapolation of technique -- the blend of art and science, and how the nurses of future generations will benefit from the experience of the current generation (Alligood, 2002). To do this, however, requires a new approach to the paradigm of nursing leadership -- strategic thinking, planning and action and above all -- appropriate integration of a more holistic and multidisciplinary approach to professional nursing and use of scholarship and academic information. If we do not disseminate the knowledge we glean through experience, research or scholarship, then we are wasting precious time while others re-do and rethink problems that may already have a solution (White, 2012).
It seems there are really two basic paradigms when it comes to the modern nursing model: Evidence-Based Practice and the dissemination of research information. EBP helps the medical professional focus on implementing proven techniques, based on evidence. While it acknowledges that there are clearly times for the use of intuition, it also asks that there be an ongoing focus of curiosity about the best evidence that will guide appropriate decision-making (Melnyk, B., et.al., 2009). EBP has a direct relationship to the quality of the learning organization for most nurses. However, recent research shows that there is not enough EBP used in most clinical organizations, and that nurses would relish improving the quality and quantity of knowledge through EBP in their daily duties (Estrada, 2009).
Both EBP and scholarship require a divergent ability to think differently than the past. Some define scholarship as those activities that advance the practice of nursing through inquiry in ways that are significant to the profession, are creative, documented, and replicated. In other words, this is not reinventing…… [Read More]
Participating in Scholarship-Query Letter, Abstract, and Rationale
The work entitled "Environment and Diversity in Community Health" would be a likely subject for publication in the Cambridge Journal of Public Health and Nutrition. Educational courses that could be developed upon the basis of this article include a course on proper diet, a course on proper exercise, and a course on health living choices. The rationale chosen for the publication of this article is based on Boyer (1990) who holds that one of the four areas of scholarship critical to academic work is that of "discovery where new and unique knowledge is generated." This article reveals how the programs presently operating for the purpose of addressing and reducing obesity in the population are failing to meet those goals.
The work entitled "Environment and Diversity in Community Health" identifies a significant health issue and the population for the purpose of developing a disease prevention/management plan. As well the article examines the relevant evidence of this particular community and the significance of this health issue. The article addresses the significance of obesity and states percentages on those with obesity in New York City and other areas as well as addressing the costs related to obesity, which are stated at more than $117 billion for the U.S. The article emphasizes that obesity is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. And that 30% of high school students in New York City are already, at their young age, coping with obesity. The community and the environment of the individual is attributed to play a part in the individual developing obesity. While programs abound for addressing healthy living these programs are limited by inadequate funding and the…… [Read More]
College Scholarship Application
I was only eighteen, but the first-born in a single-parent family of four, when I enrolled at Molloy College in 2009. My family attaches high value to education, and my mother was determined to send me to college at all costs. The entry fee was relatively high and it was really sad to see her struggle with my siblings' fees the entire semester. I imagined that a repeat of the situation in the next semester, and then the next, would be the beginning of the collapse of my siblings' academic goals; something that I was not prepared to see happen, and I was certain my mother wasn't either. I secured a part-time job, taking advantage of my employer's flextime policy to balance between school and work. I have, in this way, been able to meet some of my own, as well as my siblings' basic educational expenses - but with my mother headed for retirement, my contribution will have to go up.
I am applying for a Molloy College scholarship because the second degree I am currently pursuing requires more school hours and more concentration, and I would, therefore have to work less hours, and earn less money. I want to give this degree my all because it will not only quench my thirst for knowledge, but also put me in a better position to actualize my passion to help others. I have, throughout my life, strived to achieve academic excellence and give back to society through education. Though under a great deal of stress - having to balance between work and school, I…… [Read More]