I am striving to push myself beyond my limits and to do more than just the minimum for an ‘A’ and to learn as much as I possibly can. My personal goals for my time spent at St. Cloud State University is to balance my commitments so I am present and excelling in all aspects I include myself in. I do not want to spend too much time at home cleaning and cooking or spend too much time with my husband, when I should be doing school work. Another personal goal of mine is to keep my body fit and healthy so I am confident.
When I was young, if she saw litter she would always pick it up, stating “If we don’t pick it up who will?” Her rectitude taught me to take the initiative in my education and in my community. By being accepted into The PCTI chapter of the National Honor Society, I hope to further my education while also developing my character and defining what exactly it is I wish to accomplish in life. I hope having other like minded, self driven peers and mentors surrounding me will push me to reach my potential while I aid them in doing the same. The National Honor Society is more than just another accolade to me. It is a pillar of education and citizenship.
Since this time in life, I made it a goal to help not only my family but others in need out too. For I know what it is like to have absolutely nothing. In order for myself to achieve this goal in life, I would love to continue my education and graduate from college to get a great job. I know it would take a lot of studying, but I know that it will all pay off in the end. I want to be able to make a change in this world; even if it means starting off with something small.
Grades do not determine intelligence, but effort is the biggest key. Effort and perseverance will help me gain new perspectives about the world around me allowing me to strive to obtain new knowledge about what I want to pursue in life, and without the opportunity of going to college none of that would be
However, my only choice is to thrive. In this case, I have to do it for my family because they all believe in me, I have to do it because I promised my mom a house, and better life for both of us. I have to keep my word, but beside these promises, I want to conquer a better life. I don’t want to get paid minimum wage, I want to have a job that I like doing and maintain a family with that same job. Receiving this scholarship would motivate me more and make those proud who support
The Rafting Event I believe that life is short, and one should live each moment with purpose. I do not want my last moment to be something I regret. The famous quote by Amelia Earhart, “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” sums up my belief. My belief is a constant motivator to continually push me to want more, expect more and do more. In school, work and play, I want to always be discovering or experiencing something new.
We need to be able to process what we have learned. If we are not able to process what we have learned we will not get all the concepts we were taught in class. “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. - Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha”. We won 't be able to do that if we don 't have any time to process everything.
According to Neil Haave (2015) learning should focus on being curious and never running out of questions. Such questioning together with accepting that disappointment is part of the equation drives much of my teaching. Learning must be done from the early age with fun, motivation and curiosity and this must be continued throughout life as we develop in life. Learning should aim for the long term development of a person. Learning should comprise a holistic approach to prepare learners to be effective global citizens in future (Ellis,
Humans reach a point in life when they must decide on whether or not they should go to college. Yet, those who do put themselves to the challenge to attend such an institution must have a purpose behind their choice. When the decision had arrived, I was conflicted about why I was making it. At first, my parents were who became my influence to become a cavalier. They wanted me to have a better future than they; do not struggle in life just to make ends meet and give back to those who did not have the opportunities in front of them like me.
Now we see that it ranges anyway from poverty to not have guidance from a counselor at a younger age. All these things are very important in making kids not want to go and deterring them away. So in the future we will all have to play a part in making this change so everyone gets a chance to go to college, because it is very important and can lead to a better chance at life and a future for some of these kids and without it they might not get the chance to do what they want with their lives. Further research could have been done if I had more time. It would have progressed my paper and maybe I could have talked to some of my family members who didn't attend college and find out their reasons.
I promise to keep fighting until the end because I know in my heart this is what I want to do with my life. Although it has been really tough I am still here fighting the good fight and planning my next move to accomplishing my goals, I want this scholarship so those goals will be achieved I want Portland State University to feel proud of me and not just some other student that drops out and is forgotten. I want to become somebody, I am asking for this Scholarship to easy my fears so I may prove my worth and get down to business which is design and art. My efforts have never wavered I will continue to inspire other students who think about the future and where