For years I have dreamt about getting into my favorite college. The rush I would get as my school’s football team ran out of the tunnel. All the new people I would meet that would become my friends for life. It is now November of my senior year and I have decided to go to Colorado State University. I am without a doubt that Colorado State is the school I dreamt about all these years. Growing up, I wanted a place that challenged me physically, academically, and spiritually. I believe the Colorado State Honors Program would be a great fit for me. There are many reasons why I would love to be accepted into the Honors Program. For one, it is a great challenge. I enjoy being challenged and no matter how hard it is, I am always up for it. I love to dig deeper and expand my knowledge when learning to get a broader understanding of topics. The Honors Program will allow me to do that through its small class discussions. Secondly, I am very focused and take academics seriously. This program will surround me …show more content…
I have been on several mission trips in America and out of the Country. Going on those trips have opened my eyes to what really goes on in the world. I have seen so much hurt and need, but I have also experienced the most joyful humans. These experiences led me to be more grateful for my life and as well as to understand others better. Growing up in a family of six kids, I needed to learn how to communicate and work together. I am the peacemaker in my family; I bring people together. I have a very positive outlook on life. People tell me that I am the happiest, most optimistic person they know. I think my outlook will add a lot to the Honors Program. Even in the bleakest situations, I can always find the good and encourage others to keep pressing on. This will benefit the program because it can be hard, but with students coming together and encouraging one another, they will be able to persevere and finish
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Picture a young teenager on a date: she is around 16 and extremely excited about the prospect of an outing with another young woman that night. They decide to go see a new movie and have dinner after. Walking out of the theater that night, the young women are hand in hand and oblivious to what is about to happen. A stranger decided that what he saw between these two girls was offensive to him. The teenagers’ budding romance was so incredibly offensive that he attacked one of them at her car.
Mission trips are amazing. The first time I went to Athens, Ohio on a Good Works mission trip I realized that I had a lot more than I thought I did and I needed to be more grateful for the everything I had. This time I went, I was a little nervous that it was going to be the same as it was a couple of years earlier, but it was a whole new experience. On this trip, I was one of two people that this was round number two. Altogether twelve people went to Good Works.
It was my Senior year of High school when my parents decided to send me on a mission trip to Central America. All my friends were flying out to the Turks and Caucus and I was on a plane to Nicaragua. I would be there for 10 days and would be building houses and helping the needy. I was not at all excited to be going and had rather been with my friend enjoying the islands. I would soon come to realize that Nicaragua would teach me three lesson that would stay with me forever: how to live fully, that material needs are not everything, and that living for Christ is everything.
I am competitive; I look for the chance to run the extra mile. My competitive nature has aided in everything I commit myself to. Regardless if I am participating in a sporting event, competing for a solo in a musical production, or preparing for a final, I will indubitably devote my time and efforts to perform as well as possible. I take every opportunity that is presented to me and attempted to better not only myself but my community as well. I am confident that the Honors College at the College of Charleston will enable me to devote my attention to my studies, become actively involved within campus activities and academic assemblies, and offer my time and abilities to charitable events and organizations.
I believe that I am deserving of this scholarship due to my financial status and my unique experiences that have shaped me into a strong, adaptable individual. Currently, I live in a household of five members, including myself. My family lives off one income as my mother is a homeschool teacher and my father works as a civil engineer. Prior to moving to Fort Collins at the beginning of my sophomore year, my father was laid off from his job and was unemployed for a year.
I could not ask for anything more out of my first semester of college. My desires to be affiliated with the honors college are due to my intentions to raise my potential as a student. I was bred to be a hard worker, the most important lesson I captured from high school is that there is always room to expand your knowledge. You are only as good as the people surrounding
The honors college consists of very interesting teachers. I ended up choosing a teacher who is related to my major and who I have the highest grade in. Professor Espana who teaches College algebra gave me a lot of information pertaining to the honors college and herself. She has an amazing personality especially when it comes to teaching. She really cares about her students and know that they are capable of big opportunities.
I would like, however, to try and pursue the Honors Scholarship, which, with an ACT score of 25, I would receive $3,360 a year. I would like to receive the Honors Scholarship because I would like to help my parents pay for my college. While I’d not actually be paying for my own college, I’d like to help my parents by getting as many scholarships as possible. As shown on the guidance website, there are many other scholarships that I could possibly receive. I will have to apply for these such scholarships, which are given out on scholarship night in a few months.
It is very important to me to find out which one is the best fit for me. I have created a folder for each college and I put everything in it that I need for that place. This helps me to be more organized and college ready. I’m looking for a college where I can hopefully play volleyball or basketball and get a degree in Physical Therapy. Along with all of this going on I am in charge of the prom decorations this year.
When my youth leader asked me to go on a service trip in New Jersey, some hesitation came to mind. I was given an opportunity to travel with our group to provide aid to many of the victims that were heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy. This was a very difficult decision to make as I witnessed the emotional effects that it had in our area, which had not been a major area of damage. I eventually decided to participate, which gave new perspective of how lucky I am to have the life I live. Similar experiences and the effects tied with them can be found in a variety of places.
On my first mission trip we went to Panther, West Virginia for a week. It is a very impoverished area that needs a lot of support and work. During my week there we replaced gutters and damaged siding on a needy family 's house. We also painted the house’s outside walls and windows. My second mission trip was to Cherokee, North Carolina.
I have been to Honduras on multiple missions trips. I have seen the face of poverty and the sheer joy that comes from the simplest act of kindness. I have been to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and stood where men died fighting for what they believed in. I have been to Queens, New York, which is the most ethnically diverse area in the United States, and stood on the streets handing out coats to people who were freezing. I have served women who were in a drug recovery program.
Mental illness has surrounded loved ones around me and I am all too familiar with it. They all struggle with getting and keeping a job. What I would do to help is provide those dealing with mental illness, with a stable job to try to help them get through their struggle. I feel that the honors college will allow me to make those strides to grow my knowledge of business and the world around me to put me in a position to help others when I