Education is a valuable treasure, and with it you can do anything. Seeing how my parents struggle being immigrants has made me realize how lucky I am to have access to an education and sources to help me pay for college. I have not let any of my struggles surpass achieving my dreams in addition to becoming
It’s the first goal I am achieving towards going to college. Ever since I was six, I always wanted to pursue a better life. Meaning, college was the only destination for me to have a better life. Surely, I have to make my mother proud and I can’t wait to be the first one in the family to graduate college. However, my only choice is to thrive.
In my teenage years I started to understand societies way of thinking. Why risk everything to educate your girl child when she is prone to pregnancy and other things that would stop her education? My mom would say to her older brother my uncle why not let the girls go to school and he would respond then who will help me on the farm. I just thought it was unfair because his son attended school regularly. We struggle thru many years and when it was time for me to go to college my mom could not afford to pay for me to attend so I decided I would work and pay my own way.
When I was in the third grade, my parents sat my brother and I down and announced that they were getting a divorce. Most children would have been shocked or devastated by the news, but I wasn 't; I was actually excited. Sadly, I was unaware of the trials and tribulations a divorce entails, especially one that last 8 years. When I was growing up, I never truly witnessed a “functional” marriage like that of one you might see in movie. I never saw my parents hug, kiss, hold hands, or say “I love you” to one another.
Now most people would be nervous of moving to a new school, but all we had to do was move through new hallways since our middle and high school are connected. Freshman year was probably the hardest year I've had looking back at it now and shaped me to be who I am today. Back in 2013 my grandpa had passed away from a rare form of lung cancer and my Mina (grandma) was suffering on and off from it, having no one to take care of her my mom would stay at her house 5 to 6 days out of the week and she would go there right after work. I would hardly see my mom except in the mornings before school and by than she would be sleeping after driving home from Danbury at 5am. My dad was hardly around from work and just not wanting to be home.
The reason of why Hazel took the non-paying job at New Hope School in Boise City was because she felt bad about the school not getting the proper support that the school needs in order to run smoothly. Another reason of why New Hope School was broken and couldn’t pay the teachers was because the farmers had stop paying taxes which led the school to go bankrupt without no support from the government nor the president. Hazel had a newborn baby girl named Ruth Nell; she died on dust pneumonia when she was just a year
They say some people are destined for greatness, and there 's no escaping destiny. But often, those who are chosen to be great have no idea. Through trials and tribulations, they find their way. There are many experiences that have motivated my change, it took me a long time to realize I had to do better not only for me but for my family. Backbone was a big part of why I decided to go to college, it opened my eyes to so much, broadened my way of thinking.
I firmly believe that i deserve this award granted by the Courage to Grow Scholarship. Education is greatly important to me and my future. No one in my family has ever attended college and I know that I can change that. I may come from a poor family but it is my goal to be successful in the career i choose.
IRIS RIOS: The American dream honestly to me it means being getting somewhere that your parents weren’t supposed to get to or didn’t get the chance to get to, so it’s kind of it kind of is personal in a sense, I’m trying to get into a place that my parents never got the chance to. WINNIE: In a way like I think my parents wanted us to like have the highest education and have jobs and like not have five kids by the time I’m like 22, I’m 22, I don’t have kids. IRIS: As of right now being in college, my dad dropped out of high school because he though working was a lot better, my mom didn’t get the change to further her education because her step father couldn’t or wouldn’t pay for anybody that wasn’t his biological kids, so being in college is one step, getting out of college and getting my dream job you know and being able to provide for them is another step. WINNIE: They dream was for us to have the best of everything and to a certain extent we have, ok not to a certain extent, we have had like I guess the American dream of getting education, having what we never possible dreamed of, because I never possibly dreamed that I will learn how to drive a car, but I drive a car, I don’t do the best turns but I drive a car though, I never dreamed of speaking English, so like fluently,
My family isn’t extremely wealthy, I was raised to be independent, that means I will be paying for my own education. I am happy to pay for college and I would love all the help I can get, therefore I am applying for this scholarship! It would mean the world to me if I am awarded this scholarship!
I am concerned that my high school experience might repeat, I never had a best friend in high school to associate with and every lunch when I didn’t have a club meeting I would hide in the library. I am frightened that I would not adjust to the heavy and rigorous demand for a college student. I consider English as one of my weakest subjects, I believe I lack from a strong English preparation and think this weakness might detain me from succeeding. I am preoccupied that I will not be able to pay the college fee by myself and will have to involve my parents in my heavy financial burden. I know that the Antleader Mentorship Program will provide important guidance and connection that will help alleviate my concerns and assist to pave my road to my
“The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will” Selena Quintanilla started her singing career at about the age 8 to help support her family. Selena’s family didn’t have much money to begin with but her father saw her potential. The family business had failed and caused them to go bankrupt. They lost their home and moved in with relatives in Corpus Christi. Since losing the family business there was no income and Selena and her siblings singing was their only income, Selena lost many days of school because of the band and she dropped out after finishing 8th grade.