Remembering how long and uncertain our journey has been, from leaving our hometown and family sixteen years ago, to obtaining green cards, to years spent saving enough money to afford citizenship, I realize all that my parents have sacrificed to create a promising life for me. Thus, I have decided to never let past obstacles prevent me from creating a successful future. Reflecting on the reasons as to why my family moved half way across the world—the high crime rate, insufficient job openings, and no real opportunities for improvement, allows me to realize that attending a college in the United States is the key to making those dreams a reality—dreams of safety, opportunity, and success. Being a first-generation college student means that I have the opportunity to make my parents proud, honor their sacrifices, and give back to the country that has given me a new identity and allowed me the opportunity to improve my
I wanted to learn more about the agency I am working for, that is the sole reason I chose this agency over the others. In order for me to become the qualified candidate for the SDCDA, I needed to be an undergraduate student at a college or university and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. I also needed to take the minimum required amount of units which is 12 units per semester. My personal experience in becoming a student worker for this agency took a couple of months. I had my interview in January with the Vista County employer and once they decided that I was fit for the job, they put me through a two month background check that consisted of a background application which included references, job experience, family information, academic grades, and every possible little detail they wanted to know about me.
How Would It Work?") Of course we have tried a free college before. During the election, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promised a free college tuition to any family that makes a salary of under 125,000 a year. Obviously this will not happen however since Clinton did lose the election. Also, another town in Michigan called Kalamazoo tried a free tuition and said it did work but I do not know how it is doing now or if they even do it anymore.
It took weeks to understand the process of applying for financial aid and luckily I now understand how it works. I have chosen this topic because many younger students attend college out of high school and do not know what they are setting themselves for when they graduate from college. “You’re looking for colleges that deliver good value—a high quality education at an affordable price” (Bodar, 286). You do not need
Never would they have imagined going to school let alone attending college but because of them I was able to attend school, graduate high school, and attend college. Because of them I had the amazing opportunity to be born in one of the greatest countries in the world and study to become anything or anyone I wanted to be. Because of them and with the help of the Clark Construction Field Scholarship I am able to pursue a degree in Special Elementary education with a minor in Human services and speech pathology and audiology. Without being awarded the scholarship for the past two years my parents and I wouldn’t be able to afford tuition and I wouldn 't be able to pursue a degree. I am not sure what the future may hold for me but I do know that if I am awarded the scholarship again I will be able to continue my pursue a degree so I can accomplish all my dreams and give back to my parents at least half of what they gave
I plan to graduate high school in the spring of 2018 and then further my education by attending either a community college or even better, a four year university if God wishes me to. The College JumpStart scholarship would be an utter blessing for my path as my siblings and I do not obtain a significant age gap between us, inducing that we 're all attending college around the same time. The scholarship would really make life easier for my parents and I by saving us a significant amount of time and stress with such a great opportunity to at least pay for some books.
I will have to go to college for 2 plus years or 120 creditable hours to be rewarded my degree (Veterinarian Careers/ Vet Tech Careers). Since I am an out of state student my education will cost a little over $12,000 not counting food expenses and housing (Tarleton State). I plan on getting a job while I am away at college and attending rodeos to help pay for my college, along with the scholarships I hope to
My ultimate endeavor since attending community college has been my involvement in school, specifically with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. As an engineering major I am limited to a diminutive amount of free time, due to the quantity and difficulty of my classes. However, this limitation and the fact that my ride to school is a two hour trip on public transportation, has not stopped me from participating in extracurricular activities. Applying my time management and responsibility skills that I acquired from taking several math base classes at the same time, I managed to become a member of clubs and attain leadership roles. I first became the Vice President of Service, for Phi Theta Kappa and organized service events on campus and outside of campus.
As summer came I wanted to make right choices so I decided to call the school and ask for the regaitor and I asked what I can do for me to make my credits up for my junior year and she told me that there where correspondence classes I can take but it costed money but for me an my family had put money into the corresponding classes and I got it an I have and I 'm trying to finish it so I can walk the line. My senior year came and I was ready to start the year fresh an make it smooth with getting my classes together and getting all my credits to graduate and walk that line with my class of
I now have one summer class left before earning my Associates degree from Ivy Tech in Business, while continuing to earn my Bachelor’s degree at Saint Joseph’s College. For the first time ever, I am considering continuing my education further to earn a Master’s degree. I now have ideas for my own companies I never imagined. However, I know as time goes on my ideas for the future may change, as they have since high school. As a result, I would consider my main accomplishment to date to be persistent growth while tenaciously finishing my schooling despite many challenges I have faced, and have yet to face, I refuse to quit.
Kyle Kling 14 October 2014 English 100-24 Professor Hall Academics to Six Flags Commitment and hard work can pay off for you in school in many ways. Those two things for me brought me to Six Flags Great America for a class field trip. In order for the students to go on the field trip they had to earn a 3.0 GPA or better. For me, this was really hard to accomplish because I was only an average student back then. As time went on in school, I realized if you put your mind to something you can accomplish it.
He was in prison for two years before going to community colleges. His past forces him to go to school full time, get a job and meet with an advisor every week and despite that he got a degree in less than 3 years. He is truly inspiring because if he can do all that and still get a degree what is stopping me from doing the same. If I want to be successful I have to be committed, even if the odds are against me. I still have to try my very best because you miss all the shots you don’t take.
Growing up, my parents pushed me to do my best in school; I didn’t question it much, although looking back, I recognize that schooling is a vital component to be successful in life. I will be attending UNR this fall, the first in my family to do so. Being a first generation college student, my parents cannot provide any information regarding college classes, scholarships, or tutoring. I’ve worked diligently throughout high school but I cannot venture into college blind; TRiO would be a highly beneficial program enabling me to reach my potential in college. TRiO offers helpful opportunities that will be the cornerstone to my education, such as tutoring, study skills, and advice on class schedules.
Is college worth the time? So you 're a senior at your highschool and you only have a week before graduation and you have to decide whether to go to college or work as a mechanic with just your High School diploma. But you know that by going to college is going to help you with future plans such as make more money, and you’re also open to more jobs. Yes, I do plan on going to college because in order to have a good high paying job you have to have a college degree. College is important to me for many reasons.