Veterans like myself, young and with determination, are enrolling more and more every year in universities. I am proud to have serve this country and I am glad that it changed my life for better. Although being in the military may have had some negative aspects of it, I would never change my decision of
Fast Forwarding to today, I realize the importance of life and how quickly something can go wrong. I now plan on attending college with the hopes of becoming even more inspired to help people everyday. I am not the only one embarking on this college adventure, but my brother is too. Furthermore, this scholarship would help benefit my family’s financial situation because my brother and I will both being starting our freshman year of college this fall.
We are beginning a legacy and we want you to be a part of it! In memory of James Wilson, Sr., our family has elected to start an endowment at Texas Southern University. This comes at a great time because the matriarch of our family, Mrs. Mary Wilson will be turning 90 this year. This gives us the opportunity to honor them both by beginning a legacy that will continue for years to come.
Have you ever just thought about going to other countries and being able to say you served your country over there? Well I have and that is what I plan on doing right after High school. I am going to go to the Marine Corps and serving my country the way I feel I have to serve it. Going into the Marine Corps is something I have been trying to do, since I figured out what the Marines were.
Being exposed to these different types of people has prepared me for relations with people unlike me in the future. I believe that my experiences with those of different cultures will lead me to be a successful cadet at the Academy. When my family moved to a post in the year of 2011, my environment drastically changed. The military post of West Point introduced me to new friends of many religions, races and cultures. My fellow sixth graders taught me that everyone was unique and that every culture was special.
I feel a debt of gratitude to America, and no better way to repay than through military service. I’ve observed that a key objective for the military is the intent to inspire. With an extensive background in family Naval history, my grandfather (Navy 0-5 F6F Hellcat pilot), uncle (Navy 0-5 F-14 pilot), mother (Navy 0-4 Intelligence Officer), and father (Navy 0-4 C-2 Greyhound pilot) have all influenced me to follow the tradition generations old. The aspiration to secure our skies and seas exhilarates me to no end. I want to provide the chance of a valuable and productive life to future posterity, attributes that have been afforded to me.
As I have told you before, college is the biggest investment you could make towards your future. People who graduate college make more money in the long run and tend to hold on to a job for longer periods of time. Not just are you essentially set for life if you graduate from an institution, the expenses for academies go to all fees such as, your housing and meals, textbooks and school supplies and personal and public transportation expenses (collagedata.com). The prices for colleges is a bit consuming, but it is not impossible to get help. High schools offer scholar ships to students who do well in school.
On the contrary, some rough stages that I had has influenced me to chase this dream. For years, me and my family has had some money issues. It became so bad, that after we paid all of the bills, we would have only a few dollars left. This has also inspired me to go into the military when I get older so I could give back to my family so they won’t have to be scared of paying the bills anymore. I have a lot of challenges that I am still going through, but I would try to reach my dream, no matter what it would
We are a technological world leader, but at the heart of our advancements lies our universal education. From the age of five to eighteen, kids are provided with a free education. This gave everyone the ability to improve their condition in life, gave everyone the hope of the American dream. Now, however, just a high school diploma won’t get you far. Having a degree from a four-year college is proven to increase the amount of money you will make in your lifetime by 1 million dollars.
I believe the greatest challenge I will face as I transition to college will be overcoming the first year back in school and entering a field that I have no academic experience in. I did not have the best grades in high school and have not had much experience in applying myself in a class room since then. One of the reasons I joined the military was to give myself the time to figure out what I wanted to do and make a plan for myself. Now that I know the general direction of where I am heading, the biggest obstacle I will face going from military to college will be getting back into an academic mind set after being in the military for 4 years. Specifically, I believe that the most difficult aspect of this obstacle is that I have no college
For the last two years of my academic career at Kansas State University, I have been privileged and honored to receive the O’Brate Scholarship which has indubitably been a pivotal factor in making my college years both positive and successful. The financial security, network of support, and outreach the O’Brate Scholarship bestows unto its recipients such as myself, allows to direct more attention and effort into studies and other academic endeavors in addition to other college experiences which would otherwise would be limited. Furthermore, by budgeting my money on a month to month basis, I have become a more conscious and savvy consumer. Knowing where the money comes in from and where it goes helps maximize the potential of every dollar.
Ed is also very proud to be American, as he said “Always have been. And every little bit of help, helps the country.” Ed first trained at the Randolph training base in Texas. Training did not last long with the increasing need to get people serving out there. After a little over half a year he knew there was talk of sending more and more people to Vietnam.
6 Crucial Military College Benefits Service Members Need to Take Advantage of Military members enjoy excellent educational benefits as part of their pay for serving their country. However, there are multiple programs, each with different eligibility and application requirements. Below explains six excellent college benefits that every service member should take advantage of. The Montgomery GI Bill
Understanding Military, Institutional, and Academic Cultures Student veterans have been an important population that has contributed to the diversity of college and university campuses since the latter part of the 1940s when veterans first became prominent in the US higher education following the end of World War II. The launch of the original GI Bill programs and the current post 9/11 GI Bill enacted in 2009 have made it much more assessable for military veterans to attend college, by enacting financial incentives that pay for tuition, textbooks, and housing. It is estimated by the year 2020 over 5 million service members will leave the service and a large portion of them will be choosing to pursue a college education (Vacchi). Therefore,
Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, “Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, the greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring to your own life.” This quote clearly explains what service truly means to people that care about others from their heart. National Honor Society is an organization which recognizes students’ achievements not just with exceeding grades, but with service, leadership, and character. Serving others is an important and valuable pillar of the National Honor Society.