I didn’t understand why it was so important to go to college and why I couldn’t just chill for a while but apparently that was a big mistake. So, I did it, I graduated high school and went straight to college at Centralia College. I was taking classes I didn’t really care for and just getting by. The last quarter I was enrolled I failed two classes and decided it was stupid for me to be wasting money and time on classes that weren’t helping me reach a goal. So, I dropped out and went to
I am held ACCOUNTABLE and responsible enough to focus, get to class timely, take medication daily, and write important deadlines and assignments down. I am responsible for my own success and ADHD will not stop me from accomplishing my life goals even if it means having sticky notes all over my room, the car, and on my notebooks. The responsibility that comes with ADHD as a young adult can be overwhelming but gratifying. It allows me to be a VISIONARY creative in my approach to control my repetitive actions, stay focused, not forget, and stay motivated. I must remain committed to continuing what works best for me no matter what anyone else thinks and hopefully inspire others who feel ADHD limits their abilities.
Just two years ago, if someone would have told me that I would have a 3.9 GPA in college and that I would have dreams that are close to coming true, I would have laughed straight in their face. I was never truly inspired before in life, and I thought, with all the trouble that I got into in high school, that I was just a bad person, and that bad people do not get to achieve dreams. I was confused, a mess, and I did not even know how a "troubled youth" as I was labeled, would be able to do successfully in life. As I stated before in this application, I was diagnosed with a lot within high school, but it does not start there. No, this all goes back to preschool, where I was actually kicked out of my preschool and was told that I required “psychiatric”
In having earned a degree i will show my employer that i can work hard to achieve what i set my mind to. It will have become an outlook of my past to my future dedication to my job. This will give me my own satisfaction knowing that i have learned what i need to do and how to do it with practice ready to go right into the field of my choice. My goal in life has always been to work at a place where i am my happiest in what i do. I want to view my work place as a career for life not as another job or a job .
One of the things that sets me apart from other students is my strong work ethic and my determination to succeed. I have always be taught that the only way to success is through hard work and persistence. Whenever I am working on something I do it to the best of my ability and I take great pride in it. Even when I fail at something I don’t get discouraged because I believe that failure is only a option if you allow it. As a student I can assure you that that I will work diligently and tireless and work toward excellence.
My faith and belief in God defines who I am in all aspects of my life; as a student, daughter, friend, and citizen. “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV). 1 This scripture is the guiding principle for my life. I believe in this scripture and I honor what it says by the way I live my life. As a student, I work hard to exceed expectations in order to achieve the life that God has for me.
The summer before tryouts my junior year, I did absolutely nothing. When tryouts finally began my thoughts screamed at me, reminding me of how stupid I was not to physically prepare myself. I thought I could pick up my skills where I left off from the previous season, but I soon realized just how wrong I was as I repeatedly messed up the
Throughout my last two years of high school, I constantly struggled to determine my college and career goals. I always knew that I intended to obtain a career that involved service to others and my community, yet I could never envision a career that captivated my interest. My high school education and applying to college were never crucial concerns to me during the time. During the summer of sophomore year, leading into my junior year, my father had passed away unexpectedly, leaving my mother to raise me and my two younger brothers on her own. Since I am the eldest of my family, I gained more responsibility for my brothers.
Like most young children, I enjoyed coloring and watercolor splatters, but unlike most of those children my love for art pursued beyond my elementary school years. Middle school was fine, but limited. Shawnee Mission West’s art program was an oasis to my little, freshman self. When I entered high school the much more advanced art program opened my world and offered growth. I submitted a portfolio to prove my abilities and skip Introduction to Art which made it possible to further myself.
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
Four years ago, I remember being told, “We both know you can do it, you are just not putting in enough effort.” In the middle of my eighth grade year, the dreams of going to college and having a better life for myself was not important at that moment. College didn’t matter to me as I was with the wrong type of friends who always influenced my behavior whether I knew it or not. While I knew that I was capable of being on the high honor roll, it didn’t seem to matter to a thirteen year old. Knowing that college was still years away, I didn’t want to focus on it so early in my life. My grades and behavior were the main reasons I was on the border of not graduating.
As a student with many qualities, I believe that I should be in the NJHS. Many of the traits that I have as an individual would benefit the standards that the NJHS expects. For instance, I am dedicated, diligent, responsible, and a strong leader. One trait I show off daily is my dedication for school. My priorities are set on getting good grades and working hard on my school work.