Mule Driver Scholarship Essay

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I always knew that my dream and goal in life was to become a physician. I remember saving patients who were in dire need with make- believe doctor kits I toyed with as a child. The whole experience was very real to me then, as it is now. Ever since I was young, I wanted to alleviate people’s pain from sickness and disease both from the mind and body. Society has a much greater purpose destined for them but being inflicted with afflictions and diseases is not one. As I grew older, I exhibited great fascination towards the beauty of the Human Anatomy through Biology and Medical Books. I spent days on end looking at Medical Terminology, the Human diseases, and all the structures and functions associated with it. As an only child, these books were …show more content…

behind her name stood for nothing more than ‘Mule Driver.’ Nonetheless with her undeniable expression of perseverance and strength, she overcame adversity such as sexism and racism. Growing up, Rebecca became a great sense of inspiration for me to seek diversity within my own life, to become selfless and help others, and to forge a path forward and never to close the door of opportunity of whoever seeks the same dream and vision as you. Rebecca’s life showed me that there is no greater reward in life itself than to mitigate the afflictions and ailments of the human race. Through her efforts in serving in the South after the Civil War, she gave her time and attention to a large population of over 30,000 African Americans. This also prompted me to volunteer and mentor within my own community at home and at the great Bethune-Cookman University. And speaking of my university, the founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune; gives me a sense of inspiration and perseverance in pursuing my own goals since she was and still is the beacon of strength and faith for so many others in a time where people did not value the goals and dreams of an African American …show more content…

Once I become a doctor, I will help mentor other children, especially in Haiti; to help inspire their passions for the medical field. I also will draw awareness for public health by helping youth and their families in my community. It will bring me so much joy to see a young child who loves to learn and grow pursue their own dreams. And my biggest long- term goal for my future is to open a free health clinic for the poor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; my father's hometown. I know how extremely difficult that goal is to accomplish but I have faith and dedication that rises above any circumstances. These goals define who I am as well as define my future. And I am so grateful to reside in a nation that gives me the opportunity to pursue it. The ability to be a doctor is a blessing within itself and one I am excited and determined to achieve wholeheartedly. I hope to change lives one day. I cannot wait for what my life has in store for me. And through all the hardships and tribulations, I am a totally different person now than I was more than five years ago. My goals are a blueprint however; nothing is ever set in stone. Overall, I want a happy life; one that is filled with love, family, and friends. I desire one ultimately filled with helping my community and others around the

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