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.
It taught me to never let a man take away your voice. Holding my head high and never looking back makes me feel stronger. Even though I made a mistake Im proud I didn’t let ruin me. Today Im a happily married woman to wonderful young man. My experience will never be forgotten, but I will work every day to help someone like
Personal fulfillment, a flexible schedule, making proper connections, and just enjoying life have always been something I’ve strived for, but have never been above money in my personal hierarchy. As much as I still adore that plan, my mind, like most things, went through a small altercation. When I first attended Kirkwood this previous fall, I landed a work-study position working for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Cedar Rapids. I was assigned to Hoover elementary. Like any other job, I was provided a schedule.
By getting accepted as a Coolidge I will have the mentoring experience that I have always wished for. I will also get to become an impregnable leader through the training program. This is important because to improve a community one has to be an exemplary leader first. Furthermore, I would love to become a greater leader because currently in my generation, regrettably, only one member has gone to college. My parents unfortunately did not even get a full elementary education because of this I see on a daily basis how a life without proper education is like.
Therefore, people who have passion and perseverance and those who have taught and learned, achieve their long-term goal. I still agree with Duckworth idea about having and testing out grit to become better in life. On a personal experience, I was always struggling through high school. My goal was to be able to walk across the stage with my friends and graduate. So no matter what, I overcame every obstacle that was holding me back from my goal and I was able to graduate with my
Both of my parents, especially my father always expressed to me the importance my education, for my future. He always told me to never depend on anyone, to work hard for myself and with a diploma I could achieve lots of success. I have always admired my dad and could say he is my biggest super hero. My father is the best example in my life, and he has proven to me that anything is possible when you want to accomplish great success, with hard work and determination. I really look up to my dad because with his intelligence and
I was almost constantly kicking myself; even to this day I kind of do but I was resilient. I didn’t let the fact that I was years of materials behind everyone else bother me. I continued to try my best and study hard, and with hard work and resilience, I was able to successfully graduate junior high school with good grades. I may have not graduated with flying colours, but I’m content with my results; especially knowing how much effort and hard work I’ve put into it and how resilient I was during the harder
I sat there nervously wondering why any college would ever accept me, frozen with panic unable to continue any of my applications until I heard my sister’s voice ring in my head telling me how gifted I am and motivating me to continue because I’ll never flourish if I never try. In those moments of self-contemplation, I realized that my sister was the most influential person in my life. She has been with me through thick and thin and I doubt I would have gotten this far in life without her. Throughout my life, I don’t think there has been anyone rooting for me quite like my sister. Even since before I was born she prayed and prayed every night for a little brother even when both my parents and other sister didn’t.
The thought of being a teacher was never going to be erased from my mind, and I was one hundred percent positive of that. I have always believed being a nurse would be impossible, and I just pushed the thought to the side. Busy thinking of all the cons associated with nursing, I overlooked the positives. Nursing requires a long road of preparing and studying to excel in this profession, but it has such a rewarding end. The image of treating people continuously played through my mind on repeat.
If anything, it’s their lack of higher education that made me strive to someday receive it; based on what I’ve been told, I didn’t want to live a similar life to that of my parents. My mother, who never finished high school and is now a nail technician at a local salon, has told me countless times that she hopes I will surpass her achievements by attending college. My father expressed similar views, and both have always been proud of me and what I’ve achieved thus far. The consistent pride expressed from my parents serves as my main drive to always do
Though, my brothers were able to help out when I worked. I missed countless days of school and my grades quickly diminish. I’ve always been afraid of failing and always wanted to strive for greatness, but life has it’s up’s and down’s. For the first time in my life I was a
It was misconception, however, because attending this school would bring even more than those I had before. My parents could never be able to afford this school for me, but that didn 't stop me from desiring to live in a place where I knew, opportunities were around every corner and I was right. My University has been so generous since the day I stepped foot on campus and has provided me the support I need to be successful. My responsibilities are still in tact, I 'm working hard to stay in good academic standing, balancing work and organizations, and helping out at home the best I can from hours away. The doors that have opened since I decided to attend Texas A&M are those which I would have never came into contact with if I had failed to believe in myself as well as the Aggies who were immediate to congratulate me when I did.I stepped onto this campus with aspirations of being a Nurse one day, with dreams of nurturing those in need of my assistance whenever needed, in clinics and hospitals.
Her being the only one I could trust was not because she was my mother but because she’s already been through what I experience. My mom has had the biggest impact on my life. That being said I never had a father figure in my life to give me advice or to show me right from wrong. She would always step her game up and do what she had to do to make sure I was happy and successful. My mentor is not like any other person.
My parents perpetually encourage me to have a commitment to education, it enables knowledge, power, and freedom. They teach me to go after my dreams, and always remind me “Nothing comes easy, you must work hard for your goals.” When I first came to the U.S, I was too young to understand my educational disadvantages. Throughout the years, I relentlessly worked hard to excel in my academics, my persistence allowed me to consistently exceed expectations. In the spring of my freshman year, I was selected as a National Honor Society student by my school. This has been my biggest accomplishment.
I was born in Southern Los Angeles and lived in a conserved community of predominantly hispanic immigrants seeking socioeconomic prosperity for their families and an adequate education for their children. My family was a part of this community and as such, I was always met with a high standard for education and was taught to fully appreciate the benefits that followed it. I would constantly be reminded of these benefits when I would continuously witness not only my own family struggle, but when neighbors and friends also struggled to provide essential payments for their utilities, food, or rent. These financial struggles stubbornly persisted to haunt my family and in 2008 we were in no position to maintain our home and consequently lost it. This drastically strained family