My name is Vilma Balanzat, sorry for a very late response. I am porud to let you know that I have been accepted at Rutgers/UMNDJ University for Respiratory Care program for the Fall 2015 semester. I am excited to step into the next ladder of my career. Thank you very much for giving me a Scholarship gran fraom my last 2 semester at HCCC. It was really agreat help for me and to my family.
CNA Certification I was really looking forward to getting my job at Winner Regional Long Term Care. This was the summer after my freshmen year and I had just turned 16. My mom and my friend Mollie really made me believe I would have a lot of fun while helping people. To be able to get this job, I took classes to become a Certified Nursing Aid. This was a very long procedure that took about three months.
The Oklahoma FFA Association has played a major role in my life. From the day I walked into my high school 's Ag room, I fell in love with the organization. I have always dreamt of becoming a state officer, and leading thousands of others. Because I am a senior this year, I am finally eligible to run for a state office position. Beginning in February, I will campaign and prepare so that I can hopefully be elected for a position this coming May.
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
Migrating to Raleigh in Aug. 2012, I had to decide between a community college and a four-year university to further my education. Evaluating my financial standing and my parent’s emotional condition of immigrating to a new place, I took the decision to take some time off. My studies had never been interrupted before, and had always been my top priority. During my time off I helped my parents entirely from their state paperwork to getting to know Raleigh as their new home. In Jan. 2013 I joined a nearby community college and worked my way juggling between my classes, work, and family.
My proudest achievement would be getting into Cumberland International Early College and making it oy my senior year. The three years I have spent at Cumberland International have been very difficult because of many reasons such as being on the campus of Fayetteville State University, taking almost two years of high school in only two semesters, and being pushed to excel from the beginning in order to prepare to take full level college courses by our tenth grade year. Although I struggled during my time at CIECHS it was a truly amazing opportunity to be accepted as the third graduating class of its time. Being at a school that had only been running for two full years has both positive and negative aspects. We were changing the curriculum
After being done with my four years in college, I am planning to go straight into graduate school. I am up for this challenge even though it will be tough. Some might say that it is crazy to jump into graduate school after college, but I think it will benefit me in a way that my mind is still fresh and full of knowledge instead of taking a two or three year break. Then, I will look for a job after that; working in an environment in which I am studying for while in graduate school to help pay for my
Throughout the past four years of my high school career, I have always looked forward to college: the idea of freedom, growing up, and being able to make my own choices; all of these prospects have excited me until a few months ago. As I walked into the auditorium for a meeting about ordering graduation caps and gowns, I did not expect to come out with an entirely new perspective, characterized by fear for college and for surviving without the two people who have taken care of me my entire life. An empowering entrepreneur, Dr. Randall Hansen, CEO and Publisher of EmpoweringSites.com, wrote the article, How to Survive – and Excel in – Your College Years, which contained twenty-five tips to help upcoming college freshman not only survive but
Most people gained a lot of independence going to college out of state; however, I stayed within an hours drive of immediate family, and an even shorter drive to extended family. DU was also a comfortable choice for me because my sister would be a senior as I began my first year and my cousin played hockey at DU, so I had been to DU many times before. Going into a college where nothing is familiar—the buildings, the environment, the people, the accent—is intimidating. This experience is one of the most straight forward ways to become an independent
Pursuing my college degree has been a long time goal because it will help me achieve more career advancement with greater financial rewards. When I first started in Business Management 30 years ago, I viewed a degree as more of a luxury. In today’s competitive job market, I view it as a necessity for continued career growth. The financial crisis of 2008 reinforced the need for a college degree in an increasingly competitive job market. I had suddenly lost my job and was forced to create self-employment in order to support myself and three children.
Although, I thoroughly enjoy working for Children’s Homecare especially the families I work for, I cannot advance my career without further education. In the last few years, I have found it difficult to work more hours, take care of my family and go to school. My husband works hard to provide for our family, nonetheless, in today’s world you need both parents working to financially make ends meet. I am scheduled to graduate May of 2018 from Stark State College with an associate’s degree in nursing. I plan to continue my education and work on my bachelor degree in nursing, while working as an RN.
About 18 years ago, I became a part of my parents life. As usual, they taught me basic discipline, defense, leadership and more. My family is from Hispanic heritage, where completing a college education is not expected for the future. As a result, my parents enforced the importance of education, and encouraged me to graduate high school and further my education by attending the college of my choice. In addition, I have recently graduated high school with Honors, and it was an incredible feeling being able to make my parents proud knowing that I am the first Honor graduate even in my extended family.
That way, if I need help or something happens, my family is able to come to my aid. Determining where to go to college is a hard and stressful time, but with the knowledge of the colleges it can help make the decision easier. Growing up, my mother always begged me to go to Indiana University Southeast (IUS) and live at home. Being a teenager, I shot that idea down
Graduating High School A day I will never forget was the day that I graduated high school. All the emotions were overwhelming and hard to handle sometimes. It was hard to accept that one of the biggest chapters in my life was about to be over and I was about to start an even bigger one. Just the thought of not knowing what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life made the last little bit of my senior year, very stressful. I then found out that not knowing and being undecided was perfectly okay and I was ready to begin my freshman year at Saint Petersburg College.