Personal Narrative: Sistah's Rock Reaching For The Future Scholarship

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It was an ordinary day of lecture in my Anatomy class when all of a sudden I get a slip notifying me to visit one of the counselor’s offices at my school. I was for one, extremely happy to be able to give my wrist a break from all the writing, but I was even more ecstatic once I found out why I was being excused. The counselor that called me down was reaching out to an abundance of African American, female students, to inform them about the Sistah’s Rock Reaching for the Future Scholarship. I was overcome with joy because she truly wanted to see us excel, and took time out of her busy schedule to speak with us. I am currently in my Senior year of high school and have plans to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz in the fall. I grew up with two older sisters in a single parent household. I learned to be…show more content…
From a young age, my mama as well as my sisters have been so supportive of my dreams and aspirations. With so much hate floating about in the world towards women, especially African American women, I believe that it is my duty to take advantage of being able to get a higher education and excel in a field that many men dominate. Being an African American woman with great knowledge scares many people, and because there may be fear in them, they try to attack and belittle us with stereotypical comments that need to be left in the 20th century. Society’s comments towards most African American women like me, have not in any way hindered me from reaching for the stars, and that is why I believe I rock. My intended major is bioengineering. Bioengineering involves using the principles of engineering to expand solutions for health products and techniques that will increase the quality of life. I chose this major because I have a love for science and after seeing many past relatives struggle with health problems, I think that it would be great if I could try to save other lives by creating artificial organs and
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