This made me wonder what years of college had led to for my mother Wyonette. Wyonette’s college experience began when she was 24 years old. My mother chose UH Maui because in quote “...it was close to home, also the best value.” she said. When I asked her what she majored in and why she said in quote “I chose to major in business because it would be a useful degree that I could use in different aspects in my life.”
If I just wanted a degree then I could stay in Hawaii and go to a local community college for a cheaper price. The reason I take the risk is because I wish to experience and changes and become good and industrious. Just this past summer I went on a trip to Beijing for a cultural exchange in a school program. It was definitely one of the best experiences and risks I took so far. I got to meet others and learn a culture first hand.
Today 's society has various standpoints when looking at this very contentious topic in the US: Minimum wage. To illustrate, imagine coming home every day to your family and not being able to you or your family to have dinner as you didn’t make enough money during work. Imagine having to share a small cramped apartment with a family of 4 to save a few pennies for necessities such as food, water, and medical care. Indeed, these are the conditions these families living on minimum wage are experiencing. You may ask, who doesn’t want the minimum wage to increase; the more, the better right?
For the 2016 presidential election I will be eighteen years old, so I plan to vote for Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders seems like a good candidate to be elected as the new president of the United States because he cares about us the people. A few reasons why Bernie Sanders would make an excellent president are because he plans to make college free, open work opportunities, and give everyone a reasonable work wage with those new jobs. However, the most important reason for me as a woman would be Bernie’s proposal to fight for women’s rights.
As we all know, life in America is not that easy when you are newbies. As an 11 years old kid, I wouldn't know what to do or how to help my parents when they are going through a tough time. All I do was go to school, come home, and do some reading. Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers. I was the only kid who looks different in my class and has no ideas what the teacher is talking about.
Most of my friends who are currently in college have between 5000$-20.000$ in federal and private loans. In many cases, besides for the loans, students have to work and study at the same time, which results in a stressful life for the student. In fact, many students are not able to finish their education because, since they can’t afford it, they have to work over their studies. Out of all the possible reasons to drop out of college, “the No. 1 reason many young adults drop out of college is an inability to juggle school and work” (Johnson). Finishing college is the most decisive forecaster of prosperity in the workforce and the inconsistency in college completion between children of rich and poor families duplicated since the late 1980s (McGlynn 55).
I already know I will need to be paying for the majority of my college tuition, which is why I have worked so hard and had a job since I was 16. I know many students around my financial status whose parents are paying for all of their college, but for my family this isn’t the case. The tuition will fall mainly on my shoulders, and I believe I deserve this scholarship to help me pay for
I believe I should be selected for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship because I am not the typical high school senior. When it comes to my education, I go about and beyond expectations. My desire to do my best in school shows consistently year after year. I put in equal amount of effort when it comes to my after school activities and community involvement. I was told at a young age that education was the key to success and from that point on I made it my main priority not to be the average student among those that settle for less but to be a outstanding student that rises to every occasion to take advantage of my education.
I am applying for a place to study social work because I have always wanted to be able to make a difference to people's lives. With social work I believe I can do this in a caring and supportive way. Many of my life experiences have led me to who I am today. The first thing I remember that caught my attention was how my cousin would always stay with my family. He would be spent weeks with at my house without contract with his parents.
The family that I was assigned lives in Houston, TX, has 2 young children, no car, and only makes $15,000 a year. That is only $1,250 a month. Spending $800 or over on an apartment was out of the question, but finding a 2-bedroom apartment under that amount was difficult.
My sisters and I were not able to focus on school because we had to travel to the capital constantly and it was far away from home. The cost of transportation, visa processing, and the stay at the capital was unexpected. My dad had to work two jobs to pay
Kyle Kling 14 October 2014 English 100-24 Professor Hall Academics to Six Flags Commitment and hard work can pay off for you in school in many ways. Those two things for me brought me to Six Flags Great America for a class field trip. In order for the students to go on the field trip they had to earn a 3.0 GPA or better. For me, this was really hard to accomplish because I was only an average student back then.
If I had to pay full cost of college for 7 years it would be very hard and very stressful. Community college is giving me the opportunity to attend my first 2 years of college for free because of the new scholarships. And if I didn’t have a scholarship the price difference between a community college and a university is a big difference. Like Terry O’Banion I did not come from a wealthy family so community college is a great opportunity. Being close to home while attending college is very efficient with school, work and
With that going to college is a complicated procedure. My dad dropped out of high school, my mom only got her high school diploma, and my sister has dropped out of community college four times. My mom told me I would never amount to anything and that I could never go to college because we don’t have the money.