My experiences at Gonzaga University thus far have gone above and beyond my expectations. Though, my decision to attend Gonzaga was not an easy. I’m a first generation college student and going to college seemed like a long shot. Fortunately, I was blessed with supportive parents that have pushed me to do my best in academics and community service. When it was time to apply for college, my parents agreed it would be a waste to let all my hard work go to waste so I applied to nursing school and took out a ridiculous amount of student loans.
Going to college has always been a dream of mine, I never knew what I wanted to major in or any clue of what career I wanted to go into. It all started with my love of finding out more about the world around me I thought is was just my curiosity like everyone else but it was something different. That’s when I found my love for science. At first I really didn’t see my love for until sophomore year of high school when we would get on a subject and wanted to learn more about the particular subject not just what was in the book. Around my junior year is the when I knew had to start narrowing down my college choices.
My name is Carlos Nerivera and my major is medical assistant i chose this career because when i was younger my sister died from leukemia and how i could prevent it and treat it. my career goals is to become a doctor and to become an immunology so i can help other people. my personal goals is to become the best
When someone hears the word “influential”, they often think about their family or friends. While my family and friends have made a big impact on my life, there is one person who has given me more motivation than anyone else I know in my day to day life. Her name was Elizabeth Blackwell. She is most well known as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, and as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register. She faced harassment while going to college, and struggled everyday to achieve a degree in medicine.
Moving away for college had always been a dream for me. However, my parents were not keen to that dream. I am a first generation college student, and the youngest in my family. Moving away for college was possibly one of my parents’ worst nightmare. Growing up near a college town, my parents hoped that moving away would not be necessary.
Scholarship Personal Statement Throughout high school, it has been my dream and aspiration to someday become a registered nurse, in the future. Nursing has always appealed to me, even though I do not understand the many facets of a nursing profession. I have always wanted to be involved in working in a healthcare setting as I spent numerous time in the hospital during my childhood, and for the birth of my daughter in 2015. I have been away from academic studies for 4 years, but I made the decision to return back. My intention of returning back to study is to build my language literacies and study skills that will assist me in a higher level of education and in achieving my aspiration of becoming a nurse in the future.
Growing up I 've always been convinced that every single person was gifted in a way .For the longest time I’ve pondered what my gift was, for the longest time I searched for what that I was gifted or good at. But to my dismay I never found that anything I was good at. It put me in a spot that made me think, “If I don’t have any talent then what defines me compared to the next person?”. That question has always bothered me but eventually I found the answer I was looking for. If I have no set direction in my life then that just means I’m free to choose what I can be good at .
To me first generation means that even though my parents didn’t attend college I will. College has always been in my future plans, but because I’m undocumented I’ve always had my doubts on the idea. When Sophomore year came around that’s when it really hit me. I wanted to take the dual credits they offered at my school, I wanted to earn my own money, and I want to start driving, but because I lacked a social security number I was unable receive anything. It was a very discouraging year for me.
Growing Together A lot of people end up in situations that they never thought they would find themselves facing. For example, I never thought that I would get pregnant at eighteen years old. Me being a college freshman at the time, having a baby wasn’t in my plans at all. After experiencing all the changes that happened in those nine months, I can say that dealing with pregnancy at such a young age is pretty life changing. Though I am thankful for everything that has happened to me in my life.
I used to dream to become a nurse or a doctor to help as many people as I could, but I had to give up my dream when my family fell into financial trouble. Dropping out of college, I struggled with the cruelty of life to make both ends meet. However, when moving to America, I found that I still have chances to pursue my dream when receiving encouragement from my husband. He wants me to go back to school before it is too late. Anyway, it is not easy to return to school after over 10 years.
This year, I experienced both a personal and academic obstacle that correlate with one another. In January, I started the year long Medical Assisting program at my school. Prior to beginning this program, I was so excited to be getting a medically centered education, and learning about the field I wanted to expand my career in. After entering the program and learning that there is so much more to medicine than just taking care of patients, I began to lose my interest. This was shocking to me since, my whole life up until this year, I believed I was going to become an amazing medical doctor.
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. Nevertheless, one semester later, I see myself studying abroad one day, representing our school in more than just medical settings, and hoping one day I can give back to this school, if it 's in scholarships, research, or knowledge, what they invested in a small Aggie
What was difficult for me was that after my dismissal I immediately began applying for jobs and handing out my resume. Went on many interviews and made top 5 and then top two. I could not find a job, I would make first, second, and third process interviews but could never get a position. I had assumed it was because of my education, I did finish high school but just a few semesters of college. I focused on my family that started really young, before I graduated high school, I had my first child and in my early twenties had two more.
Growing up, all I ever thought about was becoming a physician. For as long as I could remember, I have had this burning desire to save people’s lives. No one in my family is a doctor, in fact, no one in my family has ever went to college. I am not sure where this desire came from but it was confirmed when I started attending a weekly after school program at Massachusetts General Hospital. I got the opportunity to shadow doctors and even work alongside them.
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