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. My parents worked hard to get where they are today and they encourage my brother and I to do more than they ever could. My brother has also started attending Gonzaga and they are extremely proud Zag parents.
Around my junior year is the when I knew had to start narrowing down my college choices. I was very excited to finally see I was one step closer to going into adult hood. Unfortunately, my Aunt passed away during my junior year which put my family in a financial bind trying to pay for her funeral because she didn’t have any life insurance. We didn’t except an unfortunate event to happen but I knew I had to sty strong and stay true to my dream. While she
I plan to begin my education in Lone Star College and obtain an Associate of Science Degree which will allow me to transfer to a four year university and pursue a Bachelor degree. After finish my two years of education on Lone Star College I plan to transfer to the University of Houston to continue my education and become a registered nurse. Your scholarship will help me to start college and alleviate some of the financial pressure on my mother. Your help will me to focus in my education and achieve all of my goals and become a professional and more educate person and help other people in our community. Thank you again for your generosity and support.
After public schooling has no more to offer, students are paved the way to college. However, many of the said American students do not have the funds for college, or struggle to make ends meet once they take on the challenge. Part of the challenge is having a job to pay for their tuition, and with only a high school diploma, the chance of finding a well paying job is close to none. A relating experience I have managed to hear from originates from my own mother; she worked two jobs, paid for her sister 's education along with her own, and took out a federal student loan at the ripe age of eighteen. Fast forward thirty years, and the student debt is still a shadow upon every paycheck.
I also noticed the difficulty of not finishing high school, not going to college, and how much my mom struggled through it all. As I’ve seen the obstacles she’s been through, she always tell me, “Go to college, don’t have kids until you enjoy your life”. Taking that into account, I am determined to get my high school diploma, go to college, graduate, enjoy my life, and get a good stable job. As I take in everything my mom told me, it has opened my eyes. I’ve learned to finish college, get a stable good working job, enjoy my life, then have a family.
I had no idea that college tuition was so expensive, I would hear people speak about it, but it doesn’t quite reside with you until you’ve experienced it for yourself. My first semester of college, financial aid only covers about two-thirds of my tuition, and with three kids in college, I had to get a job to help out my parents out. This job then began affecting my school work and ultimately I had to quit. I then resorted to applying for scholarships, and that’s what helped me out a lot. What colleges don’t understand is that their expensive tuition does not only affect your pocket, but also your overall performance in school.
I work with one of my aunts and she is helping me find the best work schedule so I can have time for school, and enjoy myself at least one time per month. My life is not easy, but if I have my family with me everything is possible. The second possible barrier to my education is my economic status. Like I mentioned before my father died, so I depend only on my mother and myself, and college is not cheap. I am in the process of becoming a permanent resident of the United States, but until then I do not have access to FAFSA and other type of scholarships, so I have to pay college all by myself.
I recognized then, I wanted a career so that when I decided to have a family of my own we wouldn 't have to face the financial burdens that plagued my youth. I enrolled in Community College and worked throughout my 4 years there. Trying to adapt to the school-work-life balance was not an easy task. This was my first year as a college student, and my grades were extremely poor due to juggling a full-time job, and a full time school schedule. I ended up failing sociology twice and being placed on academic probation.
But during my sophomore year i saw how my school 's avid class was accepting applications to join the class. I knew avid promoted going to college and guided you into it. So what i suppose in a fit of desperation i applied in the hopes that their was a chance of me going to college. And lucky for me that chance became very realistic, because i took this class i learned in more depth what it took to get into a college and the expenses off it. Because of that I now i 'm applying to different college.
I want to go to college because it is an amazing experience and opportunity that not everyone has the privilege of receiving. Before my freshman year of high school, my dad told me about how right before he graduated high school, his parents sat him down and told him that he could not go to college. They did not have the money, nor the resources. My dad had straight A's and worked a full time job throughout high school, and had saved enough money to take the ACT and apply for some schools. He ended up working his way through college, graduating Georgetown with a masters degree, and he now owns his own consulting company.
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.
My mother came from Juarez and my father came from Cuauhtémoc legally, but stayed here illegally. Illegal’s came here for a better education, and the best education my parents thought they could receive was graduating high school. After high school, they had nothing left but to work; their plans were to have a baby after they graduated. Things did not go this way, and instead my mother was pregnant her junior year. They didn’t give up though; they both went to school and graduated.
Getting chosen to get this scholarship will me get more motivated to attend a 4 year college, and it will also help my parents. Due to living in a low income family, college can be very difficult. I come from a family where, we do struggle at times. Getting this scholarship will be an honor and will save my family and I money. My family is very supportive towards my career goals, which is to become a Register Nurse so I can help people around the world, and one day make an organization to help people whom also struggle.
Auto-didacticism allows the opportunity for people to become more financially independent from employers (Olsen). Lately this seems to be pretty smart to potentially ensure job security is to “learn a lot, and learn for cheap” because the rates for secondary schooling are increasing and so is debt (Olsen). As I, an individual making plans to further myself, realizes the constant changes that could possible affect me. For example my sister had TOPS that assisted with paying for college tuition, but today there is no guarantee that that will be an option for me by the time I graduate. The idea of having a back up plan in case college does not work out for me, which is a possibility for several people, could be a great way for me to still find