I am the best candidate for this scholarship because I have experienced a hard and unwanted event, but I have grown from it and become a better and stronger person because of my parents, which will help me power through college and become a civil lawyer. My mom and dad although divorced, have supported me through every event in my life, making me the person I am today. Living with my mom, I have learned how hard it really is to do things that my dad would have done in a heartbeat. As I grew up knowing that my dad was not coming back through the back door as I hoped, I learned how hard life really is and how life is not fair. I never believed that my mom and dad had gotten a divorce, mainly I just thought it was a nightmare.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year. My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before.
My parents have instilled in me the values of hard-work and determination and have led me to the right path always. My schooling days helped to carve me as a child with high dignity and moral values. With a sincere sense of gratification towards the opportunity extended to me, I pen down this brief statement of my objectives. My career objective is to achieve excellence in the field of my interest. I have completed my tenth grade with 70% marks in year 2011.
Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well. Some of the successes I had, before getting kicked out, were being able to make friends with two new teachers, that the school had hired, when the new school year had started. My American Government teacher was Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins and my CP English 3 teacher was Miss Robyn Spangler. Another success I had was making great grades and attending the rest of the time I had spent at the school with my boyfriend, Brandon Crawford.
I got married for a myriad of reasons such as love, being loved, romantic passion, self-value, and self-expression in the sense that I do not have to pretend to be someone I am not. My husband is a great provider and is a great combination of all three eras. He provides safety, a new home over our heads, meals whenever my heart desires, but most of all he pushes me to my limits to achieve my goals of becoming an Orthodontist. I married my husband because he is my foundation and my future. I consider myself lucky to have someone who believes in me even when I doubt myself.
Everything that I was wanting college to be like was starting to happen to me, and every bit of stress that I had diminished every day. When I finished my spring semester my GPA raised from a 1.8 to a 2.9 it wasn’t a huge leap but it was definitely progress. I gained multiple scholarships for the next semester of college because I got very involved with a program on campus that gives upcoming freshman tours of the college, and we get to tell the incoming freshman stories of our experiences and help them not have the same problems that we have had over the past year. I even got a position in my sorority and made my spring semester everything that I dreamed of it to
In my senior year of high school I decided to enroll as a dual credit student at a local community college. That summer I spent studying for what was sure to be my down fall the math section on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment or the Math TSI. After weeks of cramming the time came and I took the TSI. Sure enough I failed the math portion. It wasn’t much of a surprise many members of my family had to take remedial math.
The lectured changed my outlook on life and open my eyes to the possibilities. It was my third year of high school, I remember being handed a school field trip form that said that the VIVA Students would have the opportunity to attend the McHenry County College Career fair. This caught my attention because I wanted to have tools that would allow me to continue my education, so I could be successful in life. The next day, I asked all my teachers to sign the permission form and handed it to Senora Guild, who is the advisor for VIVA club. The field trip was a few weeks later, I do not remember all of the details vividly, but I do remember that all the students who were given permission rode on the bus to McHenry County College.
As soon as I started my freshman year of high school, I began worrying about where I would go to college and what kind of grades I would need to get there. I attended a small but rigorous private school which made the pressure even worse. For a long time, I had medical issues that I constantly feared would get in my way the rest of my life. Almost nothing worked out the way I thought it had to in order prosper and be happy in the future. Nevertheless, everything turned out okay in the end.
Another value I learned from them is that I should show to my parents that I appreciate all the hard work they do for me and my siblings. When the time comes, I promise to pay off their sacrifices by supporting their needs and taking care of them, just like what they did to me especially when I was a