Throughout all of my years at school, I have been constantly reminded by my parents that I must do my very best in school so that my college will be paid for, because they wouldn’t have enough money to put me through. The ASPMA Scholarship would mean a lot to me as it would help me greatly and enhance my college experience by allowing me to have the highest possible grades, help me grow into an involved, more social person, and relieve some stress that inevitably comes to every college student. Since I would rather not assume student loans during college, I must work if my scholarships don’t cover all of my school expenses. The more I work, the less time I will have to study, and the more stressed out I will be. I believe the ASPMA Scholarship will help me to have the best grades possible because with more funds, I will have to work less, giving me more time to study and less scenarios to worry about.
High school graduates are starting to feel that they must go to college. Students are consistently being bombarded with different ideas of what to do after high school, most of which require some type of schooling or degree. Instructors and counselors commonly persuade students to think that we only have one option to be successful with a college degree. College might not be for everyone! From my research, I found many articles on reasons why people go to college, reasons they do not go to college, and statistics on going and not going to college.
The only way to success is by trying and never stopping. If people drop out of high school, college or quit their jobs, they have just given up on themselves and their futures. Without a high school education, nobody can earn their diploma; which means, they have to earn their GED. With this form of certificate, a person can get into college; however, if one does not earn his or her GED, the person will most likely have a low paying job, with barely any benefits. This is the same concept as dropping out of college, no college degree means a less paying job.
Throughout high school , I struggled with academic work . It wouldn't be that I didn't want to do the work ; it was just that it became more difficult for me to remember what I learned and put it to use . But for sports it was a different story , I could remember every single play and execute what I learned with ease . But that was high school now I'm in college and everything is ten times harder . Sometimes I wish the class room were as simple as me being on the field knowing what to do .
While education can open doors to your life, having the initiative to be successful is what really counts. I am determined and I have the desire to study Business but am lacking the financial support needed to achieve my goal. The Plant City Lions Club Scholarship would help me by giving me an opportunity to pursue my dream career. My desire is to be able to study in order to work and give back to my parents who have helped me accomplish graduating from Plant City High School with honors and with a weighted GPA of 4.7321.Receiving financial support will allow me to make a difference in the challenging world of Business. My parents have always supported me in everything, but unfortunately they cannot afford my college tuition.
Eventually I got introduced into the real world my senior year, and my stress felt like it had doubled. I was constantly pressured into figuring out what college I wanted to earn my major in, along with family obligations, my job, and paying my bills. I desperately wanted to go back to having a carefree life of having zero obligations, unfortunately my circumstances didn't allow it. Now that I'm actually starting college, I now realize all of the problems that every other college student had to go through. Stress is now a part of my life, and I've come to terms with it as of now.
When I first attended Chicago State, I was excited. I never attended a university, but my expectation was high. Once I started, I realized the educational level was poor. Although every school is a business and designed to collect revenue. I felt this university did not care as long as they was getting paid.
Personal Goals Why are you pursuing a degree at ITT Technical Institute? The reason I am pursuing a degree at ITT is because I’ve tried the community college/university route and I just felt like it was a total waste of my time and money. The reasoning I feel the way is because I have to give two to four years of my time and money for teaching and not showing. I wanted a more hand on teaching along with the book work because at least in my opinion I believe that’s the best way of learning in the computer field. Another reasoning I want to pursue a degree at ITT is because after you graduate the help with job placement and at a university you don’t receive that type of service.
Juggling school and finding a source of income is a prominent issue amongst undergraduates, and it is one of the main reasons that excessive amounts of undergraduates are dropping out of community college. Of course, anything adding to the dropout rate is a serious issue and should be solved appropriately and quickly. Politicians and other important leaders in the United States of America are implementing laws and bills that will benefit undergraduates who are striving to pay for their education. Tugend writes, “Bills are pending in congressional committees to carry out President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal to make community colleges free to responsible high school graduates.” These bills will drastically help college students who cannot afford to pay for their education. I believe rewarding optimal behavior of undergraduates will not only assist them in paying for college, but I also believe it will make them want to continue to perform well.
Ever since I was young, I knew higher education was my destiny. My academics and drive to get into a good college consumed my life and being. However, once I began my undergraduate degree, I did not feel supported or happy in my environment. Due to my rough start in higher education, I vowed to help other students have a better college experience than myself. In joining the field of higher education, I aspire to learn how to support students in their college journey by using theories and frameworks.
In his article, Mark Edmundson discusses an ever increasing problem orbiting around university education– the misconception that studying something that could land you a high paying job trumps studying something that you love for the sole reason that you wouldn’t be able to earn as high as an income with that field of study. Edmundson also brings up the fact that before students get to college, they’re being told who they all their lives. Whether it be by their parents, their teachers, coaches —whoever, by the time most people get to that next step of their lives they don’t have their own definition of who they are. And that’s Edmundson argues what the main point of college is; discovering who you are and what you love. It’s not about preparing
Like all other current students I am troubled with the idea of not being able to obtain job after I graduate from college. A job that relates with the career that I want and where I will be able to make enough money to sustain myself and be able to pay off my student loan debt. After attaining my bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lewis University I plan to attend Law School, but I know that will not be possible if I am not able
I will be the first in my family to ever attend a university, which really petrifies me. Consequently, I am committed to make my parents proud thus I have established several challenging objectives such as: to graduate with honor, to academically thrive in college and to finish in 4-years. I also desire to conduct research, to study aboard and to earn A’s during my first freshman quarter. Coming from a difficult high school experience I want to penetrate my timid and insecure boundaries and make friends, in hopes to reach my composite goal, to leave a memorable landmark at UCI and to create unforgettable experiences with others. 2.