Also, my brother had talked to me about two months ago and had told me his experience with going to college to earn his English degree and me, being the competitive brother I am, didn’t want him to be the only sibling to earn a degree. Money was also a motivating factor because I wanted to have a career that could pay well and secure my retirement that way I can build a family. From past experience working with investors I noticed that the majority of them are vehement about saving money and most of them had a college education. Lastly, the strongest motivating factor was my future career and interests. I have always enjoyed being a manager
It’s hard to even think about that seeing as not going to college is often seen as lazy and irresponsible, but should it be seen that way? Is college really worth it? A college education can be very valuable and useful, I will not even try to deny that, but a lot of jobs don’t require a college education. For example, I have heard a lot of my friends saying that they want to become photographers. They say that they are going to go to go to college to get a degree in visual arts and then pursue their dreams.
David lived with his biological parents until they died in a car accident when he was 15 years old. David then moved in with his older brother and lived with his him until he left for college. Id. Following his parent’s death, David spent some weekends and extended vacations with his grandfather. Id at 805.
At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college. Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now.
He was told by one of he good friends “If you don’t try now you wont make it into college.” After that he decided to try his hardest and try to make it into college. He even dumped his high school girlfriend so he could spend more time studying and doing school work. By doing this it forced him to learn to focus. He learned ways to help him overcome his dyslexia. It all payed off at the end of high school he just barely made it into college.
I know how hard she works to give me an education and that’s why I value school and give it my all. Many privileged kids here in the U.S don’t take the opportunity many of us wish we had. For example, wealthy parents that can afford to pay college. I want to go to college because I want to give my parents a good future. Give back to them for all of their hard toil.
My experiences while serving in the military were amazing; however, I don’t feel that everyone should have to make such a sacrifice just to get a college education, which is required by most jobs if you intend on obtaining a decent salary and a stable career. Many students must take out a student loans and depend on financial aid or scholarships to help them pay for their education and that ends up haunting them financially long after they graduate and start their careers. It’s a hefty price to pay for improving yourself. I believe the government granting two years of free college to students would aid students, while they’re on this journey of self-improvement, by decreasing or eliminating the amount of debt acquired; but also, by opening doors for the students who would never be afforded the opportunity due to they’re financial circumstances. I believe that the environment created from the two years of free schooling would give each student the adequate time needed to determine what occupational field is desired, and enjoy college without the stress of financial hardship.
College Is Worth the Cost Parents always want their kids into college. Parents want their kids in college, because they did not and they want better for their children. Parents always want their kids to have a better life than they did, they want bigger and better things for them. So, college is worth the cost, because it's a parents dream for their kids to be in college, so they can be successful in life. College is worth the cost, because people that attend college usually end up making more money in the end.
As most of my family is working class that did not attend college I was expected to get a job right after high school. However, I decided personally that I wanted more for my future. I worked part time at Victor Valley College instead of working full time so that I would have time to be a full time student. Even though financially it was a struggle I knew it would be only temporary and beneficial to my future.
When asked if they want to be a doctor, they reply unenthusiastically “Well, my parents want me to be a doctor. They’re paying all this money and…”(Zinsser 439). Economic and Parental pressure works hand in hand. From experience, I know that I look at potential colleges from a financial standpoint because I don’t feel as if my parents should pay a lot of money for school. I also want them to be happy with how I’m using their money at college.
Deciding to attend Texas A&M University was both a hardship and immense, opportunity in my life. Coming from a close knit background, and possessing a very family oriented character, my decision to come to this incredible institution was one out of my comfort zone. If I was to be asked one year ago, If I could ever see myself standing on this marvelous campus, attending one of the top schools in the nation, I would have honestly responded, no. My counselors would have said no, my friends, my college advisor, my family. The answer would not have been yes, not because I wasn 't capable of meeting the standards to attend, but because there seemed more obstacles in my way than there was forces pushing me forward.
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.
However, despite all the obvious reasons to choose community college, why do some students end up attending a university? Centennial senior, Emily Warren gives her input on why she chose Olivet Nazarene University over a local community college, “I always knew that I wanted to go to a Christian university so I could find a spiritual foundation for my education. Money wasn’t the deciding factor because money can’t buy the life long experiences that this university can.” Warren makes some solid points as to why some students may still choose a university. Money may not always be the main factor, as Warren discusses, and personal beliefs can factor into why a student may not attend a community college. However, community colleges offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities and religious groups.
I know that this program will be a very useful help in being college ready when I start in the fall and not being sure in what I have to and don’t have to do. Describe a personal challenge or adversity you’ve experienced and how you were able to overcome that obstacle (provide specific steps that were necessary) A personal challenge that I have experienced had to do with my whole family. My parents and my brother came to the United States to search for a better lifestyle like a lot of immigrants do. Along the way my mom had me, my twin sister, and my little sister and they decided to become US residents. They started to go to the process when I was in middle school and we were all hopeful that they would be get them.
My family isn’t extremely wealthy, I was raised to be independent, that means I will be paying for my own education. I am happy to pay for college and I would love all the help I can get, therefore I am applying for this scholarship! It would mean the world to me if I am awarded this scholarship!