Uw-Stevens Points Research Paper

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How would a scholarship help you attend UW-Stevens Point? My parents are requiring that I pay 50% of my college education. They believe this will give me more ownership in my college education but also an appreciation for the financial commitment earning a degree is going to take. I currently am working a part-time job and I am saving as much money as I can and I plan on applying for financial aid. I am somewhat concerned about the amount of debt I will incur and would like to keep that to a minimum. So I need to find other sources of revenue such as scholarships to assist me with my share of the financial commitment. I also plan on working on campus during my time at college but would like to keep the number of hours reasonable so I can…show more content…
I can only tell my story. I have overcome hardships in my life. My first four years of life was in the Foster Care system bouncing from one foster home to another before being adopted. I am an African-American that has lived outside of the African-American community and I have experienced discrimination. Despite these difficulties I managed to get myself through school and accepted into UW-Stevens Point. As an individual, there is only one me. I try not to follow anyones example but my own. When someone tells me that I can’t do something I will work harder than ever to prove they are wrong. When I say that I am going to do something, I will do anything and everything I possibly can to get it done. Not once have I thought that I was unequal to the next person. When the odds are stacked against me is when I truly believe I am strongest. A scholarship would assist me in achieving my long-term goal of Social Work and being able to help disadvantaged youth overcome adversity. My grades are not spectacular, but they are solid. I am persistent and I complete what I have started. I am a hard worker, I understand college is my opportunity in life, and I will not waste the opportunity. The scholarship will go to good use in helping me achieve my
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