Scholarship sample Essay
I started tenth grade three years ago after my family moved to the United States from Mexico. I had to face the problems of not knowing the language or how the education system worked. I felt alone. Everything was different from my country. I could not express myself with the people around me. Often I felt frustrated. Many people told me that graduating would be hard for me because I did not know the language and was just starting to learn English. Instead of being upset about this comment, it motivated me to study hard and to get good grades.
My goal then was to graduate from high school with good grades and on time with the rest of the students my age. My family had a large part in my achievements in high school and continues to be a source of motivation in my achievements in college. I am the oldest in the family and the first one to graduate from high school and to attend college. I attend Tarleton State University to have a better future for me and for others. My aspirations or interests in life have always been to help others especially children with special needs and/or illness. My goal is to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and to excel in the nursing program. I plan in majoring and acquiring a bachelors in nursing and minoring in psychology. Throughout highschool I have been part of many organizations and have been awarded many leadership roles such as Soccer team captain, secretary of Leo Club, member of the student council, FCCLA member, vice president of the FCA, NHS secretary,and i have acquired silver and bronze medals in UIL calculator applications.
I graduated with highest honors and NHS honors from Cameron Yoe high school. Although I was involved in many activities in high school, here at Tarleton State University, I find that it is harder for me to be involved in extracurricular activities, because my class schedule does not allow it. But I would like to join some organizations like Associated Students. However I believe these past accomplishments will help me become a role model and change the lives of young children. I love sports and I also love children, but what I love the most is seeing disadvantaged children play sports and excel at them. I want to become a pediatric nurse to help these disadvantaged to overcome their disabilities or illness and watch them become successful in life, because then I know I have made a difference in the world but most importantly to a special individual. My aim is to graduate Tarleton State with high honors and achievements. These activities demand commitment, responsibility and time, at the end however they are rewarding. I plan on seeking a job in St. Judes Childrens Hospital once I graduate from Tarleton State University and begin to change lives and futures there. I have faith that these interest accomplishments and goals will help me preeminent at Tarleton State University.