What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
Over the course of my high school and college careers, I have always sought out opportunities that will further my skill-set occupationally, educationally, and personally. Every endeavor I pursue fosters my overarching goal of obtaining skills that will mold a successful, lucrative, and magnanimous future. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to continue to do just that.
The path to success, change, development, and distinction is an uphill battle, but with the encouragement, motivation, assistance, and hope I find in donors and supporters like you, it definitely makes it well worth the climb.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am currently pursuing a dual degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance. This scholarship has enabled me to continue to learn, grow, and excel in an institution that grooms and enriches my musical and intellectual potential. I am on course to graduate in the fall of 2018 after a semester of rigorous student teaching. Fortunately, graduating from this university with a music education degree has a 100% job placement rate. I am motivated to see what my efforts will yield from this incredible institution.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
I worked as an intern for the National Archives-Research Administration (NARA) from January to June of 2015. This opportunity allowed me to sharpen my organizational, critical thinking, and computer skills. It also helped me become increasingly pragmatic and very detail-oriented. I kick-started every task with diligence, worked through it with tenacity, and completed it with timeliness. When faced with a challenge, I reasoned efficiently, sought out necessary guidance from my supervisor, and then assiduously developed a solution. I became increasingly skilled at using multiple computer programs, ascertaining mistakes in large pools of data, and carrying out the proper solutions.
I am currently working as a middle school private tutor to three amazing students. The skills that help me groom and enrich the talent my students possess are centered on creativity, discipline, dedication, and attention to detail. As an educator I understand creativity is the cornerstone to effective learning, this is what drives the work I invest into my students. The successes I've had with them are a result of my zeal, tenacity and disposition to persevere.