Write a brief essay (250 word maximum) on your goals and aspirations as they relate to your education, career, and future plans. Explain why you are a qualified candidate and should be considered for the scholarship.
I stared at the envelope for what seemed like hours, but in reality, it was only a few minutes. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath as I opened it. This was it. This was my make it or break it. I had been waiting for this envelope for a whole semester. As I pulled the papers out all I remember was the happy screams and tears that emerged. I had done it. I had been one of fifty students selected to attend the fall semester of nursing in 2014. I read over all the information, all the while, still shocked I was selected.
As a young child death is a hard thing to process. I saw many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins die growing up. All either to cancer or drugs. I knew I wanted to be a nurse. As a nurse, I will be able to provide the best patient centered care. With the education I can help others prevent illness and potentially save lives.
Having come from a family where I'm the first to go to college, this was a big accomplishment for me. I was not sure if attending college was going to be in my future or not, but I'm currently a nursing student about to start my second year. I was always a honor roll student and my studies are extremely important to me, so it was not too surprising to hold a 3.0 GPA through my first year.
With this scholarship, I will gain further education and be able to put that into action and help save lives and make a difference in my community.