I'm applying for a scholarship that asks how can I contribute to diversity. The limit is 500 words. This is all I have so far and I am at a loss as to what else to put. Any suggestions or corrections would be greatly appreciated!
In my lifetime I have been exposed to many different areas of diversity. Growing up with a Korean mother, a Caucasian father, and recently with a Latino stepmother, I have become familiar with different cultures and traditions. Along with these, I have become familiar with the Korean and Spanish languages, though I am not fluent. Coming from a diverse background has allowed me to be open to cultures of all types; I enjoy getting to know people and better understanding their various cultural backgrounds. I have traveled overseas to South Korea multiple times and each time I have observed the different customs and lifestyles between there and here in the United States; one example is the difference in the foods. Recently I have also ventured to Mexico on a mission trip. While there, my heart stirred for those less fortunate than me and since then I am appreciative of how privileged my life is. Whenever the topic arises, I quickly share my experiences in both countries. Another way I contribute to diversity is through my religious background. I am a Christian, and my lifestyle is in tune with how a Christian should live. Though I am a Christian, my father and stepmother are Catholic, and because of this I appreciate the uniqueness of various religions. While attending ****, I would enjoy connecting with various campus ministries and religious communities to continue growing in diversity. Also, if at all possible, I would love to help bridge relations between different religions on campus. A final way I can contribute to diversity is my involvement with different clubs and activities. While attending I plan on joining at least one club and possibly a sorority. I also enjoy participating in different community activities. If there are any community service events or volunteer work, I am very willing to help. Through my cultural experiences and religious background, I hope to contribute to diversity at the University of ****.