I lost my scholarship that required a 3.5 cumulative gpa, I've finished the last year with a 3.491. In it I list a couple reasons for this and how I plan to get it back. Any help would be great, thanks in advance.RE: Regents Scholarship Appeal Statement
I am writing to appeal the cancellation of my Regents and Honors Textbook Scholarships. I understand that I am responsible for the loss of these scholarships, as I only achieved a 3.491 cumulative GPA at the end of this year. However, I would ask that you consider the following points, and especially note my strong recovery this Spring Semester.
Throughout my first year and a half of college I was involved in a difficult relationship; my girlfriend suffered from depression and relied on me for support. I struggled balancing all my personal relationships, especially this challenging one, with my school work. This was aggravated last Fall (2014) following a near-fatal accident that left my girlfriend with a lot of mental and physical damage. I did my best to help her recover, but this impacted my grades quite severely. We ended our relationship the last week of fall semester. In the future, I will be able to identify and avoid spending too much time on personal relationships rather than work because of this experience.
This past (Spring 2015) semester I achieved a much better GPA of 3.78. I had realized that I needed to devote much more attention to my education. While in college I should strive to get the best education possible. I prioritized getting my work done and studying above everything else. I spent significantly less time with my friends and more at my desk. Whereas in past semesters I might only study the night before a test, I made review plans and started days in advance. I became more organized, writing down all of my assignments and putting aside time in my schedule to work on homework for each class instead of doing it whenever I thought of it. I will continue these habits in the future as I have seen how successful I can be.
This last semester was not easy, but I met the challenge with a focus and dedication I had not had before. Furthermore, I was diagnosed with mono in March and had to work through the constant fatigue for over a month (attached are my records from the health center.) Without mono, I believe my grades could have been even better, as I was half a point away from an A in my Software Engineering class and less than a point away from an A- in my Embedded Systems class.
I hope that you will share my confidence that my future years at UNL will be good ones, and my grades will meet and surpass the minimum criteria for the scholarships. Regardless of the decision made, I would like to thank UNL for the original scholarships I received and for this opportunity to appeal.