As a teenager going into college this fall semester, I am preparing myself for adulthood which comes with certain responsibilities like paying for my education. Although I am ecstatic to begin a new chapter in my life full of learning new things and making lifelong friends, this is a worry of mine. How am I going to pay for college? Yes, there are student loans and grants, but every day the interest piles up to become quite a hefty amount on the already expensive loans I am probably going to have to pay off for the rest of my life!
Honestly I think tuition should be free to those who want to learn and grow, and hopefully it will be that way in the future so that kids will be more motivated to learn without the daunting thought of debt. As a soon to be lawyer I will be enrolling in the philosophy of law minor as an undergraduate student at Virginia commonwealth university and entering in the L.Douglas Wilder school of Government and public Affairs internship program next year.
I am going into college with my mind ready to be filled with knowledge and wisdom and intend on becoming the best lawyer I can be. I feel that the world has a shortage of well-rounded leaders, especially of the female gender. I have made it my mission to change that. I have always wanted to be a lawyer because for centuries, lawyers have stood at the center of society and have been able to impact leaders and affect change around the world. I can confidently say that it has become my goal in life to become a well-rounded leader and be the change people want to see in the world.
This summer I got selected as a volunteer to travel to Ghana, west Africa to educate and transform the healthcare model in Africa and provide community service to the culturally rich Ghanaians. It is my goal to reclaim the role of women in society and change the close minded perspective the world has kept for to long.
This scholarship will make a huge difference in helping me focus more on my education, than trying to figure out how to pay for it. With my father being the only breadwinner in my large family of seven, two of us going into college at the same time, this scholarship will definitely help make my college education more of an educational experience rather than a struggle to make ends meet. This money will give me the opportunity to make my dreams and goals a reality. https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-us