I am passionate about helping other people and taking care of people. In college, I plan to major in nursing. It was in my junior year that I came up with the decision to be a nurse. I feel that this decision came internally. I have the heart and desire to help someone when they are in pain. I believe that nursing is the career for me because it allows me to take care of people that are most in need of help. Nursing allows me to take care of people and talk to them when they have no one to talk to and at the same time I can receive joy out of it. I want to be able to help people that do not necessarily have the abilities to help themselves. When I am able to help someone, I get satisfaction knowing that I have the ability to help someone. By helping someone, I feel that I can actually contribute back to my surrounding. Another important factor that made me want to pursue in the career of nursing is because of the encouragements and support that I received form teachers and family. I know that my family is always to support me in what I do, and they will always stand by my side. Teachers are also another great support in what I want to do. Throughout my high school years, every teacher that I had was serious and passionate in what they taught. Seeing them being so passionate in their work inspires me to pursue my own career. i am passionate on taking care of those that are ill and those that feels hopeless because of their conditions. If I can just put a smile on one patient each day then I would feel mission accomplished. Taking care of patients and talking to them makes me feel that my existence has a positive impact around my surround. I want to be a nurse because it allows me to have the chance to help others when at the same time it is what I enjoy to do.
Growing up, I have always set high standards for myself. Whether it was school or soccer, I constantly pushed myself in order to exceed my parents’ expectations. Now that I am older, I choose to excel in all that I do for my personal satisfaction, no one else’s. My academic success is nationally recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars, while my success in soccer has blessed me with the opportunity to play for one of the world’s most recognized women’s professional soccer coaches, Abner Rogers. My academic and athletic accomplishments have allowed me to be recruited by numerous colleges, but among those I chose to commit to Hamline University in Minnesota in order to receive a superb education while playing college soccer.
I have always had an innate desire to support and lend a hand to others. As a child, I constantly volunteered for any task. Whether it was passing back papers or watering the plants, I eagerly insisted that I would help. While in high school, my enthusiasm to help others has developed into a much broader spectrum; I heartily provide aid to both my local community as well as the global community.
Through my participation in various high school clubs and volunteering, I have been blessed with the opportunity to assist others, which has significantly shaped my perspective on the well-being of people. My involvement in the Give Back Garden Club has allowed me to influence the health choices made in my local community, since one main focus of this club is selling produce in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. Internationally the Give Back Garden Club uses a percentage of the proceeds made from selling produce to buy irrigation systems for villages in developing countries, in order to improve the quality of their drinking water. The mere thought that many people, especially children, are not provided with clean drinking water is absolutely appalling to me. Taking part in this club has caused me to be more grateful for the many blessings I receive each and every day. Coming to terms with reality, I know that I can never completely change the evils that third-world countries face, such as the devastation of war and malnutrition, along with the many other troubles that engulf their lives. However, my hope and self-motivated mindset constantly encourage me to help those in most dire need. By participating in this club, I have developed concern for the welfare of people, not only in my community, but in international communities as well. Being blessed with the occasion to affect the lives of families in foreign countries has inspired me to shape and impact the lives of many more while attending college.
As I further my education in college, I plan to take a similar path by attaining a major in biology, which will allow me to pursue a career in forensic pathology. Through this career, I will directly impact and affect the well-being of my local community. Being able to determine what exactly happened to the many victims I encounter will allow me to console many families in times of grief and sadness. Forensic pathology will enable me to uphold justice by testifying in court as well. During my recruiting visit for soccer, I met with Professor Myster, the Director of Forensic Sciences at Hamline University. I recall her asking me why I wanted to work in forensics. I responded that any careers in forensic science will allow me to help others by bringing closure to the families of victims. Professor Myster was extremely glad to hear my answer, she mentioned that many students do not seem to understand that forensics is about giving back to the local community by unveiling the truth as well as calming the many grieving families who have endured such an unfortunate loss. During our meeting, she also informed me about the different internships her past students participated in, which grasped my attention. I was in complete wonder and awe over the many stories she shared with me. Ever since our meeting, I have been absolutely certain that Hamline’s forensic science certificate program and biology department will provide me with a superb education necessary for pursuing a career in forensic pathology.
In order to influence the global community while attending Hamline University, I intend to study abroad. Studying abroad will not only enable me to learn in an international setting, but it will also give me the opportunity to become immersed in various cultures as well. I have family scattered throughout the world: Mexico, Italy, Norway, Spain, Brazil, and Canada. Because I am close with most of my extended family, I value the diversity of cultures each and every member of my family brings. My appreciation for other cultures and spontaneity is why I want to travel to numerous countries such as Greece, Argentina, India, Thailand, and South Africa, only a few among many. During my travels, I intend to utilize my free time in order to take part in international charities. My involvement in such organizations would directly affect many lives; improving these lives for the better would give me satisfaction. I plan to continue to make similar contributions, as I did in high school, to both my local and global community. My passion to help others will be lived out substantially while attending Hamline University.
Because I have five siblings, my parents will not be able to financially support each child in college. My older sibling and my father are currently attending college. My father is in a master’s program for Educational Psychology, which he will complete in two years. My older sister will be attaining her teaching credential next year, and within two years my younger brother will be attending college as well. I pride myself in being a very independent person, which is why I am seeking out other forms of financial aid to support myself in college, so that my parents do not have to worry about their financial stability. If I were to be awarded with this scholarship, I would use the money for my tuition, books, and other incidentals that will need to be paid for while I attend Hamline University. Any money I do receive will be greatly appreciated, and I assure that every cent will be spent wisely in order to further my education.
Ever since I was young, I have always wanted to do something great with my life. It was never even a conceivable option to do anything poorly. When I was a freshman in high school, I walked into a class that I was randomly placed into. Little did I know that stumbling upon a class in my freshman year of high school could completely change everything I wanted to do with my future. The class that changed my life was psychology. It was a regular class that was just supposed to fill up space in my schedule until other classes opened up, and it turned into the most life changing class. I thought the class would be interesting, but I didn’t know how passionate I would become on the subject.
It is so incredibly interesting to me that I had gone most of my years without even knowing what psychology was. Now I analyze everything that occurs in a psychology view, and things make more sense to me now. Another passion of mine is my church and my faith. I am deeply rooted in a religion that fills me with joy. What filled me with even more joy was realizing that both of my biggest passions in life could be seamlessly merged together to form the job that will allow me to love my career for the rest of my working years.
My church congregation is an older generation, but that doesn’t change our friendship at all, in fact, it may bring us closer. Through watching them and how they think and the things that they tell me, and sadly, the diseases I have seen take many of them, I have decided to follow a career path similar to this. I would like to become a clinical psychologist with a focus on gerontology. When dealing with gerontology as a psychologist, it becomes more of a spiritual awakening than when other psychologists deal with patients at other stages in life. I would like to save a life, not necessarily physically, but spiritually. I hope that one day I am the person that an elderly man or woman confides in and trusts with their dying thoughts, hopes and wisdom.
People always throw around the phrase that the children are our future, but I feel that the future has to be influence by the past somehow. Another goal that sits in the back of my mind is that I would like to someday produce a movie based on gerontology with psychological themes. When we are young, we are always asked what we want to be when we grow up. I feel that in this point of my life, this question is highly overrated. I can name what I want to be with ease. The true question that still makes me ponder is who I want to be. Even most adults can’t even answer that question. It takes self-actualization to be able to fully grasp that question and answer it with complete confidence. Although I may not know who I want to be, I know a few things; I will carry my morals to my deathbed, and I can be whoever I want to be at any point in my life.
When people ask me what I want to do with my life, I always get a big grin on my face. I just love talking about psychology and my plans to become a gerontologist. Many close friends and family all support me with my career plans because anyone that knows me knows how passionate about my future I am. A majority of my peers become scared with the thought of having to choose their life’s path at such a young age. I, however, cannot be more confident with any decision than the one I am choosing to pursue.
– Our main scholarship will be open to all students (from Elementary to High School) who wish to participate.
– We will be having a Facebook Share Your Passion Scholarship Contest to let our Facebook Followers help us select our Main Scholarship Winner.
– The last day to submit an entry is May 30th.
– The contest will last about a week, at which point, whoever receives the most “likes” will be selected as our Share Your Passion Scholarship Winner.
– For students to be eligible for our main Share Your Passion Scholarship they have to write an essay (at least 1 page long and no more than 2 pages) from the following prompt:
“What are you passionate about? Why are you passionate about it? How do you plan on using your passion to help others?”
***Students must then email us their essay, before being allowed to participate. Along with their essay participants must include:
– School name (along with the city and state of the school),
– A photo,
– Phone number,
– Email address, and
– Parents’ Contact Information (name, email address and phone number).
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The transition from high school to college is stereotyped with the necessity to grow up, get one’s life in order, and approach the final stages of finding oneself. Academics are expected to be a lot more challenging, so people expect their lives to become more tedious and less exciting. While some of this is true, I have found my transition experience to be far different from what I initially expected.
The root of the college experience is found in the independence factor. How will one fare on their own? Everyone will use independence for their own benefit, whether it is disregarding the moral instruction instilled in them from childhood, or taking bits and pieces of said instruction and approaching life prudently. Coming from a home where I was instructed in a certain way, but not held on a tight leash, I know what may take place under both scenarios, so I applied my life’s lessons the best I could and found myself doing pretty well. In my first semester of college, I received a 4.0 GPA, I was involved with a dance team, I often recited poetry at open mic events on and off campus, and I found a nice network of friends through my involvement with a church and my extracurricular activities.
It is said that there is a triangle of elements once entering college: Academics, Social life, and Sleep, and we must sacrifice one, leaving us to soar high in two. In my first year of college, I found myself rotating this triangle time and time again: sacrificing sleep to spend time with friends, sacrificing time with friends to study for an quiz, deciding whether or not more studying or more sleep would be more beneficial to me for the next day’s exam. I found myself in more of a hexagonal dilemma, balancing the latter three with fitness, time with God, and my personal hobbies. Like with all dilemmas, there is a painful solution, and I learned that growing up for me meant sacrificing some things in order for other things to flourish, so I gained twenty pounds, combined social time and hobbies by performing on campus, and sacrificed much sleep for extra time to study.
From this, college may sound like the worst thing ever, having to decide between things we love so that we can express love for some of these things more efficiently. With two semesters worth of college experience, I would like to say, however, that every moment offers a lesson, and with new lessons come new challenges and obstacles. But I will be one of many to say that growing up is learning to love a challenge, and loving a challenge is what allowed me to break through obstacles and pave a new path for the multi-faceted, fun-loving, wisdom-crazed student. From experience, I can tell you that making quality friends, getting an A average, making up for lost sleep on the weekends, expressing oneself artistically, staying somewhat in shape, and continuing to grow closer to a loving God is all possible.
Ultimately, the transition into college is what you make of it. On the outside looking in, I have seen what was made of questionable choices and peer-pressured decisions. What I made of my transition is something that I can look back on and be proud of. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it. So, how will you respond?
There was a time my mom and her friend were encountered in a situation filled with peril in which they almost lost their lives. Running saved their lives, and ultimately saved my life, as I am typing this blog for you all to read. Well, you all have heard my story (I hope), and I want to share with you all what helped me succeed to where I am at right now. Reflecting on the fact that running saved my life has kept me humble and motivated to continue succeeding in school. As cliché as it may sound, the most important factor of success is to not give up. I have often favored a quote in regard to doubters when I try to accomplish something that seems untouchable, which stands to be, “My belief is stronger than your doubt.” With that quote, I have always kept motivation to keep pushing forward. One must simply not give up. Simple as that. Those are the tools I have used as a vessel for the success I have acquired, although I am yet to taste a vast amount of success as I am a young freshman scholar at UC San Diego. As of now, I am attending UC San Diego and am an aspiring Chemical Engineer and I will continue using the tools I have been using to continue succeeding and I would like to invite you all to do the same. I firmly believe the application of these tools will inevitably result in success.
The beginning of the year always brings feelings of ambition and high spirits, as the energy and vigor from the summer transition into long and exhausting days in a classroom. This year, I begin my junior year at Norco High School, and although it is only the first few months of school, I have been extremely blessed.
Since you last heard from me, I was in the process of creating a non-profit organization called the Face of Cancer, designed to give those affected by cancer support and a listening ear. However, I have made the choice to put the Face of Cancer on hold for now, and spending the gap year planning incredible events that will grab the Corona-Norco community’s attention.
In the meantime, this year, I have decided to challenge myself continually by taking three Advanced Placement courses and one honors course: AP Environmental, AP Language and Composition, AP United States History, and Spanish 3 Honors. Along with that, I have been participating in multiple clubs with officer positions including American Cancer Society, National Honor Society, German Club, Chinese Culture Club, Friday Night Live, Key Club, and Link Crew. I also serve at my church, Crossroads, for many ministries. At Generate Jr High, I am training to be a decision counselor while serving on the Creative Team and co-leading Lovebugs. Every Wednesday, Generate, designed for high school and college aged kids, I help out with offering. Finally, on the weekend, the Pastor’s Wives Ministry honor the wives of pastors by cooking them deluxe breakfasts and I serve on the Project Team/Communion and Offering teams every Saturday and Sunday.
The more different things I try, although initially frightening, the more I learn about myself and the things that interest me. For example, joining the German Club on campus has made me eager to learn the language and the history behind my heritage. I also never viewed myself as a leader, until I stepped out and was obedient to my callings. It’s been said that “by doing, you understand”, and I am living proof of that. Had I remained scared, insecure, and doubtful of my abilities, I would have never had the courage to apply myself and learn great and mighty things.
I am so grateful for the Tutoring Solution being an active part in my high school experience, from freshman year to now. When I applied for the $100 scholarship, I would have never imagined my academic and personal interests growing as much as they have. Now, although oncology will always be a part of whom I am and my passion, I am leaning towards a career of diplomacy and linguistics. I would love to be an ambassador for the United States to foreign countries. College wise, I am drawn to Bath University in Bath, England and plan to apply to that school my senior year of high school. After I graduate from Bath University, I plan on transferring to the London School of Economics and later, back in the States at Harvard University to finish my education. Ambitious? Without a doubt. Crazy? Some might think so. But I’ve found that to the inspired, anything is possible. Most people are content with a good paying job, a nice house, and kids they can take to soccer practice in a four wheel drive. But for me, I want more than this life has to offer. I want adventure. I want uncertainty. And most of all, I want to be the change I want to see in the world, like one of my biggest role models, Gandhi once said.
If anything can be retained from my countless tangents and blubbering, remember this: you will regret it forever if you never try. Now, I don’t mean to try the *bad* things (e.g. smoking, bad addictions), but follow your own passion. Write your own story. Use your skills and the things that fill you to the brim with life to impact others. For good grief, you were created with awesome skills and talents, and it would be a disservice to the world to not share them with others. Be creative. Adore mastery. Change the world.
Because although it might start with the intentions of helping others, you’ll find it helps you out a lot too.
We were so inspired by all the students that participated in our Share Your Passion Scholarships that we decided to make them our Honorary Students of the Month for June. We decided to select all of them, as our Students of the Month, because they inspire us and they inspire those around them to continue to pursue our passions in order to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
These young individuals are proof of how powerful pursing ones passions can be and how it can help make the world a better place. Their passions range from being chefs to being nurses, runners, fashion designers, teachers, and lawyers, among many other callings. Many of them have demonstrated their desire to use their passion in order to give back and help others.
With each essay that we read, it became clearer that, although these individuals are very young, they are all wise beyond their years and they inspire us to continue doing what we do and helping the youth in our community achieve their goals. We know they will all be successful at whatever they chose to do, because they genuinely love what they do and they are motivated by their passions.
We find that a common theme among people, who bravely chose to pursue their passions, is that they are typically more successful individuals; unlike most, they don’t allow obstacles to get in the way of them following their dreams; their passion shines through that they get people to rally around them and support them; and these individuals tend to be happier and lead more fulfilling lives. We should all learn from these young, bright, and brave students and continue, or begin, to pursue our passions and give back to those around us.
Thank you to all of you who participated in the Share Your Passion Scholarships. Thank you for inspiring us and for sharing your passions with us, and those around you. We hope that you all continue on your current path and achieve all your goals.
If you feel that your child has improved in school, due to the tutoring they have received from us, and you would like them to be featured as our student of the month, please send us an email letting us know how your child has improved. We hope you can help us how show proud we are of each one of our students.
We provide tutoring in Chino, Eastvale, Norco, Chino Hills, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, and all the surrounding cities. We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Preparatory Academy, Heritage Oak Private Education, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.
We are pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 Share Your Passion Scholarship – Michael Benjamin. We were fortunate to receive many great entries from passionate young students who genuinely wish to use their passions in order to help others; therefore, choosing a winner was not an easy task. Nonetheless, after reviewing all the entries, we decided that the clear winner was Michael.
Michael entered a beautifully written essay in which he talks about his passion for running. He talks about the great impact running has had on his life and how running has presented him with many opportunities for a better life. Michael describes how running helped him escape certain negative paths that many young people around him were taking; in essence, it allowed him to stay out of trouble. Running also motivated Michael to excel in school, because it allowed him to see the benefits of hard work and determination, leading him to decide to use that same approach in his education. Although Michael does not necessarily want to pursue running as a career, he hopes to use his passion to motivate others to be health conscious and to follow their own passions. We are thrilled to be able to acknowledge Michael’s hard work and passion. We know Michael will be successful in whatever path he chooses. Please take a moment to read Michael’s essay and share it with others.
We provide tutoring in Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Eastvale, Chino, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, Norco, and all the surrounding cities. We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Preparatory Academy, Heritage Oak Private Education, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.