Please describe any special circumstances of hardship, financial or otherwise, you feel should be taken into consideration related to your scholarship application. (Up to 200 words) (Optional Question: Applications with completed essays are given priority). I was raised in a family that stresses the importance of hard work. If I want something I have to work hard enough to receive it. So, when I turned 16, I got my first job. I have kept that job for almost 3 years, growing, and learning along the way. I have had some tough spots. Some days I feel like throwing in the towel. But I look at how much I’ve grown. I look at how it hasn’t just added some weight to my pockets; it’s given me new ideas about things, a new way of thinking. Then, I understood why my parents had their way of thinking. My parents have rules. Not strict rules, but rules. One of their rules is, when we’re old enough to get a job, we must get a job. Along with this rule is that we have to buy what we want: if we want to go out with friends, if we want a car, and if we want to go to college. I’m not complaining, I know why they want us to pay for those things. If we pay for them, we’ll take better care of our possessions, we’ll buy things we need, if we go to college, we’ll work hard to stay there. However, it’s hard to pay thousands of dollars each year on my $7.50 an hour salary. I have to rely greatly on scholarships to get me through. That is why I ask you to consider me, a girl who is trying. Trying to live out her dream. Thank you.
Describe your academic and career goals, professional philosophy (if applicable) and any special interests that you will pursue or are pursuing at Indiana University. Also, share any unusual circumstances, challenges, or obstacles you have encountered in pursuit of your education and how you overcame them. (200 - 400 words)
I’ve wanted to be a teacher as far back as I can remember. I have always felt drawn to lead the future of our...
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