Granville T. Woods Scholars Program Essay
I too was nearly prevented from advancing my career just as Granville T. Woods was. Not being able to accept my partial (65%) scholarship to Howard University did hinder me from my original plan but I chose not to give up. I chose to continue to work my way up in my education and career at BCCC instead of taking the simple way out by joining different groups such as the work force, or the military. My goal is to abide at this school for two years and to transfer to a 4 year university. The main component of my goal is the money, and this scholarship would help in achieving this.
My family is a normal Middle class family that makes normal middle class wages, and just like most ...view middle of the document...
I am a graduate of Oxon Hill High school's science and technology program. This entails that I had to test to get into the school and if I was accepted I would be agreeing to a more difficult curriculum than a normal high school student. This programs goal is to give students a general education that puts more emphasis on the sciences. In order to graduate from this program one must go through four years of high school while undergoing the program's guidelines, which includes aspects such as four years of mathematics and science courses and a year long research project. Thankfully I was able to complete the program without any major problems.
I would not say that I am the best academic student but I do believe that I am one of the best overall students. Even though the main goal of school is the academics, that is only one of the many lessons that one can learn from attending school. School teaches people multiple things such as leadership skills, discipline, organization and self control. Because I was able to Graduate high school while being a 4 year, year round student athlete I do believe that I have mastered these skills and I plan on having this reflect through my academics over the next two years at BCCC.
In the end this scholarship would help me and my family tremendously as I pursue a higher education. It would allow me to put all of my focus on the school work instead of worrying about the school fees. This means that if I do receive the scholarship I am not the type to take it for granted. I would use this gift to the best of my ability and just like Granville T. Woods I will use it to achieve great things.