One of the most important things to me is to finish college. I have always believed in an education. Even through there are times that I struggle, I still enjoy learning. Even though I struggle, it just means I must work extra hard in the areas that I have a hard time with.
I am a returning student. I was not far from getting my bachelors the first time around. Its something I have been wanting to finish up for quite some time. I left school not by choice.
The last time I was in a University, I had a bad first semester. As a rule, advisors have your best interest at heart. They may have had my best interest at heart, but they did not know what I was capable of. I struggled that semester because I had to many hard classes at the same time. I know college is supposed to challenge you to a point. The other issue was that I was not prepared for the University. Coming from a community college and then going to a University is a shock. I struggled every semester to keep my grades up. The last semester, I was not able to keep a 2.0 average between all the classes I took that semester. It was one grade that caused me to be suspended as I was going back and forth that semester with Cs and Ds. I just had an instructor that was hard grader. It was the only school that I had issues with my grades. All other schools, I did fine. I usually did higher than a 2.0.
Now that I am older and had this experience, I know what to expect and I know I must look out for myself so that I would never be in this situation again. I know what I am capable of.
Due to maxing out all the financial Aid I could get, I do need scholarships to help me pay for college. I am not going to the same University that I had previously gone to. I did reapply to them and I was accepted, but I thought it may be in my best interest that I go to another University this time so that I have a fresh start in a sense. But it would not be a fresh start from the classes standpoint as I have classes that transferred in. I would have to take 30 credit hours to meet their residency requirements.
Since I cannot get financial aid, I must pay for the classes myself. That means that I must work and go to school. Because of that, I will be limited as to how many classes I can take at a time.
Even though the award is not a lot, every penny counts. It would help a little bit to pay for my classes. The cost of college is not cheap and anything that can help pay for college would be helpful. I really do believe I deserve this scholarship. I have come a long way to this point.
This scholarship can be located at: https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-us