am an eighteen year old college freshman. In my leisure time, I enjoy reading,
writing, spending time with family, and also listening to music. I attended
the Upward Bound Program at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, which is a program
that prepares young students for college and helps them to achieve academic
excellence. I was chosen two summers ago to participate in the Upward Bound
exchange program. Being a participant in this program allows students to travel
to different parts of the world and gives them experiences in discovering new
cultures. I was chosen to travel to Prescott, Arizona where I attended Embry
Riddle Aeronautical University. There I concentrated on math and science and
other college preparatory classes. While participating in this program, I was
given the opportunity of attending The University of Colorado at Boulder. I
visited the amazing Grand Canyon and exciting Las Vegas, Nevada. I was most
impressed with Phoenix, Sedona and Scottsdale Arizona.
Currently, I sing in the Campus Gospel Choir. I have been asked by the Upward Bound Director to participate and become a “male mentor” for middle school students. I was also asked to be a part of the “Think Quest” team. I understand that most admissions offices look at your extra curricular activities. In the near future, I will look into other clubs that I can affiliate myself with to increase my participation status. Over the last 10 years, I have served my community by participating in various programs. There is a gift giveaway program called Operation Christmas. This program donates gifts to those families with a financial need in my community. My duties included paperwork of the clients, unloading the delivery trucks with packages and distribution of the Christmas gifts.
I also have been very active in my local church where I served in numerous ministries. I volunteered as an usher, worked as the camera man and watched children in the church nursery. I was also fortunate enough to participate in a local shelter called the Food Cabinet. I had to prepare over 1,000 bags of groceries and other necessities for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This food was distributed to poor and less fortunate families in the community. One of the most important acts of community service that impacted my life was when I volunteered at a nursing home. I went to the nursing home not knowing what to expect but I enjoyed preparing and serving food to the elderly and interacting with them.
I am public relations major. I believe the whole world is open to me. In college I am involved in many activities on campus. FLSP, Gospel Choir, Jumpstart, Building Bridges and Opportunity Knocks are only a few of them. I enjoy helping others because others have helped me. I believe that if you help others, others will help you. We all need to work together. I am interested in all types of financial aid and would appreciate receiving any scholarships or financial grants.