The Work of a Nation

Scholarship Entrant: Bri from Alcoa, TN
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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Every career that exists is important to the world: Scientists try to tell us what the world is and discover ways to improve life on it; Craftsmen, businessmen, and engineers manage and improve day to day functions; and Artists celebrate what makes life worth living. But none of this would be possible if basic needs – food, water, and shelter – were not met. In the short term, food and water are most important. This makes our farmers and water treatment plants indispensable. But in the long run, something must be in place to protect the people who sustain and enrich our lives. Unfortunately, in the modern world, shelter means not only housing but national defense. For this reason, my ideal carrier would have me highly involved in national defense as a SEAL or a CIA operative. These men and women protect the things and the people they love most at home, and they change the world by removing threats to peace in general.
For me, being a SEAL is more a dream than a reality. I have a minor disability and cannot meet the fitness standards, but I may work for the CIA – perhaps as an engineer or international lawyer. I will need to study either mathematics or history and political science. I will need to be skilled in public speaking, and should learn a few languages. As of now, I have enough dual-enrollment credits to be a sophomore. This scholarship would be a great help in continuing my head start.

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