War, What is it Good For?

Scholarship Entrant: melissa from Vero Beach, FL
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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In today’s society, we are constantly confronted with news about wars or violence happening within our nation and around the world. The unfortunate truth that follows these wars is that men and women are coming home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. PTSD is caused by seeing and experiencing traumatizing events which haunt veterans even years after military service. Sadly enough, there is no cure for this disorder and there are thousands of heroes coming home unable to relate to their families and friends, who wake up every night screaming, who can no longer enjoy activities without being triggered, and who are unable to erase horrifying images from their minds. Each and every veteran deserves happiness for their sacrifices in the war, and if I can achieve my goal of earning a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, allowing me to meet with victims of PTSD, working with them to help forget the horrors of war, I could wake up every morning knowing I was truly making a difference in the world.

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