Language of the Human Spirit

Scholarship Entrant: Chance from Chino, Ca
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.
Vote for Chance: 5

One of the few consistent things in my life has been music. No matter where I’ve been, or who I’ve been with, there has always been music. Whether I was struggling financially when I was ten, or battling grief when I was 13, music was always there to lift my spirits. Now, at age 18, I’m faced with one of the most frightening, exciting, and exhilarating experiences I will ever have: I will be attending college. And despite the cost to attend, I hope to pursue music as a major and as a career. I hope that in the future, I’ll be able to perform in front of others, and, with music, help them through their troubles, just as it has helped me with mine.
Others have told me that pursuing music as a career is not the best route to go financially, and I realize that. There are many more high-paying jobs that ensure financial stability, which has always been important to me. However, I would rather choose to do something that makes me truly happy than to go another route simply because it pays more. I hope to graduate in four years with a major in music, and after that, I plan on becoming involved in the performance industry, because music is a form of art that speaks to the soul. In my opinion, music is the language of the human spirit, because nothing can make us happier, make us cry more, make us laugh more, than music.

Vote for Chance: 5

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