Professional passion

Scholarship Entrant: David from Noblesville, Indiana
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 David: 9497

I’ve always wanted to wholeheartedly pursue a career in an area of personal interest. There’s no reason not to spend your life working with enthusiasm on something you love. For me that dream niche has been in engineering research. As a child I admired inventors for their creative prowess and their ability to revolutionize everyday life. I wanted to make a breakthrough discovery and help advance civilization into the next era. Now that I’m older I don’t dismiss those childhood fantasies as grandeur delusions, because I am certain I can make a difference! While maintaining industry processes or overseeing construction might be a more lucrative career path, I am determined to bring imagination to life. Presently, I’m devising methods of making air travel universally affordable. In order to give research investing institutions confidence I am crafting a professional image of reliability and experience. Some ongoing goals include: I currently am part of a research group at my university, I am taking extracurricular certificate courses through Stanford and MIT and I am completing a Bachelor’s Master’s Dual-Degree program. A few of my future goals involve: Turning in a competitive application for the Rolls Royce Aeronautics Research internship for the summer of 2015, submitting a thorough government grant proposal and assembling a team of like-minded engineers. Since I will have to balance work, research, and a 15 credit hour engineering course load, this scholarship could propel my research endeavors into a fruitful vortex of creation by eliminating the necessity of work.

Vote for David: 9497

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