Changing the World, One Community at a Time

Scholarship Entrant: Andre from Huntersville, North Carolina
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 Andre: 106

When I was a sophomore in high school, my father enrolled in college to pursue an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. One Sunday, he needed to watch a documentary for class, and invited me to join him. Watching “Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons” changed my life. I was instantly intrigued with the human mind and, at that moment, I decided to pursue a career in Psychology so I could spend my life studying it. Not many people decide their passion so early on in life but I was different.
Ideally, I want to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology and work as a licensed clinical therapist. After obtaining my license, I will pursue a position at the Durham North Carolina Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and I will also volunteer my time at the Durham Homeless Shelter. Our country’s homeless and veterans desperately need as much assistance as possible. I am only one person, so I don’t know if I will be able to change the world as a whole but I want to try and I will start in my own community.

Vote for Andre: 106

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