Work Hard, Dream Big

Scholarship Entrant: Jessica from Shelby Township, MI
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 Jessica: 131

I want to go into a career field that is underpaid, underappreciated, and sometimes thankless. Why? Because every single day I will be making a difference, I will be giving people places to go, food to eat, clothes on their backs, and I will help people make better choices for themselves. And if you ask me, that’s priceless. When I grow up, I want to open up non-profit homeless shelters or soup kitchens, not just here in the United States, but worldwide.

I have already begun taking the steps to living out my life ambitions. I am enrolled at Ferris State University, where I am working on getting my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, as well as minors in Psychology, Sociology, and German. I try to volunteer every month at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter. I plan on studying abroad for a year, to learn more about international relations, as well as see first hand cultures other than my own. I plan on getting a second degree in International Relations, with a business minor. I know that with hard work, perseverance, and honesty, I can achieve my life dreams. I’m not in it for pay or a lavish lifestyle, I’m in it for the smile on someone’s face when they don’t have to sleep on a cold bench at night, for the genuine thank you I receive when giving someone a hot meal to eat, for the slight chance that someone’s life could improve because of my help.

Vote for Jessica: 131

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