A Big Heart

Scholarship Entrant: Carrie from Grand Rapids, MN
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 Carrie: 12

I have a big heart. It is strong and powerful, and at the same time, it is vulnerable. My vulnerability is human kind. I have a passion for people, my family, and my community. If someone asks for help, I will be there. I give my word, and I refuse to break my promises.
I am currently very active in my community. I volunteer at my children’s elementary school, the only homeless shelter in my county, my local United Way, and my church. I spend a few days most weeks of a month in lending a hand and serving the people within my community. I believe that a serving heart will help to strengthen the bond that ties communities together, and I want to be a living example of what I believe.
If I was able to get paid for doing what I love most, I would be able to give up any traditional job where I am not happy, and be able to spend all my time advocating a stronger community through actions of service. I would be able to spend more time at any of the organizations, be able to start up a foundation that partner with local retailers to non-profits that serve my community, and be a mentor and example to the youth.
My big heart would start a chain reaction. I would start small, and with time, become a changing voice within my community, by region, and hopefully my philosophy with flow throughout the world.

Vote for Carrie: 12

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