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Scholarship Entrant: Olivia from White Lake, 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.
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I have always been passionate about fine arts. Ever since I was little, my dad would tell me to follow my passion of creating and worry about money later—“The money will come as long as you stay true to your dreams,” he would say. I knew I could make it as an artist with my dad by my side.
As I grew older, I realized that being a fine artist is too broad a topic. After being inspired countless times by animated movies over my years, I decided that I wanted to join in the creation of such masterpieces. My major is now unofficially animation.
My university does not offer an animation degree, so I have had to build my own curriculum to benefit my needs most. By taking classes through the screen arts and cultures school, the school of art and design, and the computer aided design engineering school I hope to have both the creative and technical prowess I need to make it in such a competitive field.
When I make it as a professional animator, my goal is to inspire young kids to follow their dreams. I can think of nothing more satisfying than just one person fulfilling their own goals because of a movie or show that I helped create. I want them to know that nothing should stop them from pursuing what makes them happiest. I want to be the inspiration for the next generation of creators that my father has been for me.

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