One Step at a Time

Scholarship Entrant: Gerardo from New Haven, Connecticut
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 don’t expect what I do in the future to change the world, at least not in the grandiose sense we all wish we could change the world. I just want to be happy.What I love most? My family. The motivation behind my studies is not only the innate curiosity that I’ve always had about the world and how it works, which appeals to the scientifically probing nerd that I am, but to ensure financial stability for my mother in the future, who takes care of my little brother and sister at home.

The game plan goes like this: Complete my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science, and then… who knows. I can work for a few years for an engineering firm and make a good amount of money working on some cool stuff I love, whether it’s designing rockets that explore the boundless universe or creating computer applications that make the lives of the everyday person a little easier. I might start my own company if I think I have a good enough idea. But I’m not too worried about that. For now. I don’t think that’s the main point now, at least because it’s not the first point I need to address.

Right now, I want to focus on the studies that will one day allow me to improve the quality of life to those nearest to me. I just want to create a ripple, dip my toes into the ocean of a world we have out there. And if I can do that by alleviating the financial burden of $2000 that my mom and I have right now, that would allow me to take the next step, in at least starting to change the world.

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