Starting Early

Scholarship Entrant: Aimee from Homestead, PENNSYLVANIA
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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High school was not the prime of my life. I had many problems that I thought I nor anyone else could fix. I often believed the world was crumbling down around me, that I would fail in everything I ever pursued; I felt like I had no hope of being anything great. It was then that a school counselor came into my life, made me feel better about everything, and completely inspired me to do something great with my life. In short, I want to be like her.

My college career will comprise of me chasing a psychology degree, obtaining it, becoming a high school counselor just as she was. There are so many people that age who are in such a bad place, thinking they can’t do anything, surrounded by peer pressure and the pressure of their families to do the things that they think they should do. It’s stressful; depression is common. I was in that place once. I know what that feels like. I know I’m not the only one who’s felt that way.

I want to help those people. I want to become a counselor in a school, become a rock for those kids who need it, become someone they can look up to, become someone who can make them believe in themselves, make them want to be something great. No matter how long it takes, someday during my career, I want someone to look at me and say, “Because of you, I never gave up.”

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