Army Scholarship Essay

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I have always wanted to be a soldier in the United States Army. I liked the idea of serving of my country. I started at a young age trying to help my community. I volunteered to help at soup kitchens, do yard work for elderly or disabled people, and I joined the Boy Scouts and later on became a Junior leader and an Eagle Scout. This desire of helping others led me to enlist in the P.A. ARNG in March 2015. I enlisted with the intent of becoming an officer. I originally planned on going to Valley Forge Military College. I later on received the full ECP scholarship. This decision had changed when I was in B.C.T. at Fort Jackson SC. I had met with a cadet who had just finished his 3rd year at West Point. He loved it and after talking with him …show more content…

USMA eliminates the debt that comes with going to college. The only debt I want to be in is the debt I owe to my country. I also believe that I will grow to understand the Army values more than ever before. I am willing to do whatever it takes to become an officer and I want to do it at the best place possible. I wrote a check worth up to my life swearing in and I want to make that check worth it. Going to USMA will help me pursue my career in the army at the finest and be the best soldier I can be by allowing me to train every day for 4 years to become the best officer I can be. I also want to be able to say proudly that I went to West Point and be a part of West Point’s alumni. One of the biggest reasons I want to go to West Point is because it allows me to start my future the way I want to. It will prepare me to do so by setting me up to persevere as leader and guarantee that I will be an active duty officer in the Army. That is crucial because I want to be a full time soldier; I want my abilities as a soldier, my character traits as well as my leadership to speak volumes about myself and more importantly about what the education at USMA does for its

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