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What does college mean to me? In one word it means success. This word success means so much to me, and it is something that I want to obtain. I have always loved school in fact, I was the one who would get emotional over not receiving an A. School has always been important to me, but I have been placed with obstacles that are making it harder for me to further my education. If given this scholarship I will have the opportunity to further my education, be able to provide for my children while being a good role model to them, and the number one thing is to succeed and finally be a success.

My education goals are to receive my Bachelors in Biology, and use my degree to get into Medical School. I have heard people say, “Medical School, don’t you think it’s too late for that.” To me if you are determined enough it is never too late to further your education in any field you want to pursue. I am determined and I want this more than anything I have ever wanted in my life. I know that I am capable of completing this task. I have attended Amarillo College before, and I was disappointed on how I performed that year. I was working 50+ hrs a week. I am a single full-time parent, and I was trying to go full time to school. My grades reflected how badly I was struggling. At the end of that year I thought how I can make it through school while insuring my children are taken care of. It has taken me this long to come back to school because I applied for government assistance such as HUD, medicade, food stamps, and any other program that would give me help. I am now unemployed and stay at home with my 2 children. I receive government assistance, and I am ready now to put everything that I have into my education. It doesn’t matter how long it ta...

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I know by my previous grades I may not be the most qualified now, but I am capable of your standards. Actually I am capable of higher than your standards for a scholarship. I need this help to be able to take care of my family and buy necessary school supplies. I also would like to take a few CLEP test, but they are expensive. Please give me the chance this year to show you how well I can perform. My grades right now are all in the 90’s, and they will stay that way. I will have a better chance of success if I can receive your assistance. Either way, I will finish my education and reach my goals of being a Doctor. I am all that my girls have right now and I want to do the best I can for their futures to be anything they could dream of. At Amarillo College I will succeed and get to the next level of my education were I need to be.
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