Why I should be considered for a scholarship
I’ve been employed at Emeritus Senior Living since April of 2013. I have grown to very much adore the elderly. When I was a little kid and I went to visit family in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living homes I hated it. I hated the smell, the feel, and how everyone seemed so miserable, so when I got the job at Emeritus as a kitchen helper, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel. I didn’t know how to socialize with them, but then it just became so easy. The residents became family that I never had.
So then I knew what kind of career I wanted to pursue. My future plans include attending Washington State Community College for a year and maintaining a 2. 0 or higher GPA and then transferring to Kent State University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Home Administration. I chose this career because I want to work with the elderly without having to deal with blood or medicine. I wanted to choose a career that I’d enjoy doing for the rest of my life. But why Kent State?
I chose Kent State University because Kent is one of the few schools in Ohio that have the Nursing Home Administration program. Upon completion of the program, I will be eligible to sit for the national exam offered through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards and the state exam offered by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long-term Services & Supports. Unfortunately, my post-secondary study won’t necessarily contribute to these goals.
My father is a computer programmer, and I always wanted to be like him so I joined Computer Graphics. However, since my career goals have changed Computer Graphics doesn’t help me as much in my future. The Washington County Career Center itself, though, has helped me a lot. With a fresh start in a new school, I was able to transform into an A student. I joined every club possible, I participated in school activities, I focused on my school work, and I have succeed here.
The teachers and staff were people I could look up to and rely on. I believe I should be seriously considered for this Scholarship because I have the motivation, interest, and desire to succeed. My father has always preached to get an education to better myself, so I don’t have to struggle like he did. I want to make my parents and family very proud. I believe I am a very strong candidate for this. I appreciate life and this opportunity every day!