I would like to pursue a career in the field of biology at St. Joseph’s University. I am not sure what specific field of biology I would like to delve into, but hopefully through my education at St. Joseph’s, I will be able to decide. After my secondary schooling, I hope to find a job in the field that I decide to major in and eventually get married and start a family.
I have made distinguished honor roll every marking period throughout high school. This means that I had a grade average of A- or better in all of my classes. Also, I scored a 1390 on the SATs.
During my junior year, I took calculus for the first time. I had heard it was difficult to grasp, but I felt confident I would succeed. The year started and I already had trouble understanding some of the simplest concepts! I struggled most of the year, but towards the end of the year my grades started to improve. It was then time for the AP test in May. I was aiming for a three out of five; I thought the test would be very difficult. After all, it was on all the subjects we had covered (and I had struggled with) the whole year. I took the test and I wasn’t very confident coming out of it. I was unsure if I would get a three. During the summer, I received the results in the mail. I held my breath as I opened the letter, and to my astonishment I had earned a five! After the arduous year, I had actually excelled at the subject I struggled with. I knew then that I could succeed in any of my endeavors, no matter how difficult they seem.
I am qualified for this award because I have a strong work habit and I am very focused on my goals. I never give up and I try my best at everything I do. Even during difficult times, I persist and achieve whatever I set out to do. I know that I will succeed at the collegiate level and achieve all my life goals. For these reasons, I believe I would be an excellent recipient of the Krapf’s School Bus Scholarship.