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Adriana Martinez-Chavez

815

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Finalist

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Winner

Bio

Hello! As a candidate, I am driven by my passion for Psychology. I have always been fascinated by the complexities of the human mind and behavior, and I am determined to use my knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in people's lives. Through my studies and experiences, I have developed a strong understanding of human behavior and am able to empathize with others. This has also allowed me to develop strong communication and problem-solving skills, making me a great candidate for any scholarship. Additionally, my determination to achieve my life goal of traveling to every continent and using my experiences to help the homeless in my community showcases my dedication and drive to make a difference in the world. I am confident that I have the qualities and determination to excel in any scholarship opportunity and make a meaningful contribution to society. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! :)

Education

Toppenish High School

High School
2020 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Psychology, General
    • Research and Experimental Psychology
    • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
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  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Mental Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      To become a licensed clinical psychologist. I aim to provide comprehensive support and therapy to individuals struggling with mental health issues, advocating for greater mental health awareness and destigmatization.

      Sports

      Volleyball

      Junior Varsity
      2019 - 20201 year

      Arts

      • Toppenish High School - Chamber Choir

        Music
        2023 – Present
      • Toppenish High School - Symphonic/Treble Choir

        Music
        2021 – 2023
      • Toppenish High School - Concert Choir

        Music
        2020 – 2021

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Toy Train Station - Northern Pacific Railway Museum ToppenishI brought holiday cheer and safety to visitors at Christmas, shared safety rules, served treats, used my Spanish to welcome families, assisted Santa, and organized a scavenger hunt for a memorable event.
        2022 – 2023
      • Volunteering

        VBS Toppenish SDA Church I oversaw child safety, taught Bible stories, managed activity transitions, and helped with snacks at a church event to create a fun, educational setting for kids.
        2023 – 2023

      Future Interests

      Advocacy

      Politics

      Volunteering

      Philanthropy

      Resilient Scholar Award
      Winner
      I was born in the small town of Toppenish, Washington, and from a young age, I experienced frequent moves between schools and houses. Eventually, I settled in Toppenish and it has become my home. However, my childhood was not without its challenges. When I was younger, 3-4 years old, I almost got diagnosed with Autism because I couldn't talk, especially since I was shy. I would try to speak, but all that would come out was gibberish. This frustrated and misunderstood me, as I struggled to communicate with those around me. Thankfully, my mother took me to a Hearing & Speech Center where they told her I could talk with time. This experience taught me the value of perseverance and never giving up, even when faced with obstacles. I am the only child from my mother's side, and she has played the role of both a mother and a father in my life. While my father hasn't been around, my mother works hard to support our small family. Growing up in a low-income household, my mother works in the fields. She wakes up at 3 am to make her lunch, goes to work at 5 am, and arrives home at 7 pm exhausted, especially during the hot sun. She pays rent and sacrifices herself to provide for our family. Seeing her hard work and determination has instilled in me a strong work ethic and the importance of never taking anything for granted. One of my greatest passions is music, specifically singing. I have been a part of the Chamber Choir at my high school for four years, allowing me to express myself and connect with others through music. Being a part of this choir has improved my vocal skills and taught me the value of teamwork and collaboration. We work together to create beautiful harmonies and performances, and it has taught me the importance of supporting and uplifting others. An accomplishment that has led to a new understanding of myself and others was when I joined a community service project to help organize a toy train Christmas event. It was such a magical experience. Seeing the joy on the faces of families and children as they got to meet Santa, ride the train, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate was truly heartwarming. We also organized a scavenger hunt, which added an extra layer of excitement and fun. It made me realize the importance of creating special moments for others and the impact that small gestures can have on bringing happiness to people's lives during the holiday season. This experience also taught me the power of community and coming together to make a positive difference in the world. Lastly, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the person who established this scholarship for students from single-parent households, including myself. As a first-generation student, I've faced numerous obstacles while pursuing my education. This scholarship would not only relieve my family's expenses but also allow me to continue my education at a four-year university. I am determined to take advantage of this opportunity and use it to advance my education and achieve my goals. Thank you so much for your time and consideration; it means the world to me.