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Alexis Wilson

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My life goals are to finish college and become an Oncology Physician. My goal has always been to work in the medical field and me becoming a doctor was reinforced when I received shocking news that my father was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer in 2019. The feelings of emptiness consumed my inner being upon hearing the sad news. My father loss his battle to cancer April 3, 2021. I felt completely helpless and powerless, unable to prevent my father from passing away. I became frustrated and started to ponder if the turn of events would have been any different if I had better insight to what medical care had to offer. I vowed to become a competent doctor to better understand my father 's death, and to make a real impact on preventing others’ loved ones from passing away due to my lack of medical knowledge. I am determined to succeed. I am passionate about helping others. My fathers' diagnosis pushed me to strive for more. My dads medical bills piled up and I decided to get a job to help my mother out with the bills. I believe that I am a great candidate for this scholarship because of my hard work and dedication. Even in my family struggles due to my father diagnosis, I am graduating #4 in my class and maintained a GPA of 3.9.

Education

Amite County High School

High School
2016 - 2021

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biology, General
    • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
    • Medicine
    • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medical Practice

    • Dream career goals:

      Oncology

    • Health Coordinator

      Walmart
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Cashier

      Subway
      2020 – 20211 year

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Outback Trucking, LLC — Server
      2018 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      Quick Fast Solutions — Packaging Hygiene Bags
      2015 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Independent — Food Distributor
      2020 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Social Change Fund United Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a major part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched as my own was father robbed and shot as he was dropping me off at school. I was only 7 years old. Unfortunately, I am not the only family member to witness this type of gang violence and experience different adversities in underprivileged communities. My cousin recently passed after self-medicating and taking a synthetic Percocet that was laced with Fentanyl. After my aunt and uncle separated, it took an emotional toll on my older cousin. For privacy reasons, we'll call him "Ray". Ray decided to move in with his dad who lived in what we considered a "bad neighborhood". He moved from a suburban area and was forced to try to fit in with the kids in the neighborhood. This lead to him getting into some legal trouble and caused him to go to jail for a few years. He was only 16 years old. While in jail he was assaulted by the correctional officers, beaten by the inmates, and humiliated by his cellmate. My cousin was released from jail in January of 2021 at the age of 22. He confided in his mom and me and told us his struggles but refused help. Ray said that men don't need that type of help. For months Ray hid his struggles. Ray was a talented music artist and he absolutely loved his family. When in his presence, he made everyone happy and he "seemed" to be happy himself. Well, we were sadly mistaken. On Saturday, September 4, 2021, my cousin purchased a synthetic Percocet that ended his life within 1 hour. My aunt was confused and sadden that Ray decided to self-medicate and that she didn't notice the signs of depression. My goal is to educate black families in underprivileged communities about the importance of mental health, especially in black men. Unfortunately in black families mental health is overlooked or compared as a sign of "weakness". In my education process, I want to educate these families on how to uncover the signs and how to respond to their loved ones. I want to advocate for my cousin the best way I know-how. I've decided to double major in psychology at Louisiana State University. I want to provide free mental health screening and services to the black community. I want to teach different methods of coping without the use of medicine, by providing services such as one on one counseling, group counseling, team building vacations, life coaching sessions, yoga classes along with meditation classes as well. The objective is to let them know that the way they feel is perfectly normal and they're not alone. Along with making the community aware of mental health, I also want to make them aware of the drugs people are using to cope or erase the pain temporarily. Sometimes noticing drug use can help you realize that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Once we get to the root of the problem, we can address the issues of social justice. I truly believe that mental health and social justice go hand in hand. Recognizing that in underprivileged communities mental health issues go undiagnosed and causes the social injustice. With my assistance and advocacy of mental health, we tackle an issue that is deep-rooted in the black communities.
    MedLuxe Representation Matters Scholarship
    My personal goal is to become an Oncologist. I've always wanted to work in the Healthcare Industry and recent events inspired me to do so. January 2019 my father was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. A year prior to his diagnosis he had been complaining of pain in his left leg and hip. After enduring this pain for a year he finally went to the doctor and found out his was broken and he was in need of a hip replacement. My father had no trauma that would've caused a broken hip. Two days later we got the devastating news that cancer was culprit. I believe that my fathers' diagnosis went unnoticed for so long due to the lack of education about cancer in the Black Community. Black men are taught to endure pain and still keep pushing. All the red flags were there and we just didn't catch it soon enough. My father went through the process of chemotherapy. This made him so weak. The doctors eventually told our family they could only make him comfortable and there was nothing else they could do. April 3, 2021, my father lost his battle to cancer. My father is my best-friend and he passed away right before my senior prom and graduation. I lost all hope and became depressed. Then I remembered our last conversations. He told me to keep pushing forward and to make him proud. My father wanted me to become the first college graduate in our family and to become the first doctor in our family as well. I plan to do just that! Once I become a doctor, I plan on opening up my own practice in an under privileged community. I want to educate minority communities about the importance of yearly screenings, especially men. My plan is to educate them on how to not ignore the "red flags" and to know that it perfectly fine to be healthy. I am also aware that in this communities that finances and not having health insurance is another major reason why many of them don't get yearly screenings. I want to fix that by providing free services to those who need them. I firmly believe that with free health screening and free educational services that this can slow down the cancer rates in under privileged and minority communities. My plan is to use my personal experience and guide families to a healthy prosperous life.
    Rho Brooks Women in STEM Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherish-able memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. This news devastated me. After a few treatments, my father seemed to be doing better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I had never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. There are millions of other families that must sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way. Due to my father’s passing the financial responsibility has fallen on my mother. She is a single parent of 3 and lacks the resources to be able to pay for college. This discouraged me a bit, but I know my father wouldn't be happy with me giving up. It's like I can hear his voice motivating me to do all I can to make it to the finish line! My goal is to become an Oncologist and open a practice in under privileged communities. In that practice, I will provide free cancer screening and counseling services to assist families in need. I know this is what my father will want.
    Mark Caldwell Memorial STEM/STEAM Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I had never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others must sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way. Due to my father’s passing the financial responsibility has fallen on my mother. She is a single parent of 3 and lacks the resources to be able to pay for college. While I have been accepted into an Elite school, paying for it has become an issue that we did not realize we would have to face. This discouraged me and made me feel as if I will be another statistic. I know that my future will be vastly different because I no longer have my father here to encourage me. I have found an inner voice that is telling me to never give up! My goal is to become an Oncologist, open a practice in under privileged communities. In that practice, I will provide free cancer screening and counseling services to assist families in need. I know this is what my father will want.
    Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherish-able memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I had never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others must sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way. Due to my father’s passing the financial responsibility has fallen on my mother. She is a single parent of 3 and lacks the resources to be able to pay for college. While I have been accepted into an Elite school, paying for it has become an issue that we did not realize we would have to face. This discouraged me and made me feel as if I will be another statistic. I know that my future will be vastly different because I no longer have my father here to encourage me. I have found an inner voice that is telling me to never give up! My goal is to become an Oncologist, open a practice in under privileged communities. In that practice, I will provide free cancer screening and counseling services to assist families in need. I know this is what my father will want.
    SkipSchool Scholarship
    Jhene Aiko is one of my favorite artist. Jhene Aiko's musical style is associated with a new wave of music that is a mixture of R&B, indie pop and neo soul. Her voice has been described as “soft and sultry,” “gentle pop-tinged vocals,” “sensually sweet,” “she sings and raps in an ethereal voice so gentle it can seem childlike.” Her melodies are peaceful and soothing as she sings about her life experiences that other may relate to.
    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way. I eventually want to open my own practice and provide cancer screening along with counseling to under privileged families.
    WCEJ Thornton Foundation Low-Income Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way. My greatest achievement will be completing high school and attending college. My goal is to make my parents proud and even though my father has passed away, I am still striving to do what he has taught me to do and that is be GREAT!
    Imagine Dragons Origins Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way.
    First-Gen in Health & Medicine Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way.
    Mirajur Rahman Perseverance Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way.
    Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way. Eventually I will like to open my own practice and provide free cancer screening to under privileged communities.
    Teen Entrepreneur Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way. Eventually I will like to open my own practice and give back to under privileged communities by providing free cancer exams.
    Undiscovered Brilliance Scholarship for African-Americans
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherishable memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way.
    Normandie Cormier Greater is Now Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. I've been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly approaching, and I would like to have it paid for independently. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way.
    Brandon Zylstra Road Less Traveled Scholarship
    Growing up in Chicago has played a big part in who I am today. I witnessed a lot of gang violence during my early childhood and even watched my own father get shot. Due to my parent’s working schedules, I had to be self-dependent from an incredibly young age. Life became even more difficult after they split up. I moved to a different state almost every year after that and never really found a sense of belonging wherever I went. It was difficult having to constantly build new bonds only to pack up and leave them behind soon after. We began to settle down in 2013 when I moved to Hattiesburg and again in 2016 when I moved to Liberty. In each town, I have made some of my most cherish-able memories and formed bonds that are now imperishable. I have been going to Amite County High School since the 8th grade, and since then I have made an exemplary name for myself. I am part of the ACT 20 and above club, treasurer of the Health Occupations Students of America, senior class, and Beta Club. I have hope of joining various organizations and holding several leadership positions in college as well. I will graduate with high honors in the top 10% percent of my class. AP classes are not available, but I have taken several dual enrollment courses. My future is my priority right now, so I take advantage of every resource made available to me all while maintaining a healthy and balanced social life. Outside of school, I am assistant manager at my local Subway. I am consistently punctual to work, I take direction well, and I work efficiently and effectively. I often come in early even when called at last minute, and I will not hesitate to fill in for someone else’s shift when others call in. College is slowly creeping up on me, and I would like to have it paid for by any means necessary. It is important that my parents do not have to worry about expenses, nor do I want to turn to student loans, so I am constantly saving money from work as well as persistently applying for scholarships. I do not mind working- especially when I have my eyes set on a goal. Even though I thrived in school and at work, I was unsure of what profession I wanted to go into until last year. I had just arrived home when my mother broke the news to me that my dad had been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. I had an anxiety attack upon finding out and cried hysterically. He got better, but the chemo stopped working and the cancer came back stronger. I’d never been more terrified in my life. I could not possibly imagine losing my father which was reason enough to become a doctor. My dad eventually lost his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Thousands of others have to sit back and watch in agony as their loved ones die from the disease. The pain I felt simply from being informed about his diagnosis inspired me to want to go into the medical field not only to help others get better, but to comfort family and close friends along the way.