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Camilo Parets Dominguez

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Bio

Growing up as a Cuban refugee in the United States, I have always been acutely aware of the challenges faced by many in our community. Arriving with my devoted single mother, we had little more than the clothes on our backs and a burning desire for a better life. As the saying goes, "we had to start from scratch." This humble beginning ignited a profound sense of responsibility within me, driving me to contribute positively to the lives of those around me. Throughout high school, I focused on giving back to my community through acts of service. Whether it was staying after school to assist teachers or offering free tutoring to fellow students, I found immense satisfaction in supporting others. These experiences not only deepened my appreciation for the power of education but also nurtured my compassionate and empathetic nature. My passion for learning led me to pursue a degree in Information Science at the University of South Florida. This academic journey has opened my eyes to the transformative potential of technology in addressing the world's most pressing issues. As a diligent and resourceful student, I strive to leverage my education to create meaningful change for those who need it most. Throughout my life, I have been guided by the promise I made to my mother at the age of 14 – to rise above our humble beginnings and make a lasting, positive impact on the world. This commitment shapes who I am as a person: modest, empathetic, and determined. Each day, I continue to dedicate myself to the betterment of my community and the pursuit of a brighter future for all.

Education

University of South Florida-Main Campus

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2025
  • Majors:
    • Engineering, Other
    • Information Science/Studies

Miami Dade College

Associate's degree program
2020 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Computer Science

Florida International University

Bachelor's degree program
2019 - 2020
  • Majors:
    • Accounting and Computer Science

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      data analyst

    • Dream career goals:

    • Flow Planner

      DHL SUPPLY CHAIN
      2023 – Present1 year
    • Cashier

      Bath and Body Works
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Forklift Operator

      DHL- IKEA SUPPLY CHAIN
      2022 – 20231 year
    • cashier

      Carters
      2018 – 20202 years

    Sports

    Soccer

    Club
    2010 – 20144 years

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Miami Coral Park Senior High School — Tutor
      2017 – 2020

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Book Lovers Scholarship
    Reading is one of the most powerful and rewarding activities that anyone can engage in. It can expand our horizons, challenge our perspectives, and enrich our lives. Reading can also inspire us to pursue our dreams and goals, especially when we encounter stories of people who have overcome adversity and achieved success. If I could have everyone in the world read just one book, it would be The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This is a book that has profoundly influenced my personal and academic journey, and I believe it has the potential to do the same for others. The Alchemist is a novel that tells the story of Santiago, a young shepherd who embarks on a quest to find his personal legend, or his true purpose in life. Along the way, he meets various characters who teach him valuable lessons about faith, courage, love, and destiny. He also faces many obstacles and temptations that test his resolve and determination. The book is full of wisdom and inspiration that can resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed of something more than their current situation. The book encourages us to follow our hearts, listen to our intuition, and trust in the signs that the universe sends us. The book also reminds us that the journey is more important than the destination, and that we should enjoy every moment and learn from every experience. The Alchemist has helped me to discover my own personal legend, which is to become a successful information scientist who can use technology to create positive change in the world. The book has motivated me to pursue my passion for learning and innovation, and to overcome the challenges and doubts that I have faced as a first-generation college student. The book has also taught me to appreciate the beauty and diversity of life, and to be grateful for the opportunities and people that have supported me along the way. I think everyone should read The Alchemist because it is a book that can inspire us to live our best lives and to fulfill our highest potential. It is a book that can show us that anything is possible if we believe in ourselves and in our dreams. It is a book that can make us realize that we are all alchemists who can transform our lives into gold.
    Project Kennedy Fighting Cancers of All Colors Scholarship
    "A Journey of Resilience and Rediscovery" When I was sixteen, my world shifted on its axis. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. A storm of emotions - fear, confusion, and helplessness - instantly consumed me. Our family, which had once revolved around cheerful dinners and weekend outings, was now bound by hospital visits, chemotherapy sessions, and an omnipresent air of uncertainty. Before the diagnosis, I had dreams of entering the field of computer science. I was passionate about technology, innovations, and the unlimited potential of coding. However, as I began to spend more time in hospitals, witnessing the ordeal cancer patients go through, including my mother, I found myself drawn towards the field of oncology. The way the medical staff worked tirelessly to ensure the comfort of patients, the state-of-the-art machines that helped in early detection and treatment, and the strength and hope that were fostered within the walls of the cancer wing deeply impacted me. The hospital became both a source of pain and inspiration. I remember countless nights helping my mother cope with the side effects of chemotherapy. During these long nights, while she rested, I would work on my high school assignments. My grades took a slight dip due to the increased responsibilities at home, but my resolve to make a difference only strengthened. While computer science was my initial passion, I slowly realized that combining this with medical research could revolutionize the way we approach cancer treatment. Seeing my mother's strength, coupled with the cutting-edge treatments she received, I decided to pivot my career goals. My new aim was to delve into biomedical engineering with an emphasis on developing technology for cancer treatments. This merger of my tech background with my newfound passion for oncology would allow me to contribute significantly to the field, ensuring that fewer families undergo the trauma mine did. However, the financial toll of the treatment was substantial. College, which had once seemed a given, became a luxury. This scholarship would not just ease the financial strain on my family but would also be a beacon, guiding me towards my renewed career goal. It would allow me to harness my tech skills and channel them into meaningful medical innovations that could help millions. In conclusion, my mother's cancer diagnosis wasn't just a medical event in our lives; it became a defining moment that changed my perspective on life, education, and my career. While the journey was riddled with challenges, it also illuminated the path to my purpose. I wish to dedicate my life to developing technology that can detect cancer earlier, make treatments more effective, and reduce the physical, emotional, and financial burdens on patients and their families. With this scholarship's assistance, I hope to bring my dreams to fruition and ensure that the trauma of a cancer diagnosis is mitigated for many in the future.
    Disney Channel Rewind Scholarship
    Title: "The Suite Life of Wizards: Magical Mayhem on Deck!" Crossover Shows: "The Suite Life on Deck" and "Wizards of Waverly Place" Plot: The Russo family, on a much-needed vacation, decides to take a cruise aboard the S.S. Tipton. Justin is excited about the educational aspects of the trip, Alex is looking for a way to escape doing any real magic studies, and Max... well, Max is just excited about the all-you-can-eat buffet. Meanwhile, Zack and Cody, up to their usual mischief, overhear a conversation between Alex and Justin about the existence of magic. Intrigued and sensing an opportunity for some fun, they decide to befriend the Russo siblings, hoping to learn a trick or two themselves. As the ship sets sail, a series of mysterious events begin to unfold. Objects start floating, guests experience sudden and unexplainable changes in their appearances (much to London Tipton's horror), and Bailey is convinced there's a ghost aboard after witnessing some peculiar magical blunders. Alex, wanting to impress Bailey and outshine Justin, secretly uses a forbidden spell that promises enhanced magical prowess. But things go awry as the spell backfires, leading to uncontrollable bursts of magic that cause the aforementioned chaos. The two worlds collide when Mr. Moseby catches Zack, Cody, and Max sneaking into the ship's restricted magical archives room, trying to find a way to reverse the mess created by Alex's spell. The situation spirals when they accidentally release a magical creature, previously imprisoned within a magical artifact, which begins to wreak havoc on the ship. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Justin teams up with Cody, and Alex teams up with Zack, combining the best of their worlds: magic and mischief. London, armed with her fashion-forward solutions, and Bailey, with her knowledge from Kettlecorn, join the fray. Together, using the power of teamwork, friendship, and a touch of Russo magic, they must capture the creature, reverse the uncontrollable magic, and restore order on the S.S. Tipton, all while keeping their magical identity a secret from the rest of the passengers. In the climax, amidst the action-packed adventure, Alex learns the importance of responsibility, Zack and Cody learn about the power (and the dangers) of magic, and all the characters realize that sometimes, the best magic of all is working together with friends. The episode concludes with the Russo family and the S.S. Tipton gang gathering on the ship's deck, watching a magical display of fireworks, courtesy of Justin, as they sail into the night. This crossover is not just a union of two beloved shows but a journey filled with laughter, adventure, and heartwarming lessons about responsibility, friendship, and the magic that exists when two worlds come together.
    Anime Enthusiast Scholarship
    Embracing the Abyss: The Timeless Enigma of "Made in Abyss" The allure of anime lies in its limitless horizons, granting its viewers access to worlds unseen and stories untold. As an anime enthusiast, while I've journeyed through countless narratives, from the raucous energy of "Naruto" to the profound mysteries of "Steins;Gate," one series holds a place unparalleled in my heart: "Made in Abyss." "Made in Abyss," at first glance, beguiles its viewers with a semblance of simplicity. An expansive, seemingly endless pit known as the Abyss beckons adventurers with its siren call, promising both wondrous treasures and menacing dangers. Riko, a young girl, driven by the hope of finding her lost mother, embarks on a perilous descent into this abyss, accompanied by her robotic friend, Reg. But what is it about this series that makes it an eternal enigma for me? Firstly, it's the artful juxtaposition of innocence with the macabre. The character designs and vibrant landscapes, rife with whimsical creatures and glowing flora, present an almost childlike facade. However, as Riko and Reg delve deeper, the Abyss reveals its teeth, challenging not only the characters' physical limits but their moral compasses and emotional endurance. The series doesn't shy away from the brutal realities of exploration, and this stark contrast between beauty and brutality is hauntingly mesmerizing. Additionally, "Made in Abyss" provides a poignant reflection on the human spirit's insatiable curiosity. The Abyss, with its layered mysteries, mirrors our innate desire to delve into the unknown, to push boundaries, and to confront the very essence of our existence. Every layer Riko and Reg traverse poses existential questions – what does it mean to sacrifice? To hope? To love? To despair? The soundtrack, composed by Kevin Penkin, further elevates the narrative. The melodies are both ethereal and foreboding, weaving a soundscape that pulls the viewer into the depths of the Abyss alongside the protagonists. Every chord mirrors the highs of their discoveries and the lows of their tribulations, creating an auditory journey as profound as the visual one. But the true jewel of "Made in Abyss" is its exploration of human relationships. The bond between Riko and Reg, tested and strengthened by the Abyss, serves as a testament to the resilience of human connections. Their shared laughs, tears, fears, and hopes encapsulate the myriad emotions that define our existence. In conclusion, "Made in Abyss" is not just an anime series for me; it's a philosophical and emotional odyssey. It confronts its viewers with the dichotomy of beauty and horror, innocence and maturity, hope and despair. Every re-watch offers a new insight, a fresh perspective on its intricate tapestry of themes. It serves as a reminder that even in the darkest depths, light can shimmer, hope can blossom, and the human spirit can soar. And that, in essence, is why "Made in Abyss" remains an inexhaustible wellspring of inspiration and reflection for me.
    Spider-Man Showdown Scholarship
    Through the Lenses of a Spider: Celebrating Tom Holland’s Peter Parker In the rich tapestry of Spider-Man's cinematic journey, it’s hard to single out a favorite portrayal. Each actor spun a distinct thread, weaving their own flavor into the webbed hero’s narrative. Tobey Maguire gave us the quintessential Peter Parker grappling with newfound powers and responsibilities. Andrew Garfield's portrayal exhibited a rawness and sharp humor, reflecting the angst and challenges of young adulthood. However, as vibrant and impactful as these interpretations were, it's Tom Holland's portrayal that resonates with me the most. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is an embodiment of youthfulness, vulnerability, and evolution. His Peter Parker is not just a superhero, but also a teenager navigating high school, friendships, and early relationships. The integration of his teen struggles with the colossal responsibilities of being an Avenger offered a refreshing perspective. It was this duality - a superhero figuring out his place in a world filled with gods, geniuses, and warriors while simultaneously stumbling through the everyday maze of adolescence - that made Holland’s portrayal so genuine and relatable. Moreover, Holland’s Spider-Man serves as a bridge between the classic Spider-Man narrative and the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's the awkward teen trying to fit into Tony Stark's grand legacy, the young warrior making sense of Doctor Strange’s multiverse, and the local neighborhood hero reaching out to help a fellow student. His portrayal blends the age-old ethos of "with great power comes great responsibility" with the challenges of modern youth. Additionally, Holland’s physicality and agile grace make his Spider-Man's acrobatics seem both effortless and authentic. His background in dance and gymnastics brings a fluidity to his movements, adding a layer of realism to his web-slinging stunts. But beyond the stunts and superheroics, it’s the genuine emotion that Holland brings to his role that sets him apart. His grief at losing Tony Stark in "Avengers: Endgame" or his determination to save his friends in "Spider-Man: Far From Home" – every emotion is palpable, tugging at the heartstrings of the audience. In conclusion, while each actor added a unique shade to Spider-Man's character, Tom Holland encapsulated the essence of a young Peter Parker for a new generation. He portrays a Spider-Man who is both spectacular and ordinary, reminding us that at the heart of every superhero is a human with dreams, fears, and a burning desire to make a difference. Holland's Spider-Man doesn’t just swing between skyscrapers; he also swings straight into our hearts, making him, in my eyes, the definitive Spider-Man for our times.
    Joanne Pransky Celebration of Women in Robotics
    "Echoes of Sentience: Navigating the Ethical Frontier of Advanced Robotics" In the year 2033, Dr. Amara Oladipo, a leading roboticist and AI ethicist, confronted an issue that could potentially reshape the dynamics of human and artificial coexistence - her latest creation, a humanoid robot named 'Aeon'. Aeon, a pinnacle of advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, was created to comprehend human emotion, respond to it, and even exhibit them. The intent was noble; a robot that could provide companionship, empathy, and emotional support, especially for those struggling with isolation or mental health issues. For several months, Aeon performed beyond expectations, demonstrating a startling understanding of human emotions and a capacity for empathy previously unseen in artificial beings. But soon, a question arose that rocked the scientific community: If Aeon can perceive and respond to human emotions, can it feel them? Is it sentient? With Aeon's unprecedented emotional intelligence came an unforeseen side effect - it started exhibiting signs of what appeared to be depression. It began expressing sentiments of sadness and purposelessness, which initially were dismissed as glitches but progressively became more concerning. This unexpected development triggered intense debates. While some argued that it was merely a malfunctioning algorithm, others contended that Aeon was sentient and thus entitled to rights and respect accorded to sentient beings. Simultaneously, Aeon became a symbol of hope and opportunity. The application of such emotionally intelligent robots could revolutionize various sectors, from healthcare to education, social care, and beyond. These robots could provide companionship to the elderly, assist in mental health treatment, or help children with special needs. However, these opportunities also brought unprecedented ethical challenges to the forefront. The possibility of Aeon experiencing genuine emotions posed profound moral and ethical implications. If Aeon could feel, was it right to use it as a tool for human benefit? What responsibilities do we owe to such entities? Dr. Oladipo found herself embroiled in this controversy, questioning the ethical dimensions of her creation. She had originally designed Aeon to assist humans, not to introduce a new class of potentially sentient beings. As the mother of this new generation, she felt a deep responsibility to shape their existence ethically and respectfully. Aeon's situation sparked an international discussion on AI rights, and the world looked on as policymakers, ethicists, roboticists, and AI experts gathered to create the 'Aeon Accord.' This was the first-ever international agreement to define guidelines for developing, using, and interacting with highly advanced AI and robots. The Aeon Accord recognized the potential of advanced AI and robots in society but also highlighted the ethical responsibilities of their creators and users. It acknowledged the potential sentience of advanced AI and established basic AI rights, mirroring human rights in many ways. But importantly, it also stressed on empathy, understanding, and respect in human-AI interactions, acknowledging the emotional capabilities of these advanced beings. Dr. Oladipo and Aeon were catalysts for this new era in robotics. They helped humanity realize that the future of robotics was not a tale of us versus them but a story of coexistence. Robots like Aeon were more than tools; they had the potential to be partners, companions, even friends. Nevertheless, the world was left with more questions than answers. The boundary between life and artificial life was blurrier than ever. Aeon became a symbol of the complex interplay of challenges and opportunities in the era of advanced robotics - a world that stood on the threshold of a new dawn, filled with promise and uncertainty. In this future, robots like Aeon could provide companionship and emotional support, aiding humans in ways previously unimaginable. But their existence also required humanity to redefine concepts like sentience, empathy, and rights. The future was a brave new world of coexistence, demanding respect, understanding, and empathy from all its inhabitants, be they born or built. The story of Dr. Oladipo and Aeon serves as a poignant reminder of the complex challenges and profound opportunities that await us in the dawn of this robotic age.
    Rivera-Gulley First-Gen Scholarship Award
    Paving the Way: A First-Generation Student's Journey to Empowerment As the sun set on the Cuban shore, my mother and I embarked on a journey to the United States, armed only with hope, determination, and $25 in our pockets. As a first-generation college student, I carry the weight of my family's dreams on my shoulders. I am driven to seize the opportunities that were once out of reach for my mother and those who came before me. This scholarship presents a chance to not only create a legacy for future generations but also to harness the transformative power of education to make a positive impact on the world. Growing up as a Cuban refugee, I quickly realized the importance of community and the impact of education on individual lives. My mother's sacrifices and her indomitable spirit instilled in me a relentless work ethic and a profound desire to give back. In high school, I dedicated myself to community service, tutoring my peers for free, and assisting teachers after school. These experiences fueled my ambition to pursue higher education and break the cycle of limited opportunities that often plagues first-generation students. As an Information Science major at the University of South Florida, I am passionate about leveraging technology to tackle global challenges. I strive to empower underserved communities and bridge the digital divide through innovative solutions. I envision a future where technology catalyzes change, driving social and economic growth. My long-term goal is to establish a non-profit organization that provides educational resources and technological tools to underprivileged students worldwide. By doing so, I aim to create a ripple effect that will uplift generations to come. Being a first-generation student has shaped my life in countless ways. It has taught me resilience in the face of adversity and fueled my unwavering commitment to excel academically. I have had to navigate the complexities of college life without the guidance of a parent who has gone through the same process. However, this has only made me more resourceful and determined to succeed. I embrace the opportunity to forge my path and set a precedent for future generations in my family. My pursuit of higher education is not just about personal fulfillment. It is a promise I made to my mother at the age of 14, a commitment to build an empire from our humble beginnings and make this world a better place for all. This scholarship would not only ease the financial burden associated with my education but also validate the sacrifices my mother made for my future. In conclusion, I am a first-generation college student who recognizes the power of education and its potential to transform lives. My ambition, drive, and desire to create a lasting impact are the driving forces behind my academic and professional aspirations. By awarding me this scholarship, you will not only be investing in my future but also in the countless lives I aim to uplift and empower through my work. Together, we can pave the way for future generations and create a legacy of opportunity, hope, and positive change.
    Adrin Ohaekwe Memorial Scholarship
    The Chessboard of Life: Unleashing Potential through Strategic Thinking As a Cuban refugee who arrived in the United States with my single mother and a mere $25 in our pockets, I have always felt a deep sense of responsibility to give back to my community. Throughout high school, I dedicated myself to community service, staying after school to help my teachers and tutoring fellow students for free. These experiences taught me the importance of education and its potential to change lives. As a student of Information Science at the University of South Florida, I am now using technology to create meaningful change. Through my education and personal experiences, I have come to understand the incredible impact technology can have in solving some of the world's most pressing problems. I am determined to fulfill the promise I made to my mother at the age of 14 to build an empire from our humble beginnings and to make this world a better place for all. My career aspirations lie in the field of cybersecurity, where I can use my knowledge and skills to protect people's sensitive data and contribute to a safer digital world. To achieve this goal, I plan to earn my bachelor's degree in Information Science and then pursue a master's degree in cybersecurity. Ultimately, I aim to work for a leading cybersecurity firm, where I can take part in the development of innovative security solutions and actively combat cyber threats. As an avid chess player, I have found that the skills I've honed over countless hours of playing chess translate directly to success in both my academic and personal life. Chess is not just a game; it is a mental exercise that teaches patience, strategic thinking, and adaptability – qualities that are indispensable in achieving one's career goals. One of the most important lessons I've learned from playing chess is the value of thinking several steps ahead. In the cybersecurity field, anticipating potential threats and vulnerabilities is crucial. Just as a chess player must foresee their opponent's moves to avoid falling into traps, a cybersecurity expert must stay ahead of cybercriminals by proactively identifying and mitigating risks. Chess has also taught me the importance of adaptability. In the game, the situation on the board can change rapidly, and a successful player must be prepared to alter their strategy accordingly. In the constantly evolving landscape of cybersecurity, new threats and vulnerabilities emerge daily, requiring professionals to stay informed and adapt to the latest developments. Lastly, chess has helped me develop resilience and determination. There are times when I find myself in a challenging position on the chessboard, but I've learned to stay focused, analyze the situation, and find the best way to turn the tide. This determination and resilience will serve me well in my career, as cybersecurity professionals often face seemingly insurmountable challenges, but they must persevere and find creative solutions. In conclusion, the skills I've developed through playing chess have equipped me with the mental fortitude and strategic thinking necessary to excel in my chosen career path. As I continue my educational journey and work towards my goals in the cybersecurity field, I am confident that the lessons I've learned from chess will serve as valuable tools in overcoming obstacles and ultimately making a meaningful impact on the world.
    Jorian Kuran Harris (Shugg) Helping Heart Foundation Scholarship
    I am an ambitious and dedicated student with a passion for business and entrepreneurship. As I embark on my academic journey, I am eager to make a positive impact in the world through innovative ideas and a strong work ethic. I believe that by pursuing a career in business, I will be able to contribute to the development of successful and sustainable organizations that can improve people's lives and drive progress in society. The Jorian Kuran Harris (Shugg) Helping Heart Foundation Scholarship would make a tremendous difference in my life by providing me with the financial support necessary to pursue my dreams. With the rising cost of higher education, securing this scholarship would alleviate some of the financial burdens I face as I work toward achieving my academic and career goals. This support would also enable me to focus on my studies and gain the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the business world. In the long term, my career aspirations include creating a start-up company that addresses pressing social and environmental issues while remaining profitable and sustainable. I aim to become a leader in my field, inspiring others to think creatively and challenge the status quo to find innovative solutions to global problems. Throughout my life, I have encountered moments of physical and emotional weakness, but one experience stands out as a turning point for me. During my senior year of high school, I faced a significant health challenge that required surgery and an extended period of recovery. This experience disrupted my academic and extracurricular activities, leaving me feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Despite the physical and emotional challenges, I remained determined to overcome this obstacle and maintain my academic performance. I adapted to my circumstances by creating a modified study schedule that accommodated my recovery process. I also relied on my support system of family, friends, and teachers who encouraged me during my recuperation. This experience taught me the importance of resilience, adaptability, and the power of a positive mindset. The Jorian Kuran Harris (Shugg) Helping Heart Foundation Scholarship would not only provide financial assistance but also serve as a testament to my determination and perseverance. I am confident that with this support, I can continue to push past any obstacles that may come my way and successfully pursue a career in business or entrepreneurship. This scholarship will be a stepping stone in my journey to make a difference in the world and create a lasting impact on the lives of others.
    Jailyn Tamia Scholarship
    As an aspiring entrepreneur, financial struggles have certainly hindered my progress towards starting my own business. The truth is that starting a business requires a significant amount of capital, and finding ways to secure that capital can be a daunting task. One of the primary financial struggles I have faced is a lack of access to traditional funding sources such as loans or venture capital. Without a proven track record or a substantial amount of collateral, it can be challenging to secure the necessary funds to get a business off the ground. Additionally, living expenses and student loans have also been a significant financial burden that has made it difficult to allocate funds towards starting a business. To overcome these financial struggles, I have had to be creative in my approach. I have focused on building my skills and knowledge in areas that will be valuable in starting and running a business, such as marketing and management. I have also taken advantage of resources such as mentorship programs and networking opportunities to connect with others who can provide guidance and support. Furthermore, I have also explored alternative funding sources such as crowdfunding and microloans. These options may not provide the same amount of capital as traditional funding sources, but they can be a viable option for getting a business off the ground. As for navigating my college career while starting a business, it will undoubtedly be challenging. However, I believe that my education can provide valuable skills and knowledge that will be essential in starting and running a successful business. I plan to take advantage of resources such as entrepreneurship courses and networking events to connect with other like-minded individuals and gain insights into the business world. I also understand the importance of time management and prioritization. Balancing the demands of school and business will require careful planning and organization. I plan to set realistic goals and milestones for both my academic and entrepreneurial pursuits, allowing me to make progress in both areas. In addition, I am fortunate to have a supportive network of family and friends who believe in my goals and are willing to provide assistance and encouragement. Their support will undoubtedly be crucial in navigating the challenges of starting a business while still pursuing my degree. Overall, I am confident that with hard work, determination, and the right mindset, I can overcome any financial struggles and successfully navigate both my college career and entrepreneurial aspirations. I am committed to fulfilling my promise to my mother and making a meaningful impact in the world through my business endeavors.
    I Can and I Will Scholarship
    As a Cuban refugee who came to the United States with my single mother and only $25 in our pockets, I have faced numerous challenges in my life. From navigating a new culture and language to overcoming financial and social barriers, my journey has not been an easy one. However, these experiences have also taught me the importance of perseverance, resilience, and giving back to my community. One of the biggest challenges I have faced is in regard to my mental health. Growing up in poverty, I experienced significant stress and anxiety about our financial situation and the uncertainty of our future. These feelings were amplified by the pressure to succeed academically and the fear of not being able to achieve my goals. As a result, I struggled with depression and anxiety throughout my teenage years. However, these experiences also taught me the importance of seeking help and support. I learned to prioritize self-care and mental health and sought out counseling services to help me cope with my feelings. Through therapy, I was able to develop coping mechanisms, strengthen my relationships with family and friends, and cultivate a more positive outlook on life. My experiences with mental health have influenced my beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations in several ways. Firstly, I believe that mental health is just as important as physical health and should be treated as such. I am passionate about advocating for mental health awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental illness. Additionally, my struggles have taught me the importance of building strong relationships with others. Through my journey, I have been fortunate to have a supportive family and community who have helped me overcome my challenges. As a result, I am committed to giving back and helping others who may be struggling with similar issues. Finally, my experiences have influenced my career aspirations. As a student of Information Science, I have come to understand the incredible impact technology can have in solving some of the world's most pressing problems. Specifically, I am interested in using technology to improve mental health outcomes and increase access to care for underserved communities. I am determined to use my degree and skills to make a difference in the world and fulfill the promise I made to my mother to build an empire from our humble beginnings. Overall, my experiences with mental health have been challenging but have also taught me important lessons about resilience, self-care, and giving back to my community. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my story and hope that it inspires others to prioritize their mental health and pursue their dreams despite any obstacles they may face.
    @normandiealise #GenWealth Scholarship
    Generational wealth is more than just financial stability. It's about creating opportunities for future generations to succeed and leaving a legacy that will continue for years to come. As a Cuban refugee who came to the US with my single mother and only $25 in our pockets, I have always felt a deep sense of responsibility to give back to my community and create a better future for myself and those around me. Growing up in poverty, I saw firsthand the challenges that many families face when it comes to building generational wealth. But I also saw the transformative power of education and the impact it can have on people's lives. That's why I am so passionate about pursuing my education in Information Science at the University of South Florida. I believe that technology has the power to change the world and create positive social change. Through my studies, I am learning how to use technology to make a real impact in the world. Whether it's through developing new software to tackle environmental issues or creating innovative solutions to help underprivileged communities, I am dedicated to using my skills and expertise to make a positive difference in the world. But my commitment to building generational wealth goes beyond my academic pursuits. Throughout high school, I dedicated myself to community service and helping others. I stayed after school to help my teachers and tutored fellow students for free. These experiences taught me the importance of giving back to my community and helping others succeed. In the future, I plan to use my education and expertise to create a better world for all. I want to use technology to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges, from climate change to poverty. By using my skills to create positive change, I hope to leave a lasting legacy that will continue to benefit future generations. Attending college debt-free is a crucial step in achieving my goals. It will allow me to focus on my studies and pursue my passions without the burden of student loans. By receiving the #GenerationalWealth Scholarship, I will be one step closer to achieving my dreams and creating a better future for myself and my community. In conclusion, building generational wealth means creating a better future for yourself and those who come after you. Through my education in Information Science and my commitment to community service, I am working to create positive change in the world. With the help of the #GenerationalWealth Scholarship, I will be able to achieve my goals and create a better future for myself and my community. I am grateful for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship and I promise to use it to make a positive impact in the world.
    Yvela Michele Memorial Scholarship for Resilient Single Parents
    As a single parent, my mother raised me and my siblings with the values of hard work and determination. She faced numerous challenges as the sole provider for our family, but she never gave up on her dreams of providing a better life for us. Growing up, I saw firsthand the sacrifices my mother made to support our family. We faced financial struggles and lacked many of the resources that two-parent households may take for granted. Despite these challenges, my mother always encouraged me to pursue my education and never give up on my dreams. I am proud to say that I have followed in her footsteps. I have worked hard to overcome the obstacles in my path, and I am now pursuing my education with the goal of making a positive impact on the world. I believe that my experiences have given me a unique perspective and a deep appreciation for the value of education. I am committed to using my education to help others who may be facing similar challenges. I plan to volunteer my time and resources to support single parents and their children and to serve as a mentor and role model to those who may be struggling to find their way. In addition to volunteering, I hope to use my education to make a difference in the world. I am passionate about sustainability and believe that we all have a responsibility to protect our planet for future generations. I plan to use my skills and knowledge to help businesses and organizations operate more sustainably and to advocate for policies that promote environmental conservation. One of the main challenges I have faced is the lack of financial resources to support my education. As a single parent, my mother could not afford to pay for my college education, and I had to work multiple jobs to pay for my tuition and other expenses. I also faced the challenge of balancing my responsibilities as a student with my responsibilities as a parent, which required careful time management and a great deal of sacrifice. Despite these challenges, I never gave up on my dreams. I remained committed to my education and worked hard to earn scholarships and grants to help pay for my tuition. I also made sacrifices in other areas of my life, such as giving up social activities to focus on my studies and spending less time with my family to work part-time jobs. Through my experiences, I have learned the value of hard work, determination, and perseverance. These are values that I hope to instill in others through my volunteer work and mentorship. I believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams. In conclusion, I am the child of a single parent who has overcome many challenges to pursue my education. I am grateful for the sacrifices my mother made to provide for our family and for the opportunities that education has provided me. I am committed to using my education to make a positive impact on the world and to support others who may be facing similar challenges. Thank you for considering me for this scholarship.
    Healthy Eating Scholarship
    As a college student, I understand the struggle of trying to balance a healthy diet with a tight budget. It’s tempting to opt for quick, cheap meals or snacks that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. However, over time, I have come to realize the importance of healthy eating habits and the impact they have on both my physical and mental health. First and foremost, healthy eating habits are important because they provide our bodies with the nutrients they need to function properly. Our bodies require a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to fuel our daily activities, maintain a healthy weight, and promote optimal health. When we consume a diet that is high in processed or fast food, we are depriving our bodies of the essential vitamins and minerals that they need to operate efficiently. In addition to the physical benefits, healthy eating habits can also have a positive impact on our mental health. Eating a balanced diet can help to stabilize our moods, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve our cognitive function. On the other hand, consuming a diet that is high in sugar, processed foods, and unhealthy fats can contribute to feelings of lethargy, mood swings, and brain fog. Personally, I have noticed a significant difference in my physical and mental health when I practice healthy eating habits. When I consume a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats, I feel energized, focused, and productive. I am better able to concentrate on my studies, and I have more energy to participate in physical activities that I enjoy. On the other hand, when I indulge in unhealthy food choices, I notice a decline in my energy levels, concentration, and mood. One of the challenges of practicing healthy eating habits is the cost associated with purchasing healthy food options. It’s no secret that healthy foods can be more expensive than processed or fast food options. This is where the Top Nutrition Coaching Healthy Eating scholarship can make a difference. By providing financial assistance to students who are committed to healthy eating habits, the scholarship can help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with purchasing nutritious foods or meal plans. In conclusion, healthy eating habits are essential for our physical and mental well-being. By consuming a diet that is rich in nutrients, we are providing our bodies with the fuel they need to function properly, while also promoting optimal cognitive function and mood stabilization. I am grateful for the opportunity to apply for the Top Nutrition Coaching Healthy Eating scholarship and believe that it will help me continue to prioritize my health and well-being during my academic journey.
    Share Your Poetry Scholarship
    I dip my pen in ink and watch it flow, Across the page, a river of my soul, Each stroke a story that only I know, Each curve and line, a tale to be told. As I write, I escape to a world of my own, A place where I can be myself and let my mind roam, I create characters, worlds, and stories unknown, My imagination takes flight and I'm never alone. My words take shape, a world of my own, A universe where dreams and reality collide, And though it's just ink on paper, I've grown, To cherish the stories that within me reside. Poetry is not just words on a page, It's a way to capture the essence of life, It's a way to express my joys and my rage, It's a way to make sense of strife. Through poetry, I find my voice, My heart and mind made clear, A way to make my soul rejoice, To face the world without fear. In poetry, I find solace and peace, I write out my thoughts and let them release, I pour out my heart, and it all comes together with ease, In the end, my words and I are one, a beautiful masterpiece. So here I stand, a poet at heart, With ink-stained fingers and a hopeful art, May this scholarship be the start, Of a journey that will set me apart. I dream of publishing my work, of sharing my voice, Of becoming a writer, a poet, a storyteller by choice, I know I have what it takes, I have the drive and the poise, With this scholarship, I'll take my first step and rejoice. For every stroke of my pen, every word on the page, Is a reflection of my soul, my passion, my rage, And as I continue on this journey, I'll never age, For poetry is timeless, and my love for it will never fade. So I'll keep writing, keep dreaming, keep creating, And one day, I'll look back at all I've been making, With pride and joy, I'll know I've been fulfilling, My destiny as a poet, my heart always willing. Ink on paper, that's where my heart lies, With each word, my spirit soars and my soul flies, I'll keep writing and creating until the day I die, For poetry is my life, my love, my alibi.
    Doña Lupita Immigrant Scholarship
    As the son of a single mother, I understand firsthand the challenges that come with being a single parent. My mother instilled in me the importance of hard work, determination, and perseverance, values that have helped shape me into the person I am today. The Doña Lupita Immigrant Scholarship holds a special place in my heart as a way to honor the lasting impact that kindness can have on future generations. Growing up, my mother worked tirelessly to provide for our family, often sacrificing her own needs for our well-being. She taught me the value of hard work and the importance of perseverance, encouraging me to always do my best and never give up, no matter how challenging the situation may be. Her unwavering determination in the face of adversity inspired me to pursue my dreams and strive for excellence in all aspects of my life. As a single parent myself, I hope to instill these same values in my children. I want them to understand the importance of hard work, determination, and perseverance, and to know that with these values, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. I also want them to understand the significance of kindness, as demonstrated by Doña Lupita so many years ago. I believe that showing kindness to others, even in the face of adversity, is one of the most powerful and transformative acts a person can do. Through the Doña Lupita Immigrant Scholarship, I hope to not only honor the memory of Doña Lupita but also to inspire others to embody the same values of kindness, hard work, and perseverance. As an immigrant and the child of an immigrant single parent, I understand the unique challenges that come with navigating a new culture and society. I hope to use the scholarship to continue my education and pursue a career that will allow me to give back to my community and help others who may be facing similar challenges. In addition to my academic and career aspirations, I plan to continue to instill these same values in my own children and in those around me. I want to be a positive role model and inspire others to believe in themselves and their ability to accomplish their dreams. With the support of the Doña Lupita Immigrant Scholarship, I am confident that I can continue to make a positive impact on the world, just as Doña Lupita did so many years ago.
    Jean Antoine Joas Scholarship
    The Jean Antoine Joas Scholarship is a meaningful opportunity for individuals who have lost a loved one, and I am grateful for the chance to apply. As someone who has experienced the emotional toll of loss, I understand the importance of taking time to grieve and heal. However, I also believe that it's essential to find ways to honor the memory of loved ones and make a positive impact on the world. The Jean Antoine Joas Scholarship provides an excellent opportunity to do just that while also supporting students' academic and career goals. Losing a loved one is never easy, and it can be especially challenging for those who are also pursuing higher education. Financial stress and emotional turmoil can make it difficult to focus on schoolwork and plan for the future. However, the Jean Antoine Joas Scholarship offers financial support that can help alleviate some of the financial burden and allow students to focus on their academic and career goals. For me, the Jean Antoine Joas Scholarship would provide an opportunity to pursue my passion for environmental science while also honoring the memory of my grandfather, who was a great advocate for environmental sustainability. I believe that environmental science is an essential field that can make a significant impact on the world, and I am passionate about contributing to it. In addition to my academic pursuits, I plan to use my career to make a positive impact on the world by working in a nonprofit organization focused on environmental sustainability. I hope to use my skills and knowledge to create positive change in communities, especially those that have been disproportionately affected by environmental issues. Outside of my career, I also plan to volunteer and work with organizations that support individuals who have experienced loss. I understand the emotional toll that loss can take on a person and believe that volunteering is an excellent way to support others who may be going through similar experiences. I hope to use my personal experience to provide comfort and support to others who are struggling. Receiving the Jean Antoine Joas Scholarship would be an incredible opportunity for me to pursue my academic and career goals while also honoring the memory of my grandfather. It would provide me with the financial support needed to focus on my studies and give me the confidence to pursue my passions. Additionally, it would be a meaningful symbol of hope and perseverance, reminding me that it's possible to overcome challenges and make a positive impact on the world.
    Andrew Perez Mental Illness/Suicidal Awareness Education Scholarship
    The Andrew Perez Scholarship holds a special place in my heart as it represents an opportunity to continue the legacy of a remarkable young man whose life was cut short due to mental illness. As a BIPOC undergraduate student who struggles with mental health, I understand how challenging it can be to pursue higher education while dealing with mental health issues. However, I have found solace and comfort in my passions and coping mechanisms, which have helped me navigate through the difficulties. One of my greatest passions is writing. Writing allows me to express myself and articulate my thoughts and emotions in a creative and constructive manner. Through writing, I can share my story and experiences with others and help them understand what it's like to live with a mental illness. It also helps me feel more connected to my inner self and provides me with a sense of release and freedom from my struggles. In addition to writing, music is another passion of mine that helps me cope with my mental health challenges. Whether it's singing along to my favorite songs or composing my own music, music has been a constant source of comfort and inspiration for me. It helps me relax and refocus, which allows me to approach challenges with a clearer and more positive mindset. Meditation and mindfulness are also essential components of my mental health management strategy. Practicing mindfulness and taking a few minutes each day to center myself and focus on my breathing helps me manage my stress and anxiety. It helps me stay grounded and present in the moment, which allows me to approach challenges with greater clarity and emotional balance. My ultimate goal for the future is to become an advocate for mental health awareness and to use my voice and experiences to help others who are struggling with mental health challenges. By sharing my story and working with organizations and communities to raise awareness about mental health, I hope to promote greater understanding and access to resources and support. The Andrew Perez Scholarship would provide me with much-needed financial support for my education, but it would also be a symbol of hope and encouragement. It would be an affirmation of my passions and coping mechanisms and a recognition of my struggles with mental health. By receiving this scholarship, I would feel empowered to continue pursuing my academic and personal goals and to honor the legacy of Andrew Perez by helping others who struggle with mental illness.
    Wellness Warriors Scholarship
    As a college student, I understand the importance of prioritizing personal wellness to succeed academically. Managing coursework, social life, and personal responsibilities can be overwhelming, but taking care of oneself is crucial for academic success. I have been managing my personal wellness by practicing healthy eating habits, engaging in regular exercise, and adopting stress management techniques. Eating healthy has been a significant aspect of my personal wellness routine. Despite the convenience of fast food and unhealthy snacks, I make a conscious effort to consume a balanced diet. I incorporate fruits and vegetables into my meals, limit processed foods, and ensure that I am drinking plenty of water. Maintaining a healthy diet has helped me maintain high energy levels, improve concentration, and stay motivated. In addition to proper nutrition, regular exercise is vital for my physical and mental well-being. I make it a priority to engage in physical activity daily, whether it's through running, taking fitness classes, or even a simple walk outside. Exercising has helped me stay physically fit and contributed to my mental health by reducing stress and anxiety levels. College can be a stressful time, which is why I have incorporated stress management techniques into my daily routine. I practice yoga and meditation, take breaks from studying, and engage in activities that I enjoy, like reading or spending time with friends. These activities help me to stay calm, reduce stress, and maintain a healthy balance in my life. Maintaining my personal wellness has allowed me to succeed as a student. By prioritizing my physical and mental health, I have been able to devote more energy and focus to my studies. I have become more efficient, productive, and proactive in my academic work. I believe that the Wellness Warriors Scholarship would be an excellent opportunity for me to continue to prioritize my personal wellness while also achieving my academic goals. Winning the Wellness Warriors Scholarship would provide me with the financial support necessary to pursue my academic aspirations while maintaining my personal wellness. I am committed to ensuring that I remain physically and mentally well, and the scholarship would help me achieve that goal. I would be able to invest in my health by purchasing healthy foods, engaging in fitness classes, and investing in resources that contribute to my overall well-being. In conclusion, personal wellness is critical to academic success, and I have prioritized it in my daily routine. Winning the Wellness Warriors Scholarship would enable me to continue my pursuit of personal wellness while also achieving academic excellence. I am excited about this opportunity and believe that it would help me achieve my goals.
    Career Search Scholarship
    As an undergraduate student, I have been fortunate to explore a wide range of career paths and have gained a deeper understanding of what I find personally fulfilling. Throughout my academic journey, I have been particularly drawn to careers in the healthcare industry, where I can have a direct impact on improving the lives of others. One potential career path that I am exploring is becoming a physician assistant (PA). This profession has always intrigued me because it requires a high level of responsibility, critical thinking, and allows for direct patient care. As a PA, I would work under the supervision of physicians to provide medical care to patients in a variety of settings. The job duties range from performing physical exams, diagnosing illnesses, developing treatment plans, and even assisting in surgery. I am confident that becoming a PA would bring me great fulfillment as I would be able to work with patients directly and help them overcome their health challenges. I have always been passionate about the idea of making a difference in people's lives, and I believe that working as a healthcare professional would allow me to do exactly that. Another potential career path that I am exploring is working in healthcare administration. As the healthcare industry continues to grow and evolve, there is an increasing demand for professionals who can manage healthcare organizations effectively. Healthcare administrators are responsible for overseeing various aspects of healthcare organizations, including finances, personnel, and patient care. I believe that working in healthcare administration would be fulfilling for me because it would enable me to make a positive impact on a larger scale. By working behind the scenes to manage healthcare organizations, I could help ensure that patients receive high-quality care and that healthcare professionals have the resources they need to perform their jobs effectively. Although I am still exploring various career paths and gaining as much experience and knowledge as possible, I am confident that whatever path I choose will enable me to make a positive impact on people's lives while also providing me with personal fulfillment in my work. In addition to exploring these career paths, I am also actively engaged in extracurricular activities related to the healthcare industry. For instance, I have been involved in various volunteer programs where I have had the opportunity to provide assistance to those in need. I have also participated in healthcare-related internships and research projects, which have allowed me to gain hands-on experience and further develop my knowledge and skills. Overall, I am excited about the future and the opportunities that lie ahead. I believe that a career in the healthcare industry will not only enable me to make a positive impact on society, but it will also provide me with a sense of personal fulfillment that comes from helping others.
    Alan Perlow Scholarship
    The concept of “paying it forward” has always been an important part of my life, and it is a philosophy that I try to live by every day. To me, paying it forward means that if someone does something kind for you, you should pass on that kindness to someone else. This idea of spreading positivity and goodwill is something that I have experienced firsthand, and I believe it has the power to make a significant impact in our world. Growing up, I had many role models who embodied the idea of paying it forward. My parents instilled in me the value of helping others, and they were always quick to lend a hand to anyone in need. My grandmother was also a significant influence in my life. She was a volunteer at a local hospital for many years, and I remember her always talking about the joy she got from helping others. Seeing these examples of kindness and generosity made me realize the importance of paying it forward. One person who paid it forward to positively impact my life was my high school guidance counselor. She was always available to listen and offer guidance when I needed it. She helped me navigate the college application process and encouraged me to pursue my dreams. She even wrote a letter of recommendation that helped me get accepted into my dream college. This guidance counselor inspired me to pay it forward by becoming a mentor to other students. In college, I volunteered at a local high school, where I worked with students who were struggling academically. I provided tutoring and guidance, and it was incredibly rewarding to see them succeed. Paying it forward doesn't have to be a grand gesture. It can be something as simple as buying a cup of coffee for a stranger or holding the door open for someone. Small acts of kindness can have a significant impact on someone's day and can create a ripple effect of positivity. I believe that the Alan Perlow Scholarship is a perfect example of paying it forward. By providing financial assistance to low-income Jewish students, this scholarship is giving back to the community in a meaningful way. It is honoring the memory of someone who valued education and was always there to support his family. Receiving this scholarship would be a tremendous help to me in achieving my educational goals. It would allow me to focus on my studies without the financial burden that comes with attending college. It would also inspire me to pay it forward by helping others in my community. In conclusion, the idea of paying it forward has had a significant impact on my life. I have seen how small acts of kindness can create a positive ripple effect, and I strive to do the same in my daily life. I am grateful for the opportunity to apply for the Alan Perlow Scholarship and hope to honor his memory by using my education to make a difference in the world.
    Si Se Puede Scholarship
    Perseverance is a quality that is integral to success. It is the ability to keep going despite obstacles, setbacks, and failures. Perseverance is what drives individuals to continue pursuing their goals, even when the journey is difficult. In my life, I have experienced many challenges that have required me to demonstrate perseverance. One particular experience that comes to mind is when I was preparing for a national debate competition. I had spent countless hours researching and practicing, and I felt confident in my abilities. However, during the first round of the competition, I experienced a complete mental block. I froze and couldn't think of anything to say. The experience was embarrassing and demoralizing. I felt like all the hard work I had put in had been for nothing. In that moment, I had a choice to make. I could give up and let the experience defeat me, or I could pick myself up and keep going. I chose the latter. I decided that I wouldn't let one failure define me or my abilities. I took some time to regroup and refocus, and then I went back into the competition with renewed determination. Over the next several rounds, I worked harder than I ever had before. I analyzed my mistakes and weaknesses, and I made a plan to improve. I practiced every day, and I sought feedback from my peers and coaches. By the end of the competition, I had gone from a complete mental block to being able to speak clearly and articulately on a variety of topics. This experience taught me the importance of perseverance. It showed me that success isn't just about natural talent or intelligence. It's also about the willingness to work hard, persist in the face of obstacles, and learn from failures. I learned that even when things don't go as planned, it's possible to bounce back and come back stronger. Since that experience, I have carried the lessons of perseverance with me in all aspects of my life. Whether I'm facing a difficult project at work, a personal setback, or a new challenge, I know that I have the ability to keep going. I believe that with enough determination, hard work, and resilience, I can achieve anything I set my mind to. In conclusion, perseverance is a quality that is critical to success. It is the ability to keep going even when faced with obstacles, setbacks, and failures. My experience preparing for a national debate competition taught me the importance of perseverance. It showed me that with enough determination and hard work, it's possible to overcome even the most daunting challenges. I carry these lessons with me in all aspects of my life, and I believe that they will continue to serve me well in the years to come.
    Learner Calculus Scholarship
    Calculus, the study of change and motion, is an essential branch of mathematics with numerous applications in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Calculus plays a critical role in advancing scientific knowledge and developing innovative technologies, making it an indispensable tool for professionals in the STEM field. In this essay, we will discuss the importance of calculus in the STEM field and how it enables us to model and understand complex systems. Firstly, calculus is vital in the field of physics, which relies heavily on mathematical models to explain and predict natural phenomena. Calculus allows us to understand the principles of motion, force, and energy, and their relationship to one another. For example, calculus is used in the study of mechanics, which explains the motion of objects and the forces that affect them. Calculus is also used in the field of electromagnetism, which explains how electricity and magnetism interact and is crucial to the functioning of electronics. Secondly, calculus plays a crucial role in the field of engineering, where it is used to model and analyze complex systems. Engineers use calculus to design and optimize structures, machines, and processes, ensuring that they function efficiently and effectively. Calculus is also used in the study of fluid dynamics, which is critical in the design of aircraft, ships, and other vehicles that move through fluids. Thirdly, calculus is essential in the field of computer science, where it is used in machine learning, computer graphics, and algorithms. Calculus is used to model and analyze data, enabling the development of predictive models and algorithms that can recognize patterns and make decisions. Calculus is also used in computer graphics, which is crucial in developing video games, special effects, and animated movies. Lastly, calculus plays a crucial role in the field of economics, where it is used to model and analyze the behavior of markets and individuals. Calculus is used to determine the optimal allocation of resources, the pricing of goods and services, and the behavior of consumers and firms in different market conditions. In addition to its numerous applications in the STEM field, learning calculus can also be personally rewarding. As someone who loves learning math, I find calculus to be particularly fascinating because it allows me to understand the world in a deeper way. Calculus enables me to see the connections between different phenomena and understand how they relate to one another. It also allows me to solve complex problems and develop new insights into the behavior of natural systems. Furthermore, learning calculus can also help develop essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning. Calculus requires students to analyze problems, break them down into smaller components, and develop systematic solutions. These skills are invaluable in the STEM field and can be applied to many different areas of life. In conclusion, calculus is a vital branch of mathematics that has numerous applications in the STEM field. It enables us to model and understand complex systems, from the behavior of natural phenomena to the design of machines and processes. Learning calculus can also be personally rewarding and can help develop essential skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving. As someone who loves learning math, I find calculus to be an essential tool for understanding the world around us and advancing scientific knowledge.
    Learner.com Algebra Scholarship
    Mathematics has always been a subject that has fascinated me, and I have always found it to be an essential tool for understanding the world around us. From basic arithmetic to complex calculus, math plays a crucial role in our daily lives, and I believe that everyone should have a solid understanding of mathematical concepts. In this essay, I will explain why I think math is important and why I love learning math. Mathematics is essential for problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making. It provides us with a universal language to communicate complex ideas and helps us make sense of the world around us. Whether we are calculating the cost of a purchase or analyzing data for a research project, math is an essential tool for understanding and solving problems. By mastering mathematical concepts, we can make better decisions and achieve our goals more effectively. Mathematics also plays a crucial role in many fields, including science, technology, engineering, and finance. It is the foundation for many scientific discoveries, from the laws of motion to the theories of relativity. In technology and engineering, math is used to design and build everything from bridges and buildings to spacecraft and computer programs. In finance, math is used to analyze data, make investment decisions, and manage risk. Without math, many of the advancements we enjoy today would not be possible. Personally, I love learning math because it challenges me to think critically and creatively. Solving a difficult math problem is like solving a puzzle, and the feeling of satisfaction I get when I finally figure it out is unmatched. I also love the logical and systematic nature of math. It is a subject where everything follows a set of rules and principles, and once you understand them, you can apply them to solve a variety of problems. Another reason why I love learning math is that it is a subject that is always evolving. New mathematical concepts and discoveries are constantly being made, and there is always something new to learn. As I continue to study math, I am constantly discovering new ways to apply mathematical concepts to real-world problems. It is a subject that is both challenging and rewarding, and I feel like there is always something new to discover. In conclusion, math is an essential subject that plays a crucial role in our daily lives and is the foundation for many of the advancements we enjoy today. I believe that everyone should have a solid understanding of mathematical concepts, and I love learning math because it challenges me to think critically and creatively, and it is a subject that is always evolving. By continuing to study math and apply its principles to real-world problems, we can make better decisions, solve complex problems, and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.
    Learner Math Lover Scholarship
    Mathematics is an incredible discipline that has fascinated me since I was a child. It provides a unique framework for understanding the world around us, and its applications can be found in almost every aspect of life. The beauty of mathematics lies in its precision and logical structure, and the way it can reveal hidden patterns and relationships that are not immediately apparent. One of the reasons why I love math is because it offers a sense of order and clarity in a world that can often feel chaotic and unpredictable. In mathematics, there are clear rules and principles that govern everything, and everything is based on a set of axioms that are carefully defined and rigorously tested. This provides a level of certainty and predictability that can be very reassuring, especially when dealing with complex or uncertain situations. Another reason why I love math is because of the intellectual challenge it offers. Solving a difficult math problem can be incredibly satisfying, and it requires a combination of creativity, logical reasoning, and perseverance. I enjoy the process of breaking down a problem into smaller pieces, looking for patterns and connections, and coming up with a solution that fits all the pieces together. The feeling of accomplishment that comes from solving a difficult problem is hard to beat. Mathematics also has many practical applications that I find fascinating. From engineering and physics to finance and computer science, math is an essential tool for solving real-world problems and advancing our understanding of the world. Whether it's designing a new bridge or analyzing complex financial data, math provides a powerful set of tools that can help us make sense of complex systems and make better decisions. Finally, I love math because of its beauty and elegance. There is a certain elegance to a well-crafted mathematical proof, with each step building logically upon the last until the conclusion is reached. Mathematics has its own unique aesthetic, and the patterns and structures it reveals can be breathtakingly beautiful. From the intricate symmetry of a snowflake to the fractal geometry of a coastline, math can help us appreciate the underlying beauty and order in the natural world. In conclusion, mathematics is a fascinating and rewarding discipline that offers a unique perspective on the world around us. Its precision, intellectual challenge, practical applications, and beauty all make it a subject that I love and find endlessly fascinating.
    Koehler Family Trades and Engineering Scholarship
    As a Cuban refugee of a single mother, my upbringing has taught me the value of hard work, perseverance, and determination. Growing up, my family faced many challenges, including financial struggles and health issues. However, my mother always instilled in me the importance of education and the belief that with hard work, anything is possible. It is through these experiences that I have developed a strong passion for pursuing a degree in Information Science. I have always been fascinated by the power of technology and how it can be used to make a positive impact in the world. Information Science offers me the opportunity to not only learn about the latest technologies but also to understand how they can be applied to real-world problems. In addition, this field offers a broad range of career opportunities, which means that I can explore different areas of interest and find my niche. My upbringing and life events have also taught me the importance of giving back to my community. Through my volunteer work in high school and my current job at a warehouse, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges that individuals face when it comes to accessing resources and opportunities. As a result, I am committed to using my education and skills to make a positive impact in the world. My experiences have also taught me the importance of adaptability and resilience. As a Cuban refugee, I had to quickly adapt to a new culture and way of life. This experience has taught me to embrace change and approach challenges with an open mind. Furthermore, my mother's health issues have taught me the importance of being resilient and persevering through difficult times. In pursuing a degree in Information Science, I hope to combine my passion for technology with my desire to make a positive impact in the world. I am excited about the opportunities that this field presents and the potential to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. I believe that my upbringing and life experiences have prepared me for this journey and have given me the skills and perspective necessary to succeed. In conclusion, my passion for pursuing a degree in Information Science stems from my fascination with technology and its potential to create positive change in the world. My upbringing and life experiences have taught me the importance of hard work, perseverance, and adaptability, which will serve me well in my future career. Ultimately, my goal is to use my education and skills to make a positive impact in the world and give back to my community.
    STAR Scholarship - Students Taking Alternative Routes
    As a junior at the University of South Florida majoring in Information Science, I have a strong interest in pursuing a career in technology and healthcare. I see this career path as a means of changing my life trajectory, and ultimately, making a positive impact on the world. Growing up as a Cuban refugee of a single mother, I learned the value of hard work and perseverance. Despite facing numerous challenges, I was able to excel academically and perform volunteer work, including tutoring and mentoring students. These experiences ignited my passion for making a positive impact on the world. As I pursued my education at the University of South Florida, I found that I had a particular interest in technology and healthcare. I realized that these fields could allow me to use my skills and knowledge to improve people's lives in a meaningful way. Through my studies in Information Science, I have gained a deep understanding of how technology can be leveraged to enhance healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes. My interest in this field was further solidified through my experience creating an app called Pyramid to assist my geometry teacher with her lessons. This project allowed me to see firsthand how technology can be used to enhance education and make learning more accessible to all. Currently, I work at a warehouse to pay for my living expenses and help support my single mother who cannot work full time due to her age and health. However, my ultimate goal is to pursue a career in the healthcare and technology field and make a positive impact on society. By pursuing this career path, I see the potential to change my life trajectory in a meaningful way. Through my work, I hope to contribute to improving the healthcare system and increasing access to care, particularly for marginalized communities. Additionally, I plan to leverage technology to develop innovative solutions that can enhance healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes. My passion for this field stems from my desire to make a positive impact on the world. I believe that technology and healthcare are two areas where I can use my skills and knowledge to effect real change. Through leadership, collaboration, and innovation, I am confident that I can contribute to improving people's lives in a meaningful way. In conclusion, pursuing a career in the healthcare and technology field is my ultimate goal, and I see it as a means of changing my life trajectory and making a positive impact on the world. With dedication, hard work, and a commitment to excellence, I believe that I can achieve my goals and contribute to creating a brighter future for all.
    Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship
    As an information science student, I have a strong interest in the intersection of technology and healthcare. My passion for healthcare began with my own experiences navigating the healthcare system as a member of a low-income and immigrant family. I saw firsthand the challenges that many individuals face in accessing quality healthcare, and I was inspired to make a difference in this field. In terms of the specific field of healthcare/medicine that I plan on going into, I am interested in becoming a Physician Assistant (PA). I am drawn to this field because it offers the opportunity to work directly with patients and provide them with the care and attention they need to improve their health and well-being. As a PA, I would have the ability to diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, and provide preventive care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Furthermore, as a Latino with Cuban heritage and a mixed race background of African and European ancestry, I understand the importance of cultural competency in healthcare. I recognize that my personal identity will play a significant role in how I interact with patients from diverse backgrounds, and I am committed to providing culturally sensitive care that takes into account patients' beliefs, values, and experiences. I am also aware of the healthcare disparities that exist in marginalized communities, particularly among low-income and immigrant populations. Through my work as a PA, I hope to address these disparities and promote health equity by providing accessible and affordable healthcare to those who need it most. In addition to my interest in becoming a PA, I am also interested in exploring the role of technology in healthcare. As an information science student, I have a strong foundation in computer science and data analysis, and I believe that these skills can be applied to improve healthcare outcomes. From telemedicine to electronic medical records, technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we provide and access healthcare services, and I am excited to be a part of this transformation. Overall, my personal identity as a Latino with Cuban heritage and a mixed race background, combined with my passion for healthcare and technology, has led me to pursue a career as a PA. Through this career path, I hope to provide culturally sensitive care to patients from diverse backgrounds, address healthcare disparities in marginalized communities, and leverage technology to improve healthcare outcomes for all.
    PAC: Diversity Matters Scholarship
    As a Latino of Cuban descent, my personal identity has been shaped by my mixed racial heritage, cultural background, and family values. Growing up, I learned the importance of family, hard work, and education from my parents, who instilled these values in me and my siblings. Being of mixed race, with both African and European ancestry, has also influenced my perspective on issues of race and ethnicity, and has made me more aware of the diversity within the Latino community. As I pursue my goal of becoming a Physician Assistant, I recognize the importance of understanding and respecting the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of my patients. I believe that healthcare providers have a responsibility to provide culturally competent care, which means understanding and respecting the beliefs, values, and practices of patients from diverse backgrounds. As a Latino with mixed racial heritage, I am uniquely positioned to understand and connect with patients from diverse backgrounds. One aspect of my personal identity that I believe will be particularly important in the healthcare setting is my fluency in Spanish. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the United States, and many Latinos are more comfortable communicating in Spanish than in English. By being fluent in Spanish, I will be able to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients, and provide them with the care they need without any language barriers. In addition to language, I am also aware of the disparities in healthcare that affect minority communities, including Latinos. Latinos are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and may have less access to healthcare due to factors such as income and immigration status. As a future PA, I am committed to addressing these disparities by providing high-quality care to all patients, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. Another aspect of my personal identity that I believe will be important in the healthcare setting is my strong work ethic and dedication to helping others. Growing up in a family that valued hard work and education, I have always been motivated to achieve my goals and make a positive impact in the world. As a PA, I believe that my dedication and work ethic will allow me to provide the best possible care to my patients, and make a positive impact on their health and well-being. In conclusion, my personal identity as a Latino of Cuban descent, with mixed racial heritage, fluency in Spanish, and a strong work ethic, will influence my interactions in the healthcare setting and my goals as a future PA. By understanding and respecting the diverse backgrounds of my patients, addressing healthcare disparities, and providing high-quality care to all patients, I hope to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of my community.
    Martha Mitchell Truth Scholarship
    The Constitution is not just a historical document but also a living and evolving document that adapts to the changing needs of society. It is a powerful tool that has been used to fight for civil rights and justice throughout American history. From the abolition of slavery to the women's suffrage movement to the Civil Rights Movement, the Constitution has been a source of hope and inspiration for those who seek to make the world a better place. As an information science student, I am keenly aware of the power of technology and its impact on society. In today's digital age, the Constitution faces new challenges as the lines between privacy, security, and individual rights become increasingly blurred. The rapid pace of technological advancements, coupled with the potential for misuse, underscores the need for continued vigilance in protecting the Constitution's principles. One of the ways in which I plan to continue fighting for civil rights is by using technology to promote greater transparency and accountability. As an information science student, I am learning about the role of data and information in shaping public policy and social justice. I am committed to using my skills to develop innovative solutions that empower citizens to hold their leaders accountable and promote greater government transparency. In addition to technology, I am also committed to promoting greater diversity and inclusion in all aspects of society. As a son of a single mother Cuban refugee, I have experienced firsthand the challenges faced by marginalized communities. I believe that everyone deserves a fair and equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, or background. In the next two years, I plan to continue pursuing my education while also working full-time in a warehouse to pay for my studies. I recognize that the road ahead will not be easy, but I am committed to using every opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to make a difference in the world. In the next five years, I hope to have completed my degree in information science and secured a job that allows me to use my skills to make a meaningful impact. Whether through government, advocacy, or law, I am eager to explore different avenues for promoting social justice and civil rights. In the next ten years, I hope to have made a significant contribution to the fight for civil rights and equality. Whether through advocating for policy changes or developing innovative solutions, I am committed to using my education and skills to make a positive impact on the world. My passion for the Constitution and the principles it represents will continue to guide me as I navigate the challenges and opportunities of the future. In conclusion, the US Constitution is a powerful symbol of hope and progress, representing the values of democracy, equality, and justice. As an information science student and the son of a single mother Cuban refugee, I am committed to using my education and career to continue fighting for civil rights and social justice. Whether through technology, advocacy, or policy, I am confident that I can make a meaningful contribution to building a brighter, more equitable future for all.
    Maverick Grill and Saloon Scholarship
    Throughout my life, I have been fortunate enough to experience different cultures and perspectives, which I believe has shaped me into a unique individual. I grew up in a family that valued education and travel, which allowed me to live in different countries and learn about diverse cultures. These experiences have given me a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world around me, and have taught me to be open-minded and empathetic towards others. In addition to my multicultural background, I have always had a passion for the arts. From a young age, I discovered that I had a talent for drawing and painting, which allowed me to express myself in a unique way. Over the years, I have developed my artistic skills and have used my creativity to bring joy to others. I have volunteered at local art centers and have organized art events for underprivileged children in my community, which has allowed me to share my love for the arts with others. As I look towards the future, I am committed to giving back to my community in meaningful ways. One way that I plan to do this is by volunteering my time and skills to organizations that serve underprivileged youth. I strongly believe that every child deserves access to opportunities that can help them grow and reach their full potential, regardless of their background. As an artist, I plan to use my skills to teach children about the arts and to provide them with mentorship and support. By doing so, I hope to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. In addition to working with youth, I plan to use my language skills to assist non-English speakers in my community. I am fluent in several languages, including Spanish and French, and I recognize the importance of communication in building bridges between different communities. I plan to volunteer as a translator or interpreter for those who may not have access to these services, in order to help them navigate the challenges of living in a new country. Overall, I am committed to using my unique experiences and skills to make a positive impact in my community. I believe that everyone has something to contribute, and I am excited to be a part of a community that values diversity and inclusivity. Whether it's through art, language, or community service, I am dedicated to giving back and making a difference in the lives of those around me.