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Hudson Gerdin


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Ever since I was just a little kid, my love and passion for schooling and learning has always been one of my top priorities. Coming from a loving family of four, both of my parents have given me lots of knowledge and support as a first generation college student traveling three hours away from home. I think one of the top reasons why I wanna go to college is because my parents never really had the money when they were in their late teenage years, so with the opportunity I have with my good grades and skills, I believe I can be the first to graduate from college. With this thought process of how I will be paying, however, is my one real major concern since I don’t have a crazy amount saved up and my parents aren’t really able to fund that much for me. With the help of many communities and people who are using their own hard- earned money, giving it to someone who wants to achieve a pathway never done before, helps me have a chance at decreasing the amount of money I will still have to pay once I graduate college. All in all, I’m gonna try anything I can to help my finances and the way of life I'll live while studying the methods of business at UW-La Crosse through the availability of earning scholarships.


Neenah High School

High School
2020 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Financial Services

    • Dream career goals:

      Becoming a Financial Analyst or Investment Banker


      Cross-Country Running

      Junior Varsity
      2020 – 20211 year


      2020 – 20233 years


      • Varsity Letter

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Neenah Soccer Club — I was overseeing the kids and helping them
        2021 – 2023

      Future Interests



      Greer Innovation, A Scholarship For Creatives
      Ever since the day I started high school, my whole thought process on what my true values were really paved the way to what I think about all the time: my skills. Before high school, I was someone who would really be involved in whatever the class was talking about, so I knew that not only was I learning but I was practicing my skill of listening when others were talking. With other basic skills I learned in school, I learned many other real- life skills, like working a job that I started the moment I turned 15. These responsibilities along with the stressful life of being a student athlete really shifted my perspective on becoming this young adult who needs to leave his childhood in the past. Going back to what I said at the beginning, this was the time I changed. I have changed from a child into an adult. The effects of my transition made me think a lot about my future plans and desires of going to college and pursuing a degree in the business field as I created my own at 16, generating a passive income along with my 10-15 hours a week job. To the people I was really close with when I was younger really haven't changed, however it's starting to set in that I won't be seeing the people I've been seeing my whole life in a matter of months. Anyways, the term creativity can be defined in my perspective as goals which you strive to achieve through the hard work you complete in the present, as it is only a step closer to where you wanna be when you are older. Business is the center of my creativity, it always has been from the moment I became an adult at 15. Bringing my ideas to the surface, I'm hopeful that my confidence and success can be talked about and preached to the people who need someone to assist them in their journey to being what they wanna be throughout the world. Moving to the current conditions of my high school, I feel we lack this creativity to give students the confidence and the opportunity to make themselves successful. Something I think that could solve this problem would be to really meet and talk with the students who have demonstrated academic success and have shown community support with awards they deserve to give them confidence to perform well in college. All in all, this ideology that if you receive good grades and take time out of your day to volunteer for your community for this award you get from your school will better help engagement within each classroom at my high school.