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Jade Pelayo


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I have a passion for learning and helping others. I hope that financial situations won't get in the way of me expressing my devotion!


Stevens High School

High School
2020 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions
    • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:



      2017 – 20192 years


      • RRISD and RCAS

        Christmas, Fall, All State, UIL, and Solo and Ensemble Concerts
        2016 – Present

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        RCAS — Tour Guide
        2023 – 2023
      Tim Gjoraas Science and Education Scholarship
      Science, sparking my curiosity and potential, has always been in the back of my mind. From a young age, I found myself fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world and the wonders of every microscopic thing around us. This passion has propelled my devotion towards my academics. It is the motivation behind my pursuit of the Tim Gjoraas Scholarship and a science-based bachelor’s degree. Growing up, I was a relentless reader, always eager to discover things beyond my knowledge. One fateful day, I stumbled upon a book about the wonders of the world. It spoke of how each swirl behind sunflower seeds is an endless formula, how there is darkness beyond our reach within oceans, and what happens inside the body in just one breath. The realization that science had the power to unveil the secrets of the universe fueled my determination to pursue a career in STEM! As I progressed, I discovered the life sciences. The intricate web of biology, the ironically large world of cells, and the mechanisms that sustain life got my undivided attention. I embarked on a mission to understand the intricate workings of the human body. This fervor led me to investigate the medical field, where I would have the chance to contribute to mankind’s understanding of the miracles of human life. These experiences have allowed me to learn about the transformative power of science to solve complex biological puzzles. My passion for science isn't limited to the academic realm. I firmly believe that science is a place for change and progress. It has the potential to address global issues, from climate change to healthcare issues. It's this conviction that has driven me to participate in job shadows, expanding my knowledge at the Hangar Prosthetic Clinic. My involvement in this clinic has demonstrated that science is not just a subject of study; it is a tool for empowerment and societal change. The way these patients would light up at the sight of not a burden, but a personalized tool. To transform their potential despite the hardships. Furthermore, the ever-bright outlook of scientific research constantly fuels my passion. I am inspired by the groundbreaking discoveries in areas like stem cells, organic chemistry, and the bonds between thousands of atoms. These advancements underline the limitless potential of science to shape our future. I am dedicated to being a part of this exciting journey, contributing to my skillset. As I look forward to my academic future, I recognize the great value of a scholarship in science. It will allow me to fully take advantage of my studies, pursue research opportunities, and engage in cutting-edge projects. This support will not only enable me to further my scientific aspirations but also contribute to the advancement of human knowledge. In conclusion, my passion for science is vast. I want to explore the unknown, push the boundaries of my knowledge and harness the power of scientific knowledge for the betterment of those in need. I am driven by curiosity, a desire to make meaningful contributions, and the belief that science is the key to unlocking a brighter future for myself. With this scholarship, I hope to continue my journey of scientific discovery and make a lasting impact on healthcare through my passion for science.