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Justin Stearns


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My life goals include making a positive impact on the world in as many ways as possible, which involves both working with youth as a youth pastor, and being involved in the community by continuing to volunteer as a certified firefighter, and hopefully continuing my training to become an EMT. I am extremely passionate about saving people’s lives, in order to give them another chance to make the right choices. I also want to work with the upcoming generation to influence them to make the right choices, so they can have an impact for good someday. I believe that I am a good candidate because if I continue to work hard, and can get scholarships, I will be able to graduate from college debt free, which will mean that I can much better accomplish my goals in life. I would not be bound to paying off student loans, so I could better use my money to make an impact, and do things like donate to charitable causes. I could raise a family with enough to teach them how to give and care for others too. I have many talents, and I want to be able to use them for God’s glory, because He gave them to me. Scholarships would definitely open more doors for me to better serve my fellow humans.


Maranatha Baptist University

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries
  • Minors:
    • Religious Music and Worship

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Trade School
2021 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other

Abeka Academy: Homeschool Program

High School
2018 - 2022
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      youth ministry

    • Dream career goals:

      Youth Pastor

    • Lawn mower/landscaping

      Affordable Lawn Care
      2022 – 2022
    • State certified volunteer firefighter

      Wheaton Fire & Rescue
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Apprentice

      Brightside Electric LLC
      2022 – 2022



    2022 – 2022


    • 2nd place winners


    2022 – Present2 years


    • 2nd place winners

    Cross-Country Running

    Junior Varsity
    2015 – 20161 year


    • 7th place medal
    • 11th place medal
    • 36th place ribbon
    • 37th place ribbon
    • 2nd place team awards


    • internet

      Maranatha Baptist University — Researcher/Writer
      2022 – Present


    • piano player
      2009 – Present
    • Chippewa Valley homeschool choir

      2009 – 2021

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Wheaton Fire & Rescue — State Certified Firefighter
      2021 – Present

    Future Interests



    Chief Lawrence J. Nemec Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    Ever since I was a little kid, I had a passion for helping others. As I have grown, that passion has continued to develop more and more. My parents were a big influence in this aspect of my life by teaching me the truths of the Bible land encouraging me to be like Jesus, who had genuine compassion for all, especially those in need. I am a Christian, which means that I am a follower of Christ, and I want to be like him. I have also always had a love adventure, and greatly enjoy doing anything that involves physical activity, especially when that activity has a reward. And for me personally, there is no greater reward than saving someone’s life. If I can give someone a second chance to make the right decisions in life, that is the best thing I could possibly ask for. So when I found out more about volunteering as a firefighter, I immediately knew that it was something I wanted to do. I got involved at my local station, and started making good friends with my coworkers. I went through training, where I made more friends. I love getting to be part of my community, especially reaching out to those who are hurting and in need. I have now been a volunteer firefighter for a year, and have experienced much in that time. I absolutely love everything about it, and will continue to serve my community in this way for as long as I can. I am also hoping to become an EMT very soon as well. I love helping people, no matter what circumstances they are in. My career choice is youth ministry, which is another way that I can invest in helping my fellow humans. I want to be able to get through college debt free so that I am open and available for more opportunities, and to be able to be more involved with things like firefighting and my community. I am truly the happiest when I am serving other people, no matter how dangerous it is. To me, it is completely worth the risk of putting my life on the line to be able to save someone else. I have never once regretted sacrificing my time and energy for others, as that brings true joy and happiness to life. I have had close calls before, where my life flashed before my eyes, but I would gladly keep doing what I love, because I know that I am ready to die if that’s what God wants for me, but many other people are not. I hope and pray that I may be able to make an impact on as many people as possible while I am here on earth, so that they can be ready for eternity, and maybe have an impact on others themselves. Volunteering is the best! -Justin Stearns