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Molly Fitzpatrick

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Bio

Currently, I am a senior at Shalom Christian Academy, and my goal is to become a Pharmacist. The field of Pharmacy reflects my driven nature in academics and my love of caring for people. After I attend a four-year liberal arts college, and get my degree at a Pharmacy school, I would like to begin my career as a Travel Pharmacist. I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. Something unique about me is that I am profoundly deaf but aided by Cochlear Implants. I am very passionate about sustainability and traveling on mission trips to care for those in need. I am very excited for college because I will learn so much from my fellow students and the professors who are ready to pour into me. Overall, my life goals are to travel the world, serve others now and during my future career, and learn as much as I can throughout my life.

Education

Shalom Christian Academy

High School
2011 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Majors of interest:

    • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Pharmaceuticals

    • Dream career goals:

      I want to become a Travel Pharmacist, so I can travel and serve those I encounter in my field

      Sports

      Volleyball

      Varsity
      2017 – Present7 years

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Adopt-a-highway — Leader/organizer
        2020 – Present

      Future Interests

      Volunteering

      Entrepreneurship

      Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship
      Sometimes at night I lie awake in bed considering the utter silence that envelops me, and the realization I am not like most others strikes me for the thousandth time. Although I have not necessarily viewed my deafness as a disability or a weakness, it has come with many challenges and obstacles I had to overcome. Since I received my first cochlear implant at the age of one, my parents, alongside audiologists and speech therapists, have worked tirelessly to bring my hearing to the level that it is at today. Sometimes I wonder why I was given the gift of cochlear implants, because I could have been born in an era without the technology I have today. Obviously, it took over a decade for my speech and hearing to be sufficiently developed. I can attest to the fact that it was not easy, and even today I still face challenges because of my disability. Although cochlear implants have completely changed my life, I still face challenges with my hearing. In some settings it is hard to hear with precision and anything with an earbud remains useless to me. When I was younger, I tended to pretend I could understand everything people were saying. As I grow, I continue to learn that standing up for myself is necessary and crucial for success. Not only asking for clarification, but making sure I understand what is being said. Besides my hearing, I often worry about my devices dying or malfunctioning. I have experienced instances where my implants died, and I even lost one on a canoeing trip. Ultimately, I try not to view my disability as a setback or something bothersome, but rather something that pushes me to stand up for myself and it challenges me to go above and beyond what others expect of me. Now, I can look back and see how far I’ve come with the help of my family and many others who impacted me through this journey. Not only has my disability taught me to seize opportunities, but it has also taught me the value of hard work and dedication. This has served to shape my perspective on life, and I want to use my experiences to help others. One thing that is now clear, is that there are many career fields that I would not adapt to easily and my hearing limitations would prevent me from doing certain things. However, my interest in Pharmacy has grown, because I believe it is a career I could pursue despite my disability and one I can excel in.
      Morgan Levine Dolan Community Service Scholarship
      Something many people don’t know about me is that I am profoundly deaf and hear only by means of Cochlear Implants. While I realize that being deaf has its limitations, it has also taught me a lot throughout my life. One thing I have learned is that there are many career fields that I would not adapt to easily and my hearing limitations would prevent me from doing certain things. However, my interest in Pharmacy has grown, because I believe it is a career I could pursue despite my disability and one I can excel in. I have had to adapt to the hearing world and learn to advocate for myself in situations where I cannot hear. I try not to view my disability as a setback or something bothersome, but rather as something that pushes me to stand up for myself and challenges me to go above and beyond what others expect of me. My goal is to go to a liberal arts college for Pre-pharmacy, with a major in Biochemistry, and after those four years, I plan to get my Pharm. D at a graduate school. At this point, I am still uncertain which college I will attend and the financial aid package each one offers will play a big role in my choice. Scholarships like this are an opportunity for me to pursue a career that involves much investment in time and money with less fear of massive debt. While I attend college I want to be able to focus on my studies as I prepare for my future, along with building relationships that will last a lifetime. Besides that, I will possibly travel abroad, go on mission trips, serve those in the community, join clubs, and play sports for a well-rounded college experience. So as I get a job after getting my degree, I will want to focus on adapting to that position and being aware of opportunities to help those I work with and the patients I fill out prescriptions for. Depending on job options, I would like to find a job as a travel Pharmacist, so that I can experience different cultures and lifestyles wherever I go. My ultimate goal in my career is to use my gifts to serve my future patients, colleagues, and those in my community. While learning and growing in wisdom from the guidance of those I will meet through my career. I am looking forward to college because it is a time where I can grow academically, build new relationships, and prepare for my future, and having scholarships can help me achieve those goals. With this scholarship, I can pursue a well-rounded education that will prepare me to serve those in my community, and wherever I go, and I can focus on achieving those goals wholeheartedly.
      Bulchand and Laxmi Motwani Memorial Scholarship
      Sometimes at night I lie awake in bed considering the utter silence that envelops me, and the realization I am not like most others strikes me for the thousandth time. Although I have not necessarily viewed my deafness as a disability or a weakness, it has come with many challenges and obstacles I had to overcome. Since I received my first cochlear implant at the age of one, my parents, alongside audiologists and speech therapists, have worked tirelessly to bring my hearing to the level that it is at today. Sometimes I wonder why I was given the gift of cochlear implants, because I could have been born in an era without the technology I have today. Obviously, it took over a decade for my speech and hearing to be sufficiently developed. I can attest to the fact that it was not easy, and even today I still face challenges because of my disability. Although cochlear implants have completely changed my life, I still face challenges with my hearing. In some settings it is hard to hear with precision and anything with an earbud remains useless to me. When I was younger, I tended to pretend I could understand everything people were saying. As I grow, I continue to learn that standing up for myself is necessary and crucial for success. Not only asking for clarification, but making sure I understand what is being said. Besides my hearing, I often worry about my devices dying or malfunctioning. I have experienced instances where my implants died, and I even lost one on a canoeing trip. Ultimately, I try not to view my disability as a setback or something bothersome, but rather something that pushes me to stand up for myself and it challenges me to go above and beyond what others expect of me. Now, I can look back and see how far I’ve come with the help of my family and many others who impacted me through this journey. Not only has my disability taught me to seize opportunities, but it has also taught me the value of hard work and dedication. This has served to shape my perspective on life, and I want to use my experiences to help others. One thing that is now clear, is that there are many career fields that I would not adapt to easily and my hearing limitations would prevent me from doing certain things. However, my interest in Pharmacy has grown, because I believe it is a career I could pursue despite my disability and one I can excel in.
      Avani Doshi Memorial Scholarship
      Something many people don’t know about me is that I am profoundly deaf and hear only by means of Cochlear Implants. While I realize that being deaf has its limitations, it has also taught me a lot throughout my life. One thing I have learned is that there are many career fields that I would not adapt to easily and my hearing limitations would prevent me from doing certain things. However, my interest in Pharmacy has grown, because I believe it is a career I could pursue despite my disability and one I can excel in. I have had to adapt to the hearing world and learn to advocate for myself in situations where I cannot hear. I try not to view my disability as a setback or something bothersome, but rather as something that pushes me to stand up for myself and challenges me to go above and beyond what others expect of me. My goal is to go to a liberal arts college for Pre-pharmacy, with a major in Biochemistry, and after those four years, I plan to get my Pharm. D at a graduate school. At this point, I am still uncertain which college I will attend and the financial aid package each one offers will play a big role in my choice. Scholarships like this are an opportunity for me to pursue a career that involves much investment in time and money with less fear of massive debt. While I attend college I want to be able to focus on my studies as I prepare for my future, along with building relationships that will last a lifetime. Besides that, I will possibly travel abroad, go on mission trips, serve those in the community, join clubs, and play sports for a well-rounded college experience. So as I get a job after getting my degree, I will want to focus on adapting to that position and being aware of opportunities to help those I work with and the patients I fill out prescriptions for. Depending on job options, I would like to find a job as a travel Pharmacist, so that I can experience different cultures and lifestyles wherever I go. My ultimate goal in my career is to use my gifts to serve my future patients, colleagues, and those in my community. While learning and growing in wisdom from the guidance of those I will meet throughout my career. I am looking forward to college because it is a time where I can grow academically, build new relationships, and prepare for my future, and having scholarships can help me achieve those goals. Not only can I achieve my goals, but I can also impact others through my career in Pharmacy. I am excited to exercise my passion for serving others and by doing that, I can make a positive impact on the lives of those I encounter. With this scholarship, I can pursue a well-rounded education that will prepare me to serve those in my community, and wherever I go, and I can focus on achieving those goals wholeheartedly.
      Honorable Shawn Long Memorial Scholarship
      Something many people don’t know about me is that I am profoundly deaf and hear only by means of Cochlear Implants. While I realize that being deaf has its limitations, it has also taught me a lot throughout my life. One thing I have learned is that there are many career fields that I would not adapt to easily and my hearing limitations would prevent me from doing certain things. However, my interest in Pharmacy has grown, because I believe it is a career I could pursue despite my disability and one I can excel in. I have had to adapt to the hearing world and learn to advocate for myself in situations where I cannot hear. I try not to view my disability as a setback or something bothersome, but rather as something that pushes me to stand up for myself and challenges me to go above and beyond what others expect of me. My goal is to go to a liberal arts college for Pre-pharmacy, with a major in Biochemistry, and after those four years, I plan to get my Pharm. D at a graduate school. At this point, I am still uncertain which college I will attend and the financial aid package each one offers will play a big role in my choice. Scholarships like this are an opportunity for me to pursue a career that involves much investment in time and money with less fear of massive debt. While I attend college I want to be able to focus on my studies as I prepare for my future, along with building relationships that will last a lifetime. Besides that, I will possibly travel abroad, go on mission trips, serve those in the community, join clubs, and play sports for a well-rounded college experience. So as I get a job after getting my degree, I will want to focus on adapting to that position and being aware of opportunities to help those I work with and the patients I fill out prescriptions for. Depending on job options, I would like to find a job as a travel Pharmacist, so that I can experience different cultures and lifestyles wherever I go. My ultimate goal in my career is to use my gifts to serve my future patients, colleagues, and those in my community. While learning and growing in wisdom from the guidance of those I will meet through my career. I am looking forward to college because it is a time where I can grow academically, build new relationships, and prepare for my future, and having scholarships can help me achieve those goals. With this scholarship, I can pursue a well-rounded education that will prepare me to serve those in my community, and wherever I go, and I can focus on achieving those goals wholeheartedly.