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Olivia Cioara


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My name is Olivia Cioara, and I am a first-generation American citizen. I am deeply grateful for the bountiful opportunities this great country has afforded me. My professional interests lie in the fields of teaching and medicine, as I derive immense satisfaction from supporting and helping others. In my leisure time, I indulge in pursuits such as baking, gardening, and spending quality time with my loved ones. I am an avid player of soccer, bowling, badminton, and tennis and I am equally passionate about assuming leadership roles both on and off campus. I have had the privilege of serving as an officer in ASB, and I have derived immense fulfillment from volunteering at my local church. In sum, I am a highly motivated, proactive, and industrious individual who is deeply committed to her academic and professional pursuits. I am confident that my unique blend of skills and experiences will enable me to make a meaningful contribution to any team with which I am associated.


Temecula Valley High

High School
2023 - 2027


  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      I want to help others achieve their best selves.

    • Calling clients, scheduling appointments, and creating the schedule for the week.

      2022 – Present2 years



    2020 – 20222 years


    2019 – Present5 years


    • Most Valuable Player


    2018 – Present6 years


    2013 – Present11 years


    • Most Valuable Player


    • Bible/Biblical Studies

      Church — My role is being a follower of Christ and telling others about the gospel.
      2012 – Present
    • Anthropology

      School — Donating to kids who need clothes, books, and toys.
      2016 – 2023


    • Church

      2016 – 2023
    • School

      2017 – 2018
    • ASB

      2022 – 2023

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Beach Cleanup — Picking up trash from the beach
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Church — Singing, helping kids, and working in crafts and arts
      2015 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      School — Creating the kits
      2018 – 2019

    Future Interests






    Dan Gramatic Memorial Scholarship
    My passion for healthcare transcends mere career aspirations; it is deeply ingrained in the resilience and determination of my family, particularly my parents, who defied all odds to carve out a better future for us. Coming of age in Romania, I bore witness to the formidable challenges and constrained opportunities that marked my parents' lives. My mother's upbringing was fraught with poverty and neglect, while my father grappled with the daily struggles imposed by diabetes, a condition that cast its shadow over his aspirations. In the face of these adversities, my parents harbored a shared vision: to afford their children the opportunities they themselves were denied. With unwavering resolve and fortitude, they made the courageous decision to uproot their lives and embark on a new journey in America, armed with nothing but a hundred dollars and an infant – my brother. Their leap of faith and unwavering pursuit of a brighter tomorrow have been a perennial wellspring of inspiration for me. Bearing witness to their resilience in the face of adversity instilled within me a profound reverence for the power of perseverance and the imperative of seizing opportunities. The sacrifices and steadfast determination of my parents have kindled the flames of ambition within me, instilling a deep-seated sense of gratitude for the myriad opportunities that have come my way. I am keenly cognizant of the privilege bestowed upon me by my parents' sacrifices, propelling me to honor their legacy by effectuating a meaningful impact within the realm of healthcare. My aspirations are anchored in a fervent desire to effectuate positive change and foster wellbeing within communities. I am impassioned about pursuing a vocation in medicine, wherein I can directly contribute to ameliorating the health and welfare of others. Be it through compassionate patient care, cutting-edge medical research, or impactful community outreach initiatives, I am steadfast in my commitment to leveraging my skills and knowledge to address pressing healthcare challenges and advocate for equitable access to quality care for all. Moreover, my Romanian heritage has profoundly shaped my trajectory, imbuing me with a robust moral compass, unwavering resilience, and indefatigable determination. The indomitable spirit and triumphs of my forebears serve as a poignant reminder of the transformative potential of tenacity and the imperative of doggedly pursuing one's aspirations, irrespective of the hurdles encountered along the way. In essence, my odyssey in healthcare stands as a testament to the indomitable resilience of the human spirit and the catalytic power of hope and determination. Galvanized by the sacrifices of my family and the rich cultural tapestry of Romania, I am resolutely committed to charting a course towards realizing my dreams with unwavering determination, and to effectuating a positive impact upon the world around me.
    Women in Healthcare Scholarship
    I've always been driven by a deep-seated desire to make a tangible difference in society, particularly in the realm of healthcare. From an early age, my passion for helping others was ignited, initially leading me to consider a career in education. Surrounded by dedicated teachers who shaped my formative years, I was inspired by their commitment to nurturing young minds. However, as I matured, I realized that my true calling lay in the field of healthcare, where I could directly impact people's lives by combating diseases and alleviating suffering. The motivation behind my decision to pursue a degree in healthcare stems from a deeply personal experience within my own family. Witnessing my father's daily struggles with type 2 diabetes, grappling with the challenges of managing both Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia, profoundly influenced my career aspirations. As a child, he faced limitations that prevented him from fully participating in activities enjoyed by his peers, such as physical education and indulging in sweets. This firsthand exposure to the debilitating effects of chronic illness fueled my determination to seek solutions and alleviate the burden of disease for individuals like my father. My ultimate goal is to contribute to the development of groundbreaking treatments and cures, particularly for conditions like diabetes, that impact millions worldwide. I am driven by the conviction that every illness can be addressed with the right resources, dedication, and innovative approaches. By leveraging my passion for scientific inquiry and my commitment to improving healthcare outcomes, I aspire to play a pivotal role in advancing medical knowledge and translating research into practical solutions that benefit communities globally. Moreover, I firmly believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential pillars in driving progress within the healthcare sector. As a woman entering this field, I recognize the unique perspective and strengths that I bring to the table. Studies have consistently shown that women tend to be more detail-oriented, possessing a heightened ability to discern subtle nuances and patterns. By harnessing these innate skills, I hope to contribute to more comprehensive and nuanced approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases. Furthermore, as a woman in healthcare, I aim to serve as a role model and advocate for greater gender representation in the field. By breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes, I seek to empower future generations of women to pursue careers in healthcare and fulfill their potential as agents of positive change. In essence, my decision to pursue a degree in healthcare is driven by a deeply rooted desire to make a meaningful difference in people's lives and contribute to the collective effort to improve global health outcomes. As a woman in this field, I am committed to leveraging my unique perspective and skills to advance medical knowledge, advocate for inclusivity, and ultimately, help build a healthier, more equitable world for all.
    Fall Favs: A Starbucks Stan Scholarship
    The Pumpkin Spice Latte isn't just a beverage; it's a seasonal tradition, a comforting ritual that marks the transition into autumn and all the warmth and nostalgia that comes with it. Its annual return is like the turning of a page in the book of the year, signaling the start of cozy sweaters, crisp air, and the vibrant hues of fall foliage. As I take that first sip, it's as if I'm wrapping myself in a familiar embrace, cocooned in memories of seasons past and the promise of new beginnings. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of final season, the Pumpkin Spice Latte becomes my steadfast companion, offering a moment of respite amidst the chaos. Whether I'm poring over textbooks in the library or stealing a quiet moment of reflection in the park, that familiar blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice infuses each sip with a sense of comfort and familiarity. It's a small indulgence that reminds me to slow down, to savor the season, and to appreciate the fleeting beauty of autumn. But the magic of Starbucks' fall-inspired drinks goes beyond just the taste; it's the moments and memories they inspire that truly make them special. One of my most cherished memories is of going to Starbucks with my dad. Every month, we would embark on an adventurous, fun-filled day together – whether it was a trip to Knott's Berry Farm or a lazy day at the beach – and we would always end our day at Starbucks. As we sipped our coffees, we would lose ourselves in conversation, debating everything from sports to politics to our favorite movies. And when fall rolled around, our beverage of choice was always the Pumpkin Spice Latte, its comforting warmth mirroring the bond between father and daughter. This scholarship opportunity resonates with me on a deeply personal level because it recognizes the significance of these beverages beyond their ingredients. It acknowledges the role they play in shaping our seasonal traditions and fostering connections with others. As a student who finds joy and comfort in Starbucks' autumn offerings, I am excited about the prospect of sharing my story and celebrating the unique bond that these beverages create during this special time of year. It's not just about the scholarship itself, but the opportunity to honor the memories, traditions, and moments of connection that Starbucks' fall-inspired drinks have brought into my life.
    Disney Channel Rewind Scholarship
    "Jessie and the Doofenshmirtz Dilemma" Jessie is overseeing the kids' activities at the Ross family penthouse when Phineas and Ferb suddenly appear with a strange device. Jessie: (startled) "Whoa, where did you two come from?" Phineas: (cheerfully) "Hi there! We're Phineas and Ferb, and this is Perry the Platypus. We're from another dimension." Jessie: (bewildered) "Another dimension? What's going on here?" Just then, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz steps out from behind Phineas and Ferb, wearing his lab coat and holding a peculiar-inator device. Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (smirking) "Ah, greetings, humans! Fear not, for I, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, have arrived to spread chaos and... well, mostly chaos." Jessie: (confused) "Chaos? What are you talking about?" Phineas: (explaining) "Dr. Doofenshmirtz is an evil scientist from our dimension. He's always inventing crazy inventions to take over the Tri-State Area." Ferb nods in agreement, his expression serious as always. Jessie: (realizing) "if you're from another dimension, then how did you end up here?" Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (grumbling) "It's all Perry the Platypus's fault! He sabotaged my -inator, and next thing I knew, we were transported here." Perry chatters innocently, gesturing as if to say he had no choice. Jessie: (sighing) "Well, great. Just what I needed today." Phineas and Ferb team up with the Ross kids to repair Dr. Doofenshmirtz's -inator and return to their dimension. Emma, Luke, Zuri, and Ravi join forces with Phineas, Ferb, and Jessie, trying to fix the inator. Emma's resourcefulness, Luke's mechanical aptitude, Zuri's creativity, and Ravi's scientific knowledge help fix the machine. Luke: (excitedly) "Whoa, this is like something out of one of those sci-fi movies!" Zuri: (playfully) "Yeah, but with less popcorn and more action!" Together, they overcome obstacles and challenges, building a lab and gathering rare components to reach their goal. Phineas and Ferb's inventive spirit and Jessie's guidance help keep the group focused and motivated, while the Ross kids bring their own enthusiasm and energy to the mission. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz begrudgingly finds himself impressed by the Ross kids' abilities, despite his initial intentions of causing chaos. Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (grumbling) "I must admit, you kids are not as annoying as I thought you'd be." As the group faces setbacks and moments of doubt, they rally together, drawing strength from their newfound friendship and determination to see their mission through to the end. Finally, after much trial and error, they manage to repair the -inator and activate it, sending Phineas, Ferb, Perry, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz back to their own dimension. Phineas: (grinning) "Thanks for all your help, Jessie and the Ross kids. It's been quite an adventure!" Ferb gives a thumbs up, expressing his gratitude in his own quiet way. Dr. Doofenshmirtz: (grudgingly) "Yes, yes, thank you. I suppose you're not all that bad for humans." Perry gives a farewell chirp, bidding goodbye to the Ross family before disappearing into the portal. Jessie: (smiling) "Well, that was certainly unexpected. But hey, it's all in a day's work when you're Jessie Prescott." As the portal closes behind them, Jessie and the Ross kids reflect on the exciting events of the day. Emma: (excitedly) "Did you see how we outsmarted that evil scientist?" Luke: (grinning) "Yeah, and we got to hang out with Phineas and Ferb! How cool is that?" Zuri: (playfully) "I'm gonna tell everyone at school about this. They'll never believe us!" Ravi: (proudly) "We make a formidable team, indeed. I look forward to our next adventure." The Ross kids share a laugh as they head back inside, knowing that they'll always be ready for whatever adventures come their way. End scene.