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Priscilla Powell


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I am a fun, caring, and compassionate person who desires to be like Jesus. I thoroughly enjoy playing the piano, and singing, I love spending time with God, cooking meals, reading, exercising, studying, sitting outside in the sun, and spending time with loved ones. I attend Oral Roberts University, and I am majoring in Psychology BSc, with a minor in music. With the knowledge from my degree and future knowledge, I hope to use this to start my own practice, empower and help people who have been abused and traumatized, specifically women and children. I would also like to get a masters in Art Psychology to help clients to express themselves in different ways other than talking. Learning about Black Psychology is also my passion, and is something I hope to use to educate black communities so that they can be educated about their history and how this influences them. I believe that I would be a worthy candidate because my areas of interest are not popular (eg: Art Psychology and Black Psychology) but are necessary. In mastering these areas, I think that I will be able to make a significant difference in the lives of others by using creative methods. One of the main reasons for studying this field is because I feel the pain of others, and want children to avoid as much pain possible when they get older by helping them in their young age. With my many areas of interest and compassion, I think that all my experience will work together to help me get where I want to be, however, I need financial help to fulfill my dreams and ambitions.


Oral Roberts University

Bachelor's degree program
2020 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General
  • Minors:
    • Religious Music and Worship


  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      Get my doctorate and be able to treat clients, mainly children using my acquired skills and knowledge. I also would like to help victims of abuse in trying to help them get their life back and see their worth again. Having my own blogging site and posting weekly podcasts to help people grow, teach them see themselves as Christ sees them, and perhaps have my own therapeutic practice.

    • Babysitter

      2020 – Present4 years
    • Geovisionary

      Global Learning Center at Oral Roberts University
      2022 – Present2 years
    • A volunteer where I did house visits with foster families, meetings, and admin.

      Fostering People
      2016 – 2016
    • Server

      Cracker Barrel
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Barista

      Hava Java
      2021 – 2021
    • Retail Associate

      The Range
      2020 – 2020


    Track & Field

    2017 – 2017


    • HOPE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES (New Testament Church of God denomination)

      Every church service
      2020 – Present
    • New Testament Church of God

      Played the keyboard weekly
      2015 – 2020
    • Untitled

      Sang at school production
      2017 – 2017
    • New Testament Church of God UK

      2011 – 2017

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      The Children's Society — Helping and serving customers on the cash register, cleaning the store front, steaming clothes, and putting the clothes out to the main part of the store,
      2015 – 2017

    Future Interests





    She Rose in STEAM Scholarship
    As a psychology major, I am deeply interested in the mind and its effects on behavior. My Psychology course has helped me to understand how our experiences and environments can bring life-changing results, positive or negative, which influence our mental health. I have learned how abuse can directly cause changes in the brain, even if it is not physical, because of the traumatic nature of an event. To me, it is important to keep in mind that minorities are affected mentally just as much physically and that mental health can have direct effects on their physical health, hence the importance of addressing it. By getting my degree, I will help improve the mental health of minorities by supporting them in the healing process. This is important to me because I do not want them to feel worthless, or act out of anger, bitterness, insecurity, or pain, but from knowing who they are, what they have overcome, and being proud of that. Continual mistreatment, unequal opportunities, racial profiling, hate crimes, sexual harassment, and other abusive behaviors (not just discriminatory behaviors, but also from people they may have trusted) have put minorities’ mental health at stake. Additionally, not having therapists and mental health workers from an ethnic minority person’s background can make it more difficult for minorities to seek help; not seeking help only worsens their mental health. This is why as a black woman, I would approach the issue by having focus groups, writing blogs, and going into crime-populated areas, schools, and other institutions to assist in bringing healing and to support such persons in overcoming such issues they face. There’s healing in sharing one's thoughts and emotions; sharing can help with stress, anxious and depressive thoughts, and even the onset of a disorder. If a person is already dealing with such thoughts and behaviors, I would help them learn how to combat them by using healthy coping mechanisms, so they can enjoy each day more fully. In addition to educating them, I would also like to be the voice that reminds ethnic minorities of the beauty in their culture, language, attire, values, and appearance. Since their differences have often been castigated and labeled as ‘inappropriate’ or ‘ugly’, causing them to dislike themselves and their culture, a feeling of low self-esteem usually affects all aspects of their life. Teaching them to embrace their differences would help them feel secure about themselves and push them to pursue whatever career they wish, even if the field is poorly represented. Changing how they think about themselves could just increase representation in a field because they have better self-esteem. Therapy is the main method I would use to aid minorities to express themselves in various ways. Sometimes therapy and counseling are condemned by these groups. This just makes mental health worse, if suppressed emotions and thoughts do not have an outlet. I would use therapy to help minority persons make sense of their emotions and thoughts, aid them in the healing process, and attest to the value of therapy and counseling. My degree would give me skills in helping them to identify anything that has been repressed or suppressed. Even though I plan to use methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I would also like to use artistic techniques like music, painting, writing, dancing, and other forms of art so that clients can express themselves in other ways instead of just talking. There is something powerful about the arts that helps our minds and bodies to heal in a special and unique way, especially when it’s personal and something that is appreciated in the individual’s culture.