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S’Niyah Griffith

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Bio

Hello, I’m S’Niyah Griffith and as the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue something deeper than just college, I've always faced challenges head-on. Moving to Atlanta with my mom at 12 tested my resilience and determination. Despite struggles in a new environment, I maintained my academic focus and explored my passions in fashion, hair, and science. My goals, supported by my mother, and guidance from my uncle, an anesthesiologist, fueled my ambition to make a difference. These experiences honed my interpersonal skills and commitment to helping others. Inspired by the belief that "Time is our scarcest resource," I strive to make the most of every moment and am ready to embrace new challenges as I dedicate myself to Human studies. Thank you for considering my application.

Education

Riverdale High School

High School
2024 - 2023
  • GPA:
    3.5

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Health and Medical Administrative Services
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
    • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
    • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      anesthesiologist

    • Dream career goals:

    • Produce Clerk

      Little Giants Farmers Market
      2024 – Present7 months
    • Crew member

      Chick-fil-A
      2022 – 2022

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Entrepreneurship

    Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
    If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. STEM excites me because it demonstrates how our brain solves problems and how equations affect our lives. The understanding and knowledge to manipulate the principles that guide our world to create new technologies and solutions is incredibly inspiring. My favorite subject has always been science, as it challenges me to think critically and creatively about complex issues such as the human body. A job in information technology (IT) would allow me to integrate my knowledge with the power of technology to solve real-world problems. It is a field that constantly offers endless opportunities to learn and grow. I know I could make a positive impact by enforcing science and math to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility. For instance, dedicating myself to understanding the science behind how the body reacts and how it receives information, along with the medical contribution, will enhance the knowledge of human biology and could promote patient care, reduce errors, and facilitate better health outcome strategies.
    Connie Konatsotis Scholarship
    As the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue college, my journey has been one of perseverance and ambition. Growing up, I watched my mom work tirelessly to provide for us, instilling in me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. Her support for my entrepreneurial ventures in fashion and hair showed me the power of pursuing all my passions. This foundation motivates me to dedicate myself as I create my path to success, not just for myself but for my family and community. If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. STEM excites me because it demonstrates how our brain solves problems and how equations affect our lives. The understanding and knowledge to manipulate the principles that guide our world to create new technologies and solutions is incredibly inspiring. My favorite subject has always been science, as it challenges me to think critically and creatively about complex issues such as the human body. A job in information technology (IT) would allow me to integrate my knowledge with the power of technology to solve real-world problems. It is a field that constantly offers endless opportunities to learn and grow. I know I could make a positive impact by enforcing science and math to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility. For instance, dedicating myself to understanding the science behind how the body reacts and how it receives information, along with the medical contribution, will enhance the knowledge of human biology and could promote patient care, reduce errors, and facilitate better health outcomes. The greatest challenge I faced was moving to Atlanta at the age of 12 with my mom, leaving behind my familiar environment and friends. This transition was daunting, as I lost my oldest sister in the same year. Initially, I struggled to find stability and adapt to the new environment, which impacted my academic performance and emotional well-being. To overcome this challenge, I focused on my long-term goals and the values instilled in me by my mom. I dedicated myself to my studies, ensuring that my grades remained strong despite the difficulties. Simultaneously, I explored interests in fashion and hair, which was inspired by my sisters creativity when it came to trends. The dedication to stability drove a creative outlet and a sense of accomplishment. Over time, I built new friendships and developed resilience, learning to thrive in adversity along with diversity. My mom's unwavering support was crucial during this period. She constantly reminded me that success doesn't come overnight and that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. This perspective helped me stay motivated and optimistic. Ultimately, this experience taught me the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and self-reliance. It reinforced my belief that with determination and the right mindset, any obstacle can be overcome. This lesson continues to drive me as I pursue my dreams and prepare for future challenges.
    Black Leaders Scholarship
    As the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue college, my journey has been one of perseverance and ambition. Growing up, I watched my mom work tirelessly to provide for us, instilling in me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. Her support for my entrepreneurial ventures in fashion and hair showed me the power of pursuing all my passions. This foundation motivates me to dedicate myself as I create my path to success, not just for myself but for my family and community. If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. The greatest challenge I faced was moving to Atlanta at the age of 12 with my mom, leaving behind my familiar environment and friends. This transition was daunting, as I lost my oldest sister in the same year. Initially, I struggled to find stability and adapt to the new environment, which impacted my academic performance and emotional well-being. To overcome this challenge, I focused on my long-term goals and the values instilled in me by my mom. I dedicated myself to my studies, ensuring that my grades remained strong despite the difficulties. Simultaneously, I explored interests in fashion and hair, which was inspired by my sisters creativity when it came to trends. The dedication to stability drove a creative outlet and a sense of accomplishment. Over time, I built new friendships and developed resilience, learning to thrive in adversity along with diversity. My mom's unwavering support was crucial during this period. She constantly reminded me that success doesn't come overnight and that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. This perspective helped me stay motivated and optimistic. Ultimately, this experience taught me the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and self-reliance. It reinforced my belief that with determination and the right mindset, any obstacle can be overcome. This lesson continues to drive me as I pursue my dreams and prepare for future challenges. In conclusion, a couple of people have helped to inspire and develop who I am but I’m most inspired by my dedication.
    Hester Richardson Powell Memorial Service Scholarship
    As the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue college, my journey has been one of perseverance and ambition. Growing up, I watched my mom work tirelessly to provide for us, instilling in me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. Her support for my entrepreneurial ventures in fashion and hair showed me the power of pursuing all my passions. This foundation motivates me to dedicate myself as I create my path to success, not just for myself but for my family and community. If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. STEM excites me because it demonstrates how our brain solves problems and how equations affect our lives. The understanding and knowledge to manipulate the principles that guide our world to create new technologies and solutions is incredibly inspiring. My favorite subject has always been science, as it challenges me to think critically and creatively about complex issues such as the human body. A job in information technology (IT) would allow me to integrate my knowledge with the power of technology to solve real-world problems. It is a field that constantly offers endless opportunities to learn and grow. I know I could make a positive impact by enforcing science and math to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility. For instance, dedicating myself to understanding the science behind how the body reacts and how it receives information, along with the medical contribution, will enhance the knowledge of human biology and could promote patient care, reduce errors, and facilitate better health outcomes. The greatest challenge I faced was moving to Atlanta at the age of 12 with my mom, leaving behind my familiar environment and friends. This transition was daunting, as I lost my oldest sister in the same year. Initially, I struggled to find stability and adapt to the new environment, which impacted my academic performance and emotional well-being. To overcome this challenge, I focused on my long-term goals and the values instilled in me by my mom. I dedicated myself to my studies, ensuring that my grades remained strong despite the difficulties. Simultaneously, I explored interests in fashion and hair, which was inspired by my sisters creativity when it came to trends. The dedication to stability drove a creative outlet and a sense of accomplishment. Over time, I built new friendships and developed resilience, learning to thrive in adversity along with diversity. My mom's unwavering support was crucial during this period. She constantly reminded me that success doesn't come overnight and that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. This perspective helped me stay motivated and optimistic. Ultimately, this experience taught me the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and self-reliance. It reinforced my belief that with determination and the right mindset, any obstacle can be overcome. This lesson continues to drive me as I pursue my dreams and prepare for future challenges.
    Trees for Tuition Scholarship Fund
    As the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue college, my journey has been one of perseverance and ambition. Growing up, I watched my mom work tirelessly to provide for us, instilling in me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. Her support for my entrepreneurial ventures in fashion and hair showed me the power of pursuing all my passions. This foundation motivates me to dedicate myself as I create my path to success, not just for myself but for my family and community. If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. STEM excites me because it demonstrates how our brain solves problems and how equations affect our lives. The understanding and knowledge to manipulate the principles that guide our world to create new technologies and solutions is incredibly inspiring. My favorite subject has always been science, as it challenges me to think critically and creatively about complex issues such as the human body. A job in information technology (IT) would allow me to integrate my knowledge with the power of technology to solve real-world problems. It is a field that constantly offers endless opportunities to learn and grow. I know I could make a positive impact by enforcing science and math to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility. For instance, dedicating myself to understanding the science behind how the body reacts and how it receives information, along with the medical contribution, will enhance the knowledge of human biology and could promote patient care, reduce errors, and facilitate better health outcomes. The greatest challenge I faced was moving to Atlanta at the age of 12 with my mom, leaving behind my familiar environment and friends. This transition was daunting, as I lost my oldest sister in the same year. Initially, I struggled to find stability and adapt to the new environment, which impacted my academic performance and emotional well-being. To overcome this challenge, I focused on my long-term goals and the values instilled in me by my mom. I dedicated myself to my studies, ensuring that my grades remained strong despite the difficulties. Simultaneously, I explored interests in fashion and hair, which was inspired by my sisters creativity when it came to trends. The dedication to stability drove a creative outlet and a sense of accomplishment. Over time, I built new friendships and developed resilience, learning to thrive in adversity along with diversity. My mom's unwavering support was crucial during this period. She constantly reminded me that success doesn't come overnight and that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. This perspective helped me stay motivated and optimistic. Ultimately, this experience taught me the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and self-reliance. It reinforced my belief that with determination and the right mindset, any obstacle can be overcome. This lesson continues to drive me as I pursue my dreams and prepare for future challenges.
    Ray’s Supply Scholarship
    Winner
    As the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue college, my journey has been one of perseverance and ambition. Growing up, I watched my mom work tirelessly to provide for us, instilling in me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. Her support for my entrepreneurial ventures in fashion and hair showed me the power of pursuing all my passions. This foundation motivates me to dedicate myself as I create my path to success, not just for myself but for my family and community. If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. STEM excites me because it demonstrates how our brain solves problems and how equations affect our lives. The understanding and knowledge to manipulate the principles that guide our world to create new technologies and solutions is incredibly inspiring. My favorite subject has always been science, as it challenges me to think critically and creatively about complex issues such as the human body. A job in information technology (IT) would allow me to integrate my knowledge with the power of technology to solve real-world problems. It is a field that constantly offers endless opportunities to learn and grow. I know I could make a positive impact by enforcing science and math to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility. For instance, dedicating myself to understanding the science behind how the body reacts and how it receives information, along with the medical contribution, will enhance the knowledge of human biology and could promote patient care, reduce errors, and facilitate better health outcomes. The greatest challenge I faced was moving to Atlanta at the age of 12 with my mom, leaving behind my familiar environment and friends. This transition was daunting, as I lost my oldest sister in the same year. Initially, I struggled to find stability and adapt to the new environment, which impacted my academic performance and emotional well-being. To overcome this challenge, I focused on my long-term goals and the values instilled in me by my mom. I dedicated myself to my studies, ensuring that my grades remained strong despite the difficulties. Simultaneously, I explored interests in fashion and hair, which was inspired by my sisters creativity when it came to trends. The dedication to stability drove a creative outlet and a sense of accomplishment. Over time, I built new friendships and developed resilience, learning to thrive in adversity along with diversity. My mom's unwavering support was crucial during this period. She constantly reminded me that success doesn't come overnight and that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. This perspective helped me stay motivated and optimistic. Ultimately, this experience taught me the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and self-reliance. It reinforced my belief that with determination and the right mindset, any obstacle can be overcome. This lesson continues to drive me as I pursue my dreams and prepare for future challenges.
    Young Women in STEM Scholarship
    1. As the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue college, my journey has been one of perseverance and ambition. Growing up, I watched my mom work tirelessly to provide for us, instilling in me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. Her support for my entrepreneurial ventures in fashion and hair showed me the power of pursuing all my passions. This foundation motivates me to dedicate myself as I create my path to success, not just for myself but for my family and community. If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. 2. What excites you about STEM? How do you feel you could make a positive impact on the world through a job in information technology? STEM excites me because it demonstrates how our brain solves problems and how equations affect our lives. The understanding and knowledge to manipulate the principles that guide our world to create new technologies and solutions is incredibly inspiring. My favorite subject has always been science, as it challenges me to think critically and creatively about complex issues such as the human body. A job in information technology (IT) would allow me to integrate my knowledge with the power of technology to solve real-world problems. It is a field that constantly offers endless opportunities to learn and grow. I know I could make a positive impact by enforcing science and math to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility. For instance, dedicating myself to understanding the science behind how the body reacts and how it receives information, along with the medical contribution, will enhance the knowledge of human biology and could promote patient care, reduce errors, and facilitate better health outcomes. 3. Please describe the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome and how you managed to get past it. The greatest challenge I faced was moving to Atlanta at the age of 12 with my mom, leaving behind my familiar environment and friends. This transition was daunting, as I lost my oldest sister in the same year. Initially, I struggled to find stability and adapt to the new environment, which impacted my academic performance and emotional well-being. To overcome this challenge, I focused on my long-term goals which was to pursue every obstacle I’m faced with; these values instilled in me by my mom. I dedicated myself to my studies, ensuring that my grades remained strong despite the difficulties. Simultaneously, I explored interests in fashion and hair, which was inspired by my sisters creativity when it came to trends. My mom bought me everything I needed from the tools to make the clothing and designs to every hair product needed. While it’s a good way for me to express my creativity, I still didn’t get the feeling of having stability in my future. My mom then started helping me search different careers related to science which has always been my favorite subject. She then told me to talk to my uncle who was an anesthesiologist. At first it was just something that seemed challenging and provided the financial support I longed for but he then provided me with more knowledge on the subject and the pros and cons. As an anesthesiologist It would allow me to be more than the African American girl who defies the odds and becomes successful. Now not only will I be given the chance to actually face the greatest challenge of all which includes saving citizens, but I can ensure people receive the service they deserve. The dedication to stability drove a creative outlet and a sense of accomplishment. Over time, I built new friendships and developed resilience, learning to thrive in adversity along with diversity. My mom's unwavering support was crucial during this period. She constantly reminded me that success doesn't come overnight and that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. This perspective helped me stay motivated and optimistic. Ultimately, this experience taught me the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and self-reliance. It reinforced my belief that with determination and the right mindset, any obstacle can be overcome. This lesson continues to drive me as I pursue my dreams and prepare for future challenges.