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Sudarshan Khanal

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Bio

Greetings! I am an international student from Nepal, committed to both expanding my knowledge and serving the community in every conceivable manner. I study at Collin College and juggle a part-time job to fund my education. A shift from university to community college became necessary due to financial hardships stemming from a devastating flood and subsequent loss of property back home. My passion for science and engineering manifested in achievements such as launching the first weather balloon in Nepal. I led a team of five to clinch victories in two different national-level competitions by creating an innovative electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike. These experiences solidified my love for computers, learning, and engineering. After battling Covid-19, I volunteered in a food distribution campaign, aiming to alleviate the hunger of fellow patients. Serving the community and bringing joy to people in challenging times has always been a source of profound happiness for me. I've developed interest in skilled-based work, prompting me to obtain my electrical apprentice license. I'm engrossed in learning programming and pursue certifications from industry leaders like CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO. Inspired by my father, a retired teacher, I've always held the belief that education and knowledge possess unparalleled transformative power. With an unwavering dedication to not only personal growth but also the education of others, I envision making learning and service a cornerstone of my life's journey.

Education

Collin County Community College District

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2025
  • Majors:
    • Security Science and Technology

Dallas County Community College District

Associate's degree program
2022 - 2023
  • Majors:
    • Computer Engineering

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Bachelor's degree program
2021 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Computer Engineering

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Computer Science
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Software and Media Applications
    • Social Work
    • Security Science and Technology
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Computer & Network Security

    • Dream career goals:

      Senior Engineer

    • Senior IT Consultant

      MacroGeeks
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Cashier

      Subway
      2022 – 20231 year
    • Student Employee

      Cross Food Services
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Web Designer

      Aamakobakas
      2020 – 20211 year
    • Teacher's Assistant

      Butwal Public School
      2019 – 20201 year

    Sports

    Bodybuilding

    Club
    2022 – Present2 years

    Ice Hockey

    Club
    2021 – Present3 years

    Table Tennis

    Club
    2018 – Present6 years

    Bowling

    Club
    2020 – Present4 years

    Cycling

    Club
    2019 – Present5 years

    Badminton

    Club
    2017 – Present7 years

    Research

    • Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

      Department of hydrology and meteorology — Engineer
      2018 – 2020

    Arts

    • St. Xavier's College

      Painting
      2012 – Present
    • BPS

      Music
      2013 – 2018

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      St Xavier's college- Aamakoghar — Volunteer
      2019 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      Divine Youth Club — Supervisor
      2017 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Chris Jackson Computer Science Education Scholarship
    My journey into the realm of computer science began not in a classroom, but in the quiet corners of my home in Nepal, where a second-hand laptop served as my gateway to untold stories, complex problems, and the vast universe of coding. It was through this humble device that I discovered my passion for technology and its potential to transform lives and communities. My dream, fueled by this early fascination, is to become a software engineer who specializes in developing accessible educational technologies for underprivileged communities around the world. This ambition is not just a career choice; it's a mission to democratize education and empower individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to shape their own futures. Chris Jackson’s story resonates deeply with my own. Like Chris, I have faced significant financial barriers on my path to obtaining a degree in computer science. The struggle to afford education, coupled with the responsibility of supporting my family back home, has been a formidable challenge. However, these obstacles have only sharpened my resolve to succeed and use my education to make a meaningful difference in the world. Chris’s legacy of perseverance, impact in technology, and his profound commitment to being present and supportive of those around him inspire me to forge a similar path of purpose and connection. My goal after receiving my degree is to create software solutions that bridge the educational divide. I envision developing platforms that offer intuitive, interactive learning experiences, particularly in STEM subjects, to students in remote or underserved areas. By leveraging technology, I aim to create opportunities for learning and growth that are not limited by geographical or socio-economic barriers. This vision is driven by my belief that education is the most powerful tool we have to combat inequality and foster a more inclusive, informed society. I believe I am the best candidate for the Chris Jackson Computer Science Education Scholarship because my passion for computer science is matched by my commitment to using technology as a force for good. My journey from Nepal to the United States, the challenges I’ve overcome, and my unwavering dedication to my educational and career goals epitomize the ambition and story that the scholarship seeks to support. Receiving this scholarship would not only honor Chris Jackson’s memory but also enable me to further my education and bring my dream of making education accessible to all one step closer to reality. In honoring Chris’s spirit and legacy, this scholarship would provide me with the means to continue my education and pursue a career that aligns with the values he lived by—making time for others, offering support, and leveraging one’s skills and knowledge to help people achieve their best selves. It is with this spirit that I am committed to making a difference in the field of computer science, driven by a passion to serve and an ambition to create technologies that enrich and empower communities worldwide.
    TEAM ROX Scholarship
    In the vibrant heart of Nepal, where communities are tightly knit and every individual's success is celebrated as a collective victory, I embarked on a journey that would define my purpose and shape my passion for helping others. Born into a world where resources were scarce but aspirations soared high, I quickly learned the value of selflessness and the profound impact of supporting one another. This ethos, deeply ingrained in my upbringing, has propelled me to dedicate my life to uplifting those around me, guiding my steps from the foothills of the Himalayas to the bustling campuses of Texas. My journey into selflessness began with a simple yet ambitious project: leading a team to launch Nepal’s first weather balloon. This endeavor was more than a scientific pursuit; it was a mission to inspire my peers to reach beyond the limits of our physical and socio-economic boundaries. By sharing my knowledge and rallying my community around this project, I witnessed the transformative power of collective ambition and the joy of achieving a shared dream. This experience taught me the importance of collaboration and the impact of empowering others to unlock their true potential. Volunteering has been the cornerstone of my development, allowing me to translate my passion into tangible assistance for others. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when fear and uncertainty clouded our community, I stepped forward to volunteer in food distribution campaigns. These efforts were not just about providing essential goods but about offering hope and solidarity in times of crisis. Each package delivered was a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of a community united in compassion. This period of service was a profound learning experience, teaching me the nuances of empathy, leadership, and the art of lifting others during their darkest hours. My commitment to helping others has also steered my academic and career choices. Pursuing a degree in engineering, I am driven by a vision to create sustainable solutions that address the challenges facing underserved communities. This ambition is not rooted in the desire for personal accolades but in the aspiration to develop technologies that empower individuals and enable communities to thrive. My academic journey is intertwined with a resolve to use my skills for the greater good, whether it's through innovating renewable energy sources or developing tools that enhance educational accessibility. The legacy of the incredible individual commemorated by this scholarship mirrors the values I strive to embody. Selflessness, the cornerstone of her life, is the guiding principle of mine. I have dedicated my life to not only pursuing my own goals but also to enabling others to realize theirs. This scholarship represents an opportunity to further my education and, by extension, my capacity to contribute positively to the world. In conclusion, my purpose and passion for helping others be their best selves are not merely aspects of my life; they are the essence of who I am. From the community projects in Nepal to my volunteer work and academic pursuits in Texas, every step I have taken has been motivated by the desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. As I continue on this path, I am guided by the ambition, drive, and impact that this scholarship seeks to honor, committed to being a changemaker who creates positive change for years to come.
    Text-Em-All Founders Scholarship
    In the heart of Texas, where the spirit of community and resilience runs as deep as the state's roots, my journey of compassion, authenticity, and shared excellence began. Born in the vibrant yet challenging landscapes of Nepal, my life has been a testament to the power of perseverance, community service, and the relentless pursuit of education. As a high school student turned undergraduate, my path has been anything but conventional, marked by adversities that have only fueled my determination to create positive change in the world. My story is not defined by hardships but by the compassion and resilience they have instilled in me. From a young age, I was taught the value of giving back to the community, a lesson that became all the more relevant when my family and I faced the devastating impact of a flood. It was in the aftermath of this tragedy that I truly understood the significance of compassion in action. Volunteering for food distribution campaigns during the COVID-19 pandemic, I saw firsthand the difference a single individual's efforts can make in the lives of many. These experiences have shaped my belief that true leadership is about serving others and lifting the community as a whole. Authenticity has been my guiding principle, both in personal growth and in my academic pursuits. Choosing to study at a community college was a decision driven by financial constraints but also by a clear understanding of my goals and the most practical paths to achieve them. This authenticity in navigating my educational journey has allowed me to stay true to myself and my aspirations, even when faced with challenges. My passion for science and engineering, sparked by leading a team to launch Nepal's first weather balloon and winning national competitions with an eco-friendly trike, has only grown stronger. These achievements were not just personal victories but milestones that underscored the importance of teamwork, innovation, and staying true to one's values. Shared excellence is a concept I've lived by, believing that our achievements are richer when shared with others. This belief was epitomized when I obtained my electrical apprentice license, a step towards my dream of making a tangible difference through sustainable technologies. My aim is not just to succeed in my career but to use my knowledge and skills to contribute to a greener, more sustainable world. By pursuing a degree in engineering, I plan to focus on renewable energy solutions, aspiring to create technologies that are accessible to underserved communities and that promote environmental stewardship. The Text-Em-All Founders Scholarship resonates deeply with my values and aspirations. It represents an opportunity to further my education and to amplify my ability to make a positive impact. With this scholarship, I envision not only advancing my own goals but also contributing to a legacy of compassion, authenticity, and shared excellence. My commitment is to use my education and future career to address environmental challenges, promote sustainability, and empower communities through education and innovation. In essence, my journey from the foothills of Nepal to the heart of Texas embodies the spirit of the Text-Em-All Founders Scholarship. It is a journey marked by compassion, authenticity, and a commitment to excellence—not just for personal achievement but for the greater good. As I continue on this path, I am driven by the ambition to create a positive ripple in the world, grounded in the belief that the greatest achievements are indeed those that lift us all.
    Lester and Coque Gibson Community Service Scholarship
    Under the vast Texas sky, where dreams are as big as the horizon, I embarked on a journey not just of miles, but of transformation. My story begins in the shadow of the Himalayas, where I led a team to launch Nepal's first weather balloon, a symbol of hope and innovation in a country where resources are scarce but dreams are limitless. This endeavor was not just a scientific achievement; it was a beacon of what could be accomplished with determination and community spirit. It is with this spirit that I find a deep connection to the legacy of Lester and Coque Gibson, whose life's work in McLennan County resonates with my own aspirations to serve and uplift communities through hard work, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to the greater good. As a student in Texas, I've carried forward this ethos, balancing my studies in engineering with part-time work and a steadfast commitment to volunteerism. My journey from Nepal to the heart of Texas has been fueled by a desire not only to expand my own horizons but also to contribute meaningfully to the community that has welcomed me. The legacy of Lester Gibson inspires me to leverage my education and experiences to create impactful change. I believe in the power of community service to transform lives, including my own. My goal is to use my degree to develop sustainable solutions that address critical community issues, such as energy scarcity and environmental degradation. I envision a future where my contributions can help foster a sustainable environment and provide innovative solutions to our community's most pressing challenges. This vision is driven by a belief that education and technology, when harnessed for the good of the community, can create a legacy of progress and resilience. Through volunteering in food distribution campaigns during the pandemic, I've witnessed firsthand the difference a community can make when it comes together in the face of adversity. These experiences have taught me the importance of compassion, teamwork, and perseverance. I plan to carry these lessons forward, using my skills and education to serve my community in Texas and beyond. Whether it's through creating renewable energy solutions or educating young minds about the importance of sustainability, my mission is to contribute to a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. I am not just seeking financial assistance for my education; I am affirming my commitment to building a legacy that honors remarkable impact on the community. With this scholarship, I will be one step closer to achieving my goals of innovation and service, grounded in the same values of hard work, community, and family first that the Gibsons so exemplified. My journey from the mountains of Nepal to the heart of Texas is a testament to what can be achieved with ambition, drive, and passion. It is a journey that I hope to continue, inspired by the legacy of Lester and Coque Gibson, and driven by my own desire to make a lasting difference in the world.
    Let Your Light Shine Scholarship
    From the verdant landscapes of Nepal to the vibrant community of Collin College, my life has been a tapestry woven with threads of resilience, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to service. Each experience, whether it was launching Nepal’s first weather balloon, leading a team to victory with an eco-friendly trike, or navigating the challenges of COVID-19, has not only honed my passion for science and engineering but also deepened my resolve to use these tools for communal upliftment. In the face of adversity, marked by financial hardships and personal losses, my belief in the transformative power of education and sustainable development has only strengthened. Inspired by my father, a dedicated teacher, and driven by the need to contribute meaningfully to society, I’ve envisioned a future where my entrepreneurial endeavors serve as a bridge between innovation and community service. Imagine a business that does more than generate profit; one that lights up homes in remote villages with renewable energy, while also igniting minds through education in STEM fields. This is the legacy I aspire to create—a social enterprise that marries renewable energy solutions with educational hubs in underserved communities. These centers will not only make sustainable technologies accessible but also offer training and certification in partnership with leading institutions, empowering individuals with the skills needed for a greener future. My journey of volunteering, especially during the pandemic, has been a cornerstone of my growth. Distributing food to affected families taught me the importance of community solidarity and the impact of small acts of kindness. This ethos of service is what I plan to embed in my business model, ensuring that every project not only addresses environmental challenges but also fosters community empowerment. Eligibility for this scholarship is not just a matter of meeting criteria; it’s about embodying the spirit of entrepreneurship that seeks to effect change. With a GPA that reflects my academic dedication, a field of study centered on entrepreneurship, and a background marked by volunteerism, I stand at the crossroads of opportunity and obligation. As a low-income student who has navigated financial and emotional turbulence, I bring not just the ambition to succeed, but also a profound empathy for those struggling to access basic necessities like education and clean energy. The business I dream of—one that integrates renewable energy with educational initiatives—is not just a venture for profit; it’s a mission to illuminate lives through knowledge and sustainability. It’s about leveraging my experiences, from the innovation of a tri-powered vehicle to leading disaster relief efforts, to build a future where technology and compassion pave the way for community resilience and environmental stewardship. In this pursuit, I am driven by more than ambition; I am propelled by a vision to create a world where every individual, regardless of their financial status, has access to the tools for sustainable living and learning. My journey from a young innovator in Nepal to a determined student and entrepreneur in the making is a testament to the belief that with passion, drive, and a commitment to service, it is possible to overcome obstacles and leave a lasting impact on the world.
    Cheryl Twilley Outreach Memorial Scholarship
    I am a student deeply influenced by my experiences of socioeconomic adversity, which have shaped not only my personal beliefs and relationships but also my plans. Growing up in a community where economic hardship was a common thread, I witnessed first-hand the struggles and resilience of people facing such challenges. These experiences have ingrained in me a profound understanding of the importance of empathy, community support, and the pursuit of education as a tool for change. From a young age, I observed how financial constraints can limit access to basic necessities and opportunities, particularly in education. This observation sparked in me a desire to bridge these gaps. My belief is that education is a powerful equalizer that can empower individuals and uplift communities. This conviction has guided my academic journey and my aspirations to make a positive impact in my community and school. One of my primary goals is to contribute to initiatives that support educational access and quality for underprivileged students. I plan to engage in volunteer tutoring programs, offering my time and skills to help students who may be struggling academically due to a lack of resources. Additionally, I aim to work with local organizations to organize book drives and fund scholarships for students from low-income families, ensuring they have the materials and financial support needed to succeed. Moreover, experiencing socioeconomic adversity has heightened my awareness of the importance of mental health support, especially for those undergoing similar challenges. I plan to advocate for and participate in programs that provide mental health resources and counseling in schools and communities. By fostering a supportive environment, I hope to help alleviate some of the psychological burdens that often accompany financial hardship. In school, I am committed to being a voice for students facing socioeconomic adversity. This includes participating in student government or community forums where I can represent and advocate for policies that address issues like affordable meal plans, accessible transportation, and equitable opportunities for all students. I believe that by actively participating in these discussions, I can help bring about changes that make education more inclusive and supportive for students from diverse economic backgrounds. My personal relationships have been profoundly shaped by my experiences, leading me to value solidarity, understanding, and the strength of community bonds. These values have influenced my approach to teamwork and collaboration, both in academic and community settings. I aim to foster an inclusive environment wherever I am, encouraging open dialogue and mutual support among peers. Looking to the future, these experiences have motivated me to pursue a career that involves social work or public policy. I aspire to work in areas where I can directly impact policies and programs that address socioeconomic disparities. My goal is to contribute to creating a society where one's economic background does not determine their access to opportunities and where support systems are in place to ensure equitable growth and development. In summary, my experiences with socioeconomic adversity have not only shaped my worldview but have also fueled my determination to contribute positively to my community and school. Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, I aim to address the challenges posed by economic disparities and work towards a more inclusive and equitable society. My journey is a testament to the power of resilience, empathy, and the transformative impact of education, values that will continue to guide me in my future endeavors.
    Ward Green Scholarship for the Arts & Sciences
    As an aspiring student dedicated to making a meaningful impact in my community, I am planning to study Cybersecurity. This field, which sits at the intersection of technology and societal safety, is increasingly vital in our digitally interconnected world. My choice is driven by a keen interest in technology and a deep sense of responsibility towards ensuring the security and privacy of digital information. Cybersecurity, as a discipline, extends far beyond the technical aspects of securing computer networks and safeguarding data from unauthorized access. It encompasses a broader understanding of how technology affects individuals and societies, highlighting issues such as data privacy, ethical hacking, and the protection of critical infrastructure. My coursework and practical training in this field will equip me with the skills and knowledge necessary to address these complex challenges. In the context of my community, I see numerous opportunities to apply my cybersecurity education. First, I plan to raise awareness about digital safety and privacy. In an age where data breaches and cyber attacks are becoming more frequent, educating the public about safe online practices is crucial. I envision conducting workshops and seminars in schools, local businesses, and community centers, providing practical advice on how to protect personal and professional data. Additionally, I foresee myself collaborating with local businesses and organizations to strengthen their cybersecurity measures. Many small and medium-sized enterprises lack the resources or expertise to effectively protect themselves against cyber threats. By offering my skills and knowledge, I can help these entities safeguard their digital assets, which is not only beneficial for their survival but also for the broader economy of the community. Beyond the immediate practical applications, my education in cybersecurity will also allow me to engage in policy discussions and community planning around digital infrastructure. As our community increasingly relies on technology for everything from utility services to public transportation, ensuring the resilience and security of these systems is paramount. By staying abreast of the latest developments in cybersecurity, I can contribute valuable insights and recommendations to local authorities and planning committees. In the long term, I aspire to establish a community-based cybersecurity initiative. This project would focus on providing ongoing support and resources for digital security, creating a platform for community members to learn, share experiences, and collaboratively address cybersecurity challenges. By fostering a culture of shared responsibility and knowledge, we can build a more resilient and informed community. Finally, the global nature of cybersecurity means that the skills and knowledge I gain will have implications far beyond my local community. In an interconnected world, a threat to one is a threat to all. Therefore, by contributing to the cybersecurity field, I am not only protecting my community but also playing a part in the global effort to create a safer, more secure digital environment. In conclusion, my study of cybersecurity is not just a career choice but a commitment to use my skills and knowledge for the greater good. By focusing on education, collaboration, policy engagement, and community initiatives, I aim to make a tangible and lasting impact on my community, ensuring that it remains safe, secure, and prosperous in an increasingly digital world.
    Goobie-Ramlal Education Scholarship
    As a college-bound student from an immigrant family, my educational journey has been marked by a unique blend of challenges and opportunities, deeply influenced by the rich cultural heritage of my family and the new perspectives offered by my adopted country. This dual experience has instilled in me a strong sense of resilience, adaptability, and a deep appreciation for diverse viewpoints and backgrounds. Growing up in an immigrant family, I was always aware of the sacrifices my parents made to provide me with better opportunities. They left behind everything familiar to them in our home country, embracing a new culture and often struggling to make ends meet. Witnessing their perseverance and dedication, I developed a strong work ethic and a determination to make the most of the opportunities afforded to me. This instilled in me a deep sense of responsibility to not only succeed for myself but also to honor the sacrifices of my parents. Navigating the educational system as an immigrant student presented its own set of challenges. I often found myself bridging two worlds - the traditional values and expectations of my family and the new, often contrasting, norms of my peers and educators in my adopted country. This experience has been enlightening, allowing me to develop a unique perspective that appreciates and integrates diverse cultural views. One of the most significant impacts of my background has been the development of a strong sense of empathy and understanding for others, especially those facing similar challenges. This has fueled my desire to make a positive impact on the world through my education and experiences. In college, I plan to pursue studies that not only advance my career goals but also equip me to address some of the challenges faced by immigrant communities and other marginalized groups. My education will focus on areas where I feel I can make the most significant impact, such as social sciences, public policy, or international relations. I aim to gain a deep understanding of the systemic issues that affect immigrant populations and other vulnerable groups. Through this, I hope to develop strategies and solutions to improve their lives, whether through policy advocacy, community outreach, or direct service. Additionally, I plan to be actively involved in community service and advocacy groups on campus. This involvement will not only allow me to give back to the community but also to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by immigrant families. I believe that by sharing my story and the stories of others like me, I can foster a greater understanding and empathy among my peers. Looking beyond college, I envision using my education and experiences to work in fields where I can directly impact policies and programs that affect immigrant communities. Whether this is through a non-profit, government, or international agency, my goal is to be at the forefront of creating positive change for these communities. In summary, as a college-bound student from an immigrant family, I am acutely aware of the struggles and strengths that come with my background. My experience has shaped me into a resilient, empathetic, and determined individual, ready to use my education and experiences to make a positive impact on the world. By focusing on understanding and addressing the challenges faced by immigrant communities and other marginalized groups, I aim to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable society.
    Crenati Foundation Supporting International Students Scholarship
    In envisioning a future where I can positively impact my home country, Nepal, through my career and education, my aspirations are anchored in a multifaceted approach that intertwines technology, education, community service, entrepreneurship, and policy advocacy. Having developed a robust foundation in computer science and engineering, I see myself at the forefront of driving technological innovation in Nepal. My goal is to design and implement practical tech solutions that address the unique challenges faced by my country, particularly in crucial sectors like education, healthcare, and disaster management. These solutions could range from developing affordable educational software that makes learning more accessible to remote areas, to creating efficient healthcare applications that improve patient care in rural communities. The potential for technology to revolutionize these sectors is immense, and my education and skills position me uniquely to contribute to this transformation. Moreover, echoing the values instilled in me by my father, a retired teacher, I am deeply committed to the cause of education and mentorship. My plan involves engaging actively in educational initiatives in Nepal, whether through direct teaching roles or by establishing learning platforms that facilitate the sharing of knowledge and skills. I envision setting up workshops or online courses that focus on STEM subjects, aiming to ignite a passion for science and technology among Nepali youth. This effort is not just about imparting knowledge but about inspiring a new generation of innovators and thinkers who can drive Nepal's progress forward. Community service, a field in which I have already been actively involved, remains a central pillar of my future plans. I intend to initiate or collaborate on projects that directly benefit local communities in Nepal. These projects could vary from implementing tech-based solutions for sustainable agriculture to spearheading community health initiatives. The essence of these projects would be to harness technology and education to improve the quality of life for people in various Nepalese communities, especially in underserved areas. In the realm of entrepreneurship, I aspire to contribute to Nepal's economic growth by potentially establishing a technology-based enterprise. This venture would not only be a platform for innovative solutions but also a means to create job opportunities for local talent. My focus would be on fostering an environment that values fair employment practices and encourages skill development, thereby contributing to the overall economic development of Nepal. Lastly, my vision includes advocating for and influencing policies that promote innovation, education, and socio-economic development in Nepal. Recognizing the importance of policy in shaping the landscape for growth and development, I aim to use my knowledge and experience to advocate for policies that support technological advancement, educational reforms, and sustainable development practices. This aspect of my plan involves engaging with policymakers, participating in forums, and collaborating with non-governmental organizations to ensure that the voices of technology and education professionals are heard in the policy-making process. In sum, my approach to impacting Nepal positively is a holistic one, drawing from my experiences, education, and personal values. It involves leveraging technology to create solutions for societal challenges, inspiring and educating the next generation, actively participating in community upliftment, fostering economic growth through entrepreneurship, and influencing policies for long-term sustainable development. Through these interconnected efforts, I aim to contribute significantly to the betterment of Nepal, ensuring that the benefits of my education and experiences are shared widely and effectively with my home country.
    Lauren Czebatul Scholarship
    Volunteering has profoundly changed my outlook on life. It has broadened my perspective, enriched my character, and ingrained in me a deeper sense of empathy and commitment to service. One of my most impactful volunteering experiences was co-founding a food distribution campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic. Witnessing the struggles of families unable to afford necessities during this crisis was a stark reminder of the vast disparities in our society. But amidst the hardship, I also saw the power of collective effort and kindness. Distributing food to those in need and witnessing their relief and gratitude was humbling and deeply satisfying. It instilled in me a sense of shared humanity and the understanding that each one of us has a role in creating a more equitable society. Volunteering in this campaign made me realize that service to others isn't just about giving; it's also about learning. It taught me resilience, adaptability, and the value of empathy. It made me understand that despite our diverse backgrounds and individual challenges, we are all interconnected. The empathy and compassion I cultivated during this period have influenced my outlook on life and continue to guide my actions. My other volunteering experiences, such as launching the first-ever weather balloon in Nepal and leading a team to develop an eco-friendly tricycle, have reinforced my commitment to leveraging technology for social good. I learned that innovative ideas, coupled with determination and teamwork, can significantly impact communities and contribute to sustainable development. Each volunteering experience has been a stepping stone in my personal growth, shaping me into a compassionate individual and a responsible global citizen. They have enriched my academic journey and have given me a sense of purpose to use my education and skills to serve the community and address societal challenges. In terms of financial need, this scholarship is a lifeline for my educational aspirations. A recent catastrophic flood in Nepal has caused significant property loss, leading to severe financial strain on my family. The economic hardship led me to transfer from a university to a more affordable community college and work part-time to sustain my education. Balancing academics and work has been challenging and has sometimes diverted my focus from maximizing my academic potential. Receiving this scholarship would significantly reduce my financial burden and allow me to devote more time and energy to my studies. It would cover tuition fees, textbooks, and other academic expenses that are currently a source of constant worry. This financial assistance would not only support my academic pursuits but also my passion for volunteering and community service, by affording me the freedom to continue investing my time and effort in these activities. Without this scholarship, my journey toward my educational goals becomes even more challenging. I would have to rely heavily on part-time work, possibly extending my graduation timeline, and diminishing my ability to participate in volunteering and innovative projects. While I am prepared to continue this uphill journey with resilience, the scholarship's assistance would undeniably smooth the path toward my goals. In conclusion, my volunteering experiences have changed my mindset by fostering empathy, resilience, and a commitment to service, shaping my academic and career aspirations. This scholarship is crucial to my financial stability and my capacity to fully immerse myself in my studies, volunteering activities, and innovative projects. With this support, I am confident that I can continue to grow, contribute to my community, and make strides toward a successful career in the field of technology.
    Excelsior Cyber Security Scholarship
    Ever since I was a child growing up in Nepal, I've always been fascinated by technology and its potential to drive transformative changes in society. This curiosity was nurtured by my father, a retired teacher, who instilled in me a belief that education is the most potent tool we have to make a difference in the world. These early influences played a critical role in shaping my academic interests and career aspirations. I am currently studying at Collin College, pursuing my passion for computers and engineering. Despite facing financial hardships due to a natural disaster back home, my commitment to my educational goals has remained unshakable. My current academic focus is on cybersecurity - a field that perfectly aligns with my fascination for technology and my desire to contribute positively to society. In the interconnected digital world of today, cybersecurity has become a critical concern. The rise in cyber threats poses significant challenges to individual privacy, data security, and national security. As our reliance on digital infrastructure increases, the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect these systems becomes ever more essential. I am motivated by the idea of being part of this vanguard, using my knowledge and skills to create a safer digital environment for everyone. My pursuit of a career in cybersecurity isn't solely focused on individual development but also rooted in a deep sense of community service. In addition to my academic pursuits, I have been actively involved in several initiatives aimed at improving myself and my community. One of the key projects I have undertaken is launching the first-ever weather balloon in Nepal. This solo project aimed at gathering crucial meteorological data to enhance weather forecasting and agricultural planning, thus benefiting my local community back home. This endeavor required significant self-improvement and learning, as I had to navigate the project alone amidst resource limitations. I also led a team of five members to develop an eco-friendly tricycle powered by electricity, solar energy, and hydrogen fuel cells. This project, which won two national-level competitions, not only honed my technical skills but also reinforced my commitment to sustainable practices. It allowed me to combine my passion for technology with my desire to contribute positively to the environment. After battling and recovering from COVID-19, I co-founded a food distribution campaign to help families struggling to afford necessities during the pandemic. This initiative underscored the importance of resilience and solidarity in the face of adversity and helped me develop my leadership and organizational skills. I am not a traditional student in the sense that my journey has been marked by significant challenges and unique experiences. From transitioning to a community college due to financial hardship to using my technical skills for community development, to combating a global pandemic - these experiences have enriched my perspective and strengthened my resolve to succeed. I aspire to continue building on these experiences and further refine my technical skills to establish a career in cybersecurity. I am actively learning programming languages and have pursued certifications like CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO to build my overall skills in the rapidly evolving world of Information Technology. In conclusion, I am driven by a passion for technology, a commitment to education, and a desire to serve my community. I am committed to utilizing this scholarship to pursue a career in cybersecurity, a field that I believe will allow me to make a significant contribution to society and meet the challenges of the digital age head-on. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and the difference I can make with the support of this scholarship.
    Lieba’s Legacy Scholarship
    Gifted children are a unique subset of our population who possess innate abilities far beyond their years. They have distinctive intellectual needs and often exhibit a heightened sensitivity to their social-emotional environment. My career aspirations in the eco-tech industry align perfectly to foster the intellectual growth and social-emotional well-being of these gifted children. At the core of my career ambition is the desire to leverage technology to tackle pressing global issues like climate change, sustainability, and community development. I aspire to create accessible, green technological solutions that empower communities to be active participants in combating climate change. In this journey, gifted children hold immense potential as the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Intellectually, working in the eco-tech industry will provide me with a platform to create opportunities that challenge and nurture the minds of gifted children. I plan to involve them in real-world projects focused on sustainability and green technology. By incorporating complex problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity into these projects, I can cater to their intellectual curiosity and stimulate their higher-order thinking skills. They would be exposed to the multifaceted aspects of problem-solving, and the practical application of their knowledge in meaningful ways would foster their intellectual growth. Simultaneously, such exposure will help them understand the interconnectedness of human actions and environmental consequences, instilling in them a sense of responsibility and empathy for their environment. This early engagement with global issues and community service would not only cultivate a strong ethical sense but also promote their social-emotional development. They will learn teamwork, resilience, and leadership skills, all while contributing positively to society and the planet. Further, I plan to create mentoring programs where I can share my experiences, challenges, and successes with these young minds. The focus of these sessions would be to encourage emotional resilience, self-efficacy, and a growth mindset. Through open discussions, I hope to address the unique social-emotional needs of gifted children like perfectionism, isolation due to asynchronous development, and the emotional intensity often associated with giftedness. I also envisage creating inclusive technological platforms that foster community among gifted children, helping them connect, collaborate, and communicate with like-minded peers. Such platforms can serve as safe spaces for them to express their ideas, share their concerns, and support each other, thereby fostering their social-emotional well-being. In conclusion, my career in the eco-tech industry, marked by community service and innovative solutions, aligns perfectly with the needs of gifted children. By creating intellectually stimulating opportunities and a nurturing social-emotional environment, I aim to empower these gifted children to realize their full potential and become the responsible, empathetic leaders of tomorrow. This not only aligns with my career goals but also fulfills my commitment to contribute to society and foster a sustainable future.
    Joshua A. Vaughn Memorial Scholarship
    As a global citizen originating from Nepal, my experiences growing up in a country often struggling with social and political instability have played an instrumental role in shaping my desire to pursue a degree in criminal justice. Witnessing firsthand the importance of the rule of law, justice, and human rights in a society, I have developed a deep interest in the justice system and its far-reaching impacts on community development and societal health. My decision to pursue an education in criminal justice is rooted in my deep-seated belief that a robust and fair justice system is the cornerstone of a secure, peaceful, and prosperous society. By understanding the mechanisms, principles, and practices of criminal justice, I aim to contribute to ensuring a fair and effective justice system that upholds human rights and promotes social cohesion. Moreover, having closely observed and experienced the ramifications of economic disparities, social inequality, and inadequate access to resources in my home country, I developed an interest in social work. I am passionate about advocating for social justice, supporting marginalized communities, and promoting social change. My aspiration to contribute positively to society and make a tangible difference in people's lives aligns seamlessly with the principles of social work. Upon graduation, I aim to leverage my knowledge of criminal justice and my passion for social work to strengthen my community. My primary goal is to create a bridge between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Often, a lack of communication and understanding exacerbates tensions and mistrust between these two vital societal elements. As a criminal justice professional, I can facilitate dialogue, improve mutual understanding, and foster cooperation between these entities, thereby promoting safety, trust, and respect. Additionally, I plan to work on initiatives that address social inequities and provide support to vulnerable populations. By collaborating with local agencies and non-profit organizations, I hope to develop and implement programs aimed at providing resources and opportunities for education, job training, and mental health services. By empowering individuals with the necessary tools and resources, we can build stronger, more resilient communities. Furthermore, I am particularly interested in implementing restorative justice practices within my community. Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior and can be an effective tool in reducing recidivism, promoting rehabilitation, and improving community relations. In conclusion, my decision to pursue a degree in criminal justice is a testament to my commitment to serving my community and promoting justice and social equality. I am confident that the scholarship will provide a substantial boost in achieving my academic and career goals, enabling me to give back to my community in meaningful and impactful ways. As Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." I believe in the power of education to not only transform individual lives but also to change communities and society at large.
    Dreamer's Midpoint Scholarship
    Navigating the educational journey as a non-U.S. citizen is a path teeming with unique challenges. From cultural differences and language barriers to financial constraints and the constant stress of maintaining visa status, my journey from Nepal to the classrooms of Dallas College has been a test of resilience, adaptation, and relentless pursuit of my dreams. The cultural and language differences were the first barriers that greeted me. Back home, the education system prioritizes rote learning over critical thinking, a stark contrast to the American educational model. Adjusting to this paradigm shift was challenging. Furthermore, English not being my first language compounded this difficulty. However, I tackled these issues head-on, focusing on improving my language skills, understanding cultural nuances, and embracing the practice of critical thinking. I spent countless hours reading, practicing English, participating in discussions, and learning to express my ideas confidently. Financial constraints have been another significant challenge. The high cost of education, compounded by my family's financial hardships due to a devastating flood back home, forced me to transfer from a university to a community college. To overcome this, I took up a part-time job and started investing in financial markets to support my education. My life became a juggling act, balancing academics, work, and personal growth. The experience, although tough, instilled in me a deep sense of responsibility, time management skills, and financial literacy. Navigating the intricacies of visa status and the constant worry of maintaining it has been stressful. However, I found solace in my academic endeavors and staying informed about policy changes and maintaining open communication with the international student services office. These challenges have not deterred me; rather, they have reinforced my commitment to learning and growing. They have taught me resilience, adaptability, and the value of perseverance. These are lessons that I will carry forward into my career and future academic pursuits. As for my career aspirations, I dream of becoming a software engineer focused on creating sustainable, tech-driven solutions for environmental challenges. More specifically, I am interested in developing software for electric vehicles and renewable energy systems, tying together my passion for computer science, engineering, and environmental sustainability. Pursuing post-secondary education is crucial to realizing these aspirations. A structured and comprehensive curriculum will provide me with a solid foundation in computer science and its applications. Further, it will expose me to cutting-edge research, diverse perspectives, and a network of professionals in the field. This would equip me with the technical expertise and soft skills needed to create impactful, sustainable solutions. Moreover, the research opportunities and practical learning experiences that post-secondary education offers are invaluable in gaining real-world insights and honing my skills. Education for me is not just about personal growth; it is about harnessing knowledge to contribute positively to society. As a first-generation college student, I am committed to breaking barriers, opening doors for future generations in my family, and inspiring others in my community. I am convinced that with the support of this scholarship, I will be one step closer to realizing these aspirations, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and learning.
    Chris Jackson Computer Science Education Scholarship
    The seeds of my interest in pursuing a Computer Science degree were sown in my early childhood. Born in Nepal, a country that stands on the threshold of technological advancement, I was captivated by the potential of technology to change lives and shape societies. From disassembling radios and DC motors out of sheer curiosity, to building an electric trike to tackle pollution, my fascination with technology has always been coupled with an intense desire to apply it for societal good. My first genuine exposure to computer science came through a donated computer I had the fortune of using during my school years. It quickly turned into a portal of limitless exploration, introducing me to a world where codes turned into captivating software applications, games, and solutions to everyday problems. This fascinating journey prompted me to further my knowledge. The more I explored and learned, the more I realized the power and potential inherent in computer science to devise solutions for some of the most pressing global challenges. My interest solidified when I started learning programming languages, and I saw firsthand the impact they could have in various sectors. As for my dream job, I aspire to become a software engineer focused on creating sustainable, tech-driven solutions for environmental challenges. More specifically, I am interested in developing software for electric vehicles and renewable energy systems, combining my passion for computer science, engineering, and environmental sustainability. I envision a career where I can leverage my technical skills to create significant positive impacts on our world. I believe I am an ideal candidate for this scholarship for several reasons. First, I am a first-generation college student determined to pursue a degree in a field that not only matches my interests but also aligns with global needs. Despite financial hardships, I have consistently shown resilience and an unwavering commitment to my education. Second, my track record demonstrates both my intellectual curiosity and a strong commitment to utilizing my knowledge for the greater good. From launching the first weather balloon in Nepal to building an electric vehicle to combat pollution, I have consistently used technology and engineering to address real-world issues. Lastly, I bring a unique perspective shaped by my diverse experiences. As an international student, I can contribute to the rich tapestry of ideas, cultures, and experiences on campus, fostering a more inclusive and diverse academic community. I am convinced that with the support of this scholarship, I can continue to pursue my academic goals with the same determination and passion, contributing positively to my field and society. I see this scholarship as not just financial support but as an affirmation of my past endeavors and a vote of confidence in my future potential.
    AHS Scholarship
    Growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal, I was always surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, but also the constant reminders of its fragility and the urgent need for its preservation. From a young age, I was captivated by the concept of sustainability and the ways technology could intersect with it to bring about lasting change. Today, as a first-generation college student, my dream is to harness the power of engineering and material science to create sustainable, eco-friendly solutions for our world. The urgency of my dream comes not just from an academic fascination but also from a deeply personal place. My home country, Nepal, with its diverse and delicate ecosystems, is experiencing the devastating effects of climate change and pollution. The bustling city of Kathmandu, where I spent much of my youth, is shrouded in a haze of smog, with pollution from old, inefficient vehicles contributing significantly to the deteriorating air quality. In my senior year of high school, I led a team to create an electric vehicle, a trike, to provide a cheaper and environment-friendly alternative to gasoline-run cars. The project, which at first seemed like an impossible task, eventually won two national competitions, turning our dream into a reality. Going to college supports my dream in several critical ways. Firstly, it offers me access to a structured education in engineering and material science, which is crucial to deepening my understanding of the subject matter. By studying these disciplines in-depth, I will gain the tools and skills necessary to devise innovative and effective solutions for environmental challenges. Secondly, the college provides a platform for intellectual exchange and collaboration. Being surrounded by passionate individuals and thought leaders in my field can inspire new ideas and partnerships, catalyzing the realization of my goals. Furthermore, the opportunities for internships and research projects will provide me with practical experience in applying my knowledge, giving me a glimpse into my future career. Lastly, being a first-generation college student, my journey to higher education is not just for my personal growth. It symbolizes the dreams of my family and my community, inspiring others to follow suit. Through my journey, I hope to demonstrate that access to higher education and the pursuit of ambitious dreams like mine are possible, despite socio-economic barriers. In the grand scheme, I see myself not just as an engineer but as a change-maker. Through the knowledge and experiences gained in college, I aim to contribute to creating a sustainable future, mitigating the effects of climate change and pollution, and advocating for responsible and innovative technological practices. Going to college supports my dream by providing me with the education, opportunities, and platform to make this possible. I am eager to embark on this exciting journey and work diligently toward making my dream a reality.
    Dr. Andy Nieto Memorial First Generation Opportunity and Excellence Scholarship
    As an international student hailing from the picturesque Himalayan country of Nepal, I stand before you as a beacon of hope and an embodiment of perseverance, indefatigably pursuing knowledge and exhibiting an innate yearning to serve my community. I am the proud offspring of a retired teacher whose resilience in the face of adversity and unwavering faith in the transformative power of education has shaped my perspective on life and learning. Today, I find myself navigating the vast academic landscape of Dallas College, after a necessitated transfer from a university due to an unfortunate sequence of financial hardships caused by a devastating flood back home. Embracing the esteemed title of a first-generation college student bestows upon me a profound sense of responsibility. This responsibility extends beyond my ambitions, reaching out to encompass my family, my community, and those who perceive me as a symbol of change and advancement. The chance to attain a degree in engineering is not simply a personal milestone, but a generational triumph against the hurdles of limited resources and opportunities. I embark on this journey with the resolute aim of changing the narrative for future generations in my family and the wider community. Being a first-generation college student is a unique privilege accompanied by an undercurrent of challenges. It symbolizes a journey of empowerment and evolution. It is about shifting paradigms, shattering boundaries, and steadily overcoming cultural and socio-economic barriers. It requires juggling the complexities of adjusting to new environments and expectations while upholding the dreams of my family and community. Through it all, the experience of being a first-generation student has etched in me the strength of character, shaping a distinct perspective on the value of education that I carry with me in each endeavor. My interest in engineering, specifically in Material Science, is rooted in a childhood curiosity sparked by an earnest wonder at how things worked. I distinctly remember the hours spent dismantling and attempting to reassemble every electrical device I could lay my hands on, driven by an insatiable curiosity to unravel the underlying mechanisms. This early exploration laid the foundation for a deep-seated fascination for Material Science and Engineering, leading me to recognize the transformative potential of these fields. As I grew older, my love for my country and an acute awareness of its environmental challenges further solidified my desire to specialize in this domain. This awareness ignited in me a passion to devise sustainable solutions to combat these problems, inspiring my team and me to conceptualize and build an electric vehicle in high school, a project that brought us national acclaim, winning us two prestigious national-level competitions. Every day, my passion for learning and engineering continues to evolve and manifest in different forms. On one hand, I have launched the first weather balloon in Nepal, making strides in the field of atmospheric research. On the other hand, I have recently found myself engrossed with the dynamic financial market, investing time and resources in understanding Stocks, Cryptocurrency, and NFTs, all to remain attuned to the rapidly changing technological and financial landscapes. At the heart of my dream is an aspiration to leverage my knowledge in engineering to create sustainable, eco-friendly innovations for our planet. This commitment is fueled by the memory of receiving a gold medal at the SET exhibition and national expo-Mechtrix for our electric trike project. The profound sense of accomplishment, the reaffirmation of my dreams, and the recognition of the potential to make a difference that came with that win continue to inspire me. My pursuit of an engineering degree is a testament to my aspirations and reflects my unwavering resolve to contribute positively to my community. It encapsulates the essence of my journey as a first-generation college student, underlining the belief that our starting point does not define the trajectory of our journey, nor does it impose limits on our destination. With every step I take in this direction, I intend to carry forward the lessons I have learned from overcoming adversities, the pride of representing a generation of change, and the anticipation of charting a path of progress. With the golden opportunity to advance my education in engineering and Material Science, I plan to utilize my training to innovate, inspire, and make a tangible difference. I envision myself as a pioneer for sustainable engineering solutions, committed to serving my community and paving the way for future generations to thrive in a cleaner, healthier environment. Each stride I make in my educational journey is a step towards realizing this vision. I aim to fuse my aspiration with the welfare of my community and the world at large, to be a reflection of the possibilities that emerge when determination and opportunity intersect. It is with this conviction that I pursue an engineering degree, ready to chart a path that intertwines my aspiration with the broader cause of global sustainability and community welfare.
    Anthony McPherson Memorial Automotive Scholarship
    Anthony McPherson was a shining light in the world of automotive, technology, and media arts, whose life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver. His spirit of adventure, passion, and dedication to his interests and loved ones live on through the Anthony McPherson Scholarship. As an international student from Nepal, I am committed to embodying the values Anthony held dear and using my education to make a positive impact in the community. Growing up in Nepal, I experienced the challenges that limited resources and natural disasters can pose to a community. Despite these obstacles, I discovered my love for learning, engineering, and computers. Inspired by my father, a retired teacher, I became determined to use my passion for knowledge to contribute to a brighter, more sustainable future. My journey has been marked by resilience and dedication. When a flood destroyed my family's property and forced me to transfer from university to Dallas College, I continued to pursue my education with unwavering determination. I worked a part-time job to save money for tuition while maintaining my commitment to community service and extracurricular activities. My achievements in Nepal include launching the country's first weather balloon and leading a team to win two national-level competitions with an electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike. These experiences allowed me to develop my skills in engineering and technology and solidified my desire to make a lasting impact on the world. As an active volunteer, I am devoted to helping those in need and making a difference in my community. When I contracted Covid-19 and eventually recovered, I immediately began volunteering in a food distribution campaign to support Covid patients facing hunger. My experiences have taught me the importance of empathy and the power of human connection. Recently, I have been captivated by the financial market, investing in stocks, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other opportunities. I am also pursuing certifications like CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO, and learning programming languages to enhance my knowledge in the rapidly evolving world of Information Technology. The Anthony McPherson Scholarship would enable me to continue my education and contribute to the fields of automotive, technology, and media arts. Through my studies and community involvement, I aim to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and promote strategies to prevent DUI-related accidents. I share Anthony's passion for cars and technology, and I am committed to using my education to make a positive difference in the world. By receiving the Anthony McPherson Scholarship, I will be better equipped to realize my dreams of learning, growing, and educating others in the pursuit of a more sustainable and compassionate future. In honor of Anthony McPherson, I pledge to work tirelessly to achieve my goals, spread awareness about the devastating effects of drunk driving, and support my fellow students in their quest for knowledge. Together, we can make a difference and create a world that Anthony would be proud of.
    Single Mother's Education Scholarship
    As an international student from Nepal, I have witnessed firsthand how education can transform lives and break the cycle of poverty. My passion for knowledge and service to the community has been my driving force, despite the numerous challenges I have faced. Being the child of a single mother, I am acutely aware of the importance of financial support for education, and I am excited to share my story with Bold.org in the hopes of receiving the assistance needed to continue pursuing my dreams. Growing up in a low-income household, my mother worked tirelessly to provide for our family. Her dedication and resilience have always inspired me, and I have made it my mission to make her proud through my academic and extracurricular achievements. Throughout my life, my mother's unwavering support and love have fueled my ambition and motivated me to excel in everything I do. My journey in higher education began at a university but was soon derailed by financial hardships resulting from a devastating flood back home. Determined to continue my education, I transferred to Dallas College and took on a part-time job to save money for tuition. Despite these challenges, I have consistently been involved in numerous activities that showcase my passion for learning and serving the community. My achievements include launching the first weather balloon in Nepal, leading a team to win national-level competitions through an electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike, and discovering a love for computers, engineering, and technology. I have also been involved in community service projects, such as volunteering in a food distribution campaign for Covid patients after recovering from the virus myself. These experiences have not only enriched my life but have also allowed me to make a positive impact on those around me. Recently, my fascination with the financial market has led me to explore various investment opportunities, including stocks, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and other financial instruments. To expand my knowledge in this field, I have been actively pursuing certifications such as CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO, as well as learning programming languages. My goal is to use this knowledge to build my skills in the rapidly changing world of Information Technology and contribute to a sustainable, eco-friendly Earth for future generations. Throughout my life, my father, a retired teacher, has instilled in me the belief that education and knowledge are the most crucial aspects of humanity. I have made it my lifelong journey to learn, grow, and educate others, and I am eager to continue this pursuit with the support of the Bold.org scholarship. As an Asian undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.7, I meet the eligibility requirements for this scholarship. I am also the child of a single mother, which further solidifies my determination to break the cycle of poverty through education. If awarded this scholarship, I will not only honor my mother's sacrifices but also inspire other children of single mothers to reach for the stars and pursue their dreams, no matter the challenges they face. In conclusion, I am proud of the resilience and ambition that have characterized my journey thus far, and I am eager to continue making a positive impact on my community and the world. I am confident that with the support of the Bold.org scholarship, I can achieve my goals and create a brighter future for myself, my family, and those I serve. Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to joining the ranks of Bold.org's bold and ambitious scholars.
    Filipino-American Scholarship
    As a proud Filipino-American, my identity has been a significant factor in shaping my life's purpose. Hailing from a rich and diverse cultural background, I have always been inspired by my heritage, which is characterized by resilience, hard work, and the spirit of Bayanihan. This deep-rooted sense of community has instilled in me the desire to serve others and use my talents to make a positive impact in the world. My journey as an international student from Nepal, striving for knowledge and service to the community, has not been without its challenges. The financial hardships caused by flooding and loss of property back home led me to transfer from the university to Dallas College, where I work part-time to save money for my education. Despite these obstacles, my determination to succeed and give back to the community has only grown stronger. My Filipino-American identity has motivated me to pursue excellence in the field of engineering and technology. I take great pride in launching the first weather balloon in Nepal and leading a team of five members to win two different national-level competitions through an electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike. My passion for computers, learning, and engineering has been a driving force in my life, inspiring me to seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and skill set. In the spirit of Bayanihan, I have always felt a strong calling to serve my community. I battled Covid-19, and as soon as I recovered, I volunteered in a food distribution campaign to alleviate the hunger of Covid patients. This experience reinforced my belief in the power of kindness and the profound impact of helping those in need. Recently, I have become fascinated by the financial market, and I have been actively investing in stocks, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and other investment opportunities. I am also pursuing certifications like CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO while learning programming languages to enhance my skills in the rapidly changing world of Information Technology. My Filipino-American identity, combined with the values imparted by my father, a retired teacher, has guided my belief that education and knowledge are the most critical aspects of humanity. I am determined to learn, grow, educate others, and make this my lifelong journey. By embracing my heritage, I hope to contribute to the Filipino-American community's success and empower future generations to embrace their dreams and aspirations.
    Operation 11 Tyler Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship
    As an international student from Nepal, I have always been driven by a passion for learning, service, and making a difference in my community. Despite facing adversity and financial hardships due to the flood and loss of property back home, I have persevered and continued my educational journey at Dallas College. My background in engineering and technology has inspired me to promote positive change in the world, leading a team to win national-level competitions with an electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike. My ultimate goal extends beyond personal success. I am deeply committed to serving my community and helping those in need. After recovering from Covid-19, I immediately volunteered in a food distribution campaign to help alleviate the hunger of Covid patients. This experience further solidified my passion for social work and my ambition to create a positive impact on others' lives. Upon completing my degree, I plan to merge my interests in social work, criminal justice, technology, and engineering to build a better future for marginalized communities. By harnessing the power of technology, I aim to develop innovative solutions that address social and environmental challenges, such as poverty, hunger, climate change, and access to justice. In the realm of criminal justice, I am determined to use my technological expertise to promote fairness and transparency within the system. By developing tools and platforms that enhance communication between law enforcement, legal professionals, and citizens, I hope to foster greater trust and collaboration within our communities. Additionally, I plan to advocate for policies that promote rehabilitation and restorative justice. Education has always been a significant part of my life, thanks to my father, a retired teacher, who instilled in me the value of knowledge and its potential to transform lives. As a lifelong learner, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and experiences with others, especially the younger generation. I envision organizing workshops and mentorship programs aimed at inspiring students to pursue careers in social work, technology, and engineering. In summary, my mission is to engineer a sustainable and just future through the fusion of social work, criminal justice, technology, and engineering. By empowering marginalized communities, advocating for fair policies, and sharing my knowledge with others, I hope to create a world where every person can thrive and contribute to the betterment of society. With the support of the Tyler Schaeffer Scholarship, I am eager to embark on this journey and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.
    HRCap Next-Gen Leadership Scholarship
    As an international student from Nepal, I have always been driven by the pursuit of knowledge and service to the community. My passion for learning and engineering has led me to Dallas College, where I work a part-time job to finance my education. Like many others, I have faced adversity, such as financial hardships due to flooding and loss of property back home, which compelled me to transfer from a university to a community college. Despite these challenges, I remain steadfast in my mission to acquire knowledge, serve my community, and grow as an individual. The rich and diverse AAPI culture that I am a part of has instilled in me the importance of integrity, diversity, and professionalism. As an AAPI student, I am proud of my roots and strive to promote and preserve my cultural heritage. My interest in Asian American studies and languages stems from my desire to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the AAPI community's contributions to society. Throughout my academic and personal life, I have demonstrated service excellence, professionalism, and integrity in various capacities. I launched the first weather balloon in Nepal and led a team of five members to win two different national-level competitions with an electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike. These experiences have honed my leadership skills and taught me the value of teamwork and perseverance. Cultural diversity is an integral aspect of my identity as an AAPI student. I actively engage in opportunities to promote diversity and inclusivity, both on and off campus. As a leader in my community, I am committed to human development and uplifting those in need. After recovering from Covid-19, I volunteered in a food distribution campaign to alleviate the hunger of fellow Covid patients, which brought me immense joy and satisfaction. My recent fascination with the financial market has led me to explore various investment opportunities, such as stocks, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and more. I am also constantly expanding my knowledge by obtaining certifications like CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO. My passion for learning programming languages aligns with my goal of building a versatile skill set in the rapidly evolving world of Information Technology. My father, a retired teacher, has been a significant influence in shaping my belief in the power of education and knowledge. Following in his footsteps, I have made it my lifelong journey to learn, grow, and educate others. I believe that science and technology can revolutionize the world and pave the way for a sustainable and eco-friendly future. By combining my passion for engineering and my commitment to environmental conservation, I aim to make a lasting impact on the world. Receiving the HRCap scholarship would greatly contribute to my pursuit of higher education and help ease the financial burden that I face as an international student. This opportunity would enable me to continue my journey of learning, service, and leadership while empowering me to make a difference in the AAPI community and beyond. In conclusion, my AAPI culture, diverse experiences, and passion for learning and service have molded me into the person I am today. As an ambitious leader and innovator, I am committed to promoting service excellence, professionalism, integrity, cultural diversity, and human development in my community. By awarding me the HRCap scholarship, you will be investing in a future leader who will make a positive impact on society and serve as an inspiration to others in the multicultural community.
    Chadwick D. McNab Memorial Scholarship
    The boundless possibilities and personal growth opportunities that a career in technology offers have always inspired me. As an international student from Nepal pursuing my undergraduate degree in computer science at Dallas College, I have been constantly driven by my passion for computers, engineering, and learning. I am honored to apply for the Chadwick D. McNab Scholarship, which embodies the spirit of growth and progress that I strive to achieve in my own life and career. My journey to the United States was not an easy one. I faced financial hardships due to a flood and loss of property back home, forcing me to transfer from a university to a community college. Despite these challenges, I have remained committed to my education and have taken on a part-time job to save money for my studies. My resilience and determination have enabled me to adapt to new environments and continuously learn and grow, both academically and personally. Throughout my life, I have been involved in various projects that have ignited my passion for technology and innovation. One of my proudest achievements was launching the first weather balloon in Nepal, which showcased my ability to lead a team and create innovative solutions to real-world problems. I also led a team of five members to win two different national-level competitions through the development of an electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike. These experiences have fueled my ambition to make a significant impact in the world of technology and contribute to the betterment of our society. In addition to my interest in technology, I have always been passionate about serving the community and helping those in need. After battling Covid-19, I volunteered in a food distribution campaign to alleviate the hunger of fellow Covid patients. This experience taught me the value of empathy and compassion, and it further solidified my commitment to using my skills and knowledge to help others. Recently, my fascination with the financial market has led me to explore various investment opportunities such as stocks, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and more. This curiosity has driven me to learn outside my curriculum, obtaining certifications like CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO. I have also been actively learning programming languages to build a strong foundation in the rapidly changing world of information technology. My ultimate goal is to use my knowledge and expertise to create sustainable, eco-friendly solutions that will contribute to a brighter future for our planet. My belief in the power of education and knowledge has been shaped by my father, a retired teacher. His influence has instilled in me the desire to learn, grow, and educate others as part of my lifelong journey. This scholarship would not only provide me with much-needed financial support, but it would also allow me to follow in Chadwick D. McNab's footsteps by pursuing a career that champions growth, progress, and community service. In conclusion, I am excited and committed to making a difference in the world through technology and community service. I believe that the Chadwick D. McNab Scholarship will not only help me achieve my goals, but it will also enable me to inspire others, just as Chadwick D. McNab did throughout his remarkable career. Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the legacy of Chadwick D. McNab by making a lasting impact on the world around me.
    Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Sudarshan Khanal, and I am an international student from Nepal, deeply committed to acquiring knowledge and serving my community in every way possible. My academic journey in the United States began at the University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, where I pursued a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. Unfortunately, due to financial hardships caused by a flood and loss of property back home, I had to transfer to Dallas College to continue my education. Despite these challenges, I have maintained a good GPA and am on track to complete my degree in 2023. From a young age, I have been passionate about innovation, engineering, and utilizing technology for the betterment of society. In Nepal, I spearheaded the launch of the country's first weather balloon and led a team of five members to win two national-level competitions by designing an electric, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell trike. These experiences not only solidified my passion for computers and engineering but also taught me the importance of teamwork and perseverance. Service to others is an integral part of my life, and I find great joy in helping those in need. After battling Covid-19, I immediately volunteered in a food distribution campaign to alleviate the hunger of fellow Covid patients. This experience reinforced my determination to contribute positively to my community and use my skills and knowledge to improve the lives of others. In recent months, I have developed an interest in the financial market, actively investing in stocks, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other investment opportunities. I continuously seek to learn outside my curriculum, earning certifications like CompTIA A+, Apple, and CISCO. I am also actively learning programming languages to broaden my skillset in the rapidly evolving world of Information Technology. My ultimate goal is to harness the power of science and technology to create a more sustainable, eco-friendly Earth for future generations. My father, a retired teacher, has instilled in me the belief that education and knowledge are the cornerstones of humanity. I am determined to learn, grow, and educate others, making lifelong learning my personal mission. I am thrilled to apply for the Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship as I pursue my passion for healthcare and medicine. I am inspired by Christina's dedication to occupational therapy and her drive to make a difference in the lives of others. As an aspiring professional in the field of healthcare technology, I hope to integrate my background in computer engineering and passion for service to develop innovative solutions that improve patient care and contribute to the advancement of medical practices. Receiving this scholarship would not only honor Christina's memory but also provide invaluable financial support as I continue my education and strive to make a positive impact on the world. I am confident that my ambition, commitment to service, and dedication to lifelong learning align with the selection criteria of the Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my story and aspirations, and I hope to uphold Christina's legacy as I work toward a brighter future in healthcare and medicine. Thank you for considering my application.
    Maverick Grill and Saloon Scholarship
    Title: Embracing Uniqueness and Giving Back to the Community Growing up in Nepal, I have always been deeply connected to my cultural roots and community. My upbringing in a diverse environment has helped me appreciate different perspectives and foster a unique set of values. My resilience, curiosity, and commitment to service are attributes that define my character and set me apart. One of the most distinctive qualities I possess is my ability to adapt and persevere in the face of adversity. Faced with financial hardships, I transferred from a university to a community college, demonstrating my unwavering determination to pursue higher education. My resilience has allowed me to tackle obstacles head-on and emerge stronger. My curiosity has fueled my passion for learning and innovation. From launching Nepal's first weather balloon to winning national-level competitions, I have always been driven by an insatiable desire to explore new frontiers in science and technology. This quality has led me to expand my knowledge beyond my academic curriculum, delving into areas like financial markets, programming languages, and various certifications. Lastly, my commitment to service is the cornerstone of my character. Throughout my life, I have actively engaged in community service, whether it was volunteering for food distribution campaigns during the Covid-19 pandemic or working on eco-friendly projects. I firmly believe in the power of small actions to make a positive impact on the lives of others. As I continue my academic and professional journey, I plan to give back to my community in several ways. First, I intend to use my skills and knowledge in computer engineering to develop sustainable and accessible technological solutions. By working on projects that prioritize social good and environmental sustainability, I can contribute to building a better future for all. Second, I will be an advocate for education and knowledge sharing, following in my father's footsteps. I plan to mentor young students, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds, helping them explore their passions and pursue their dreams. By sharing my experiences and knowledge, I can inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators. Moreover, I aim to work closely with local non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to promote computer literacy, especially in rural areas. By organizing workshops, seminars, and training sessions, I can help bridge the digital divide and empower individuals to leverage technology to improve their lives and communities. Additionally, I will actively participate in and support environmental conservation initiatives. I believe that my engineering skills and passion for sustainability can contribute to the development and implementation of clean energy solutions, waste management systems, and resource conservation efforts in my community and beyond. Finally, I aim to establish a scholarship fund for students facing financial barriers in pursuing higher education. As someone who has personally experienced these challenges, I understand the value of providing support and encouragement to those in need. In conclusion, my unique attributes of resilience, curiosity, and commitment to service have shaped my life's journey and will continue to guide my future endeavors. By embracing these qualities and focusing on giving back to my community, I can create a lasting impact and honor the legacy of individuals like Pablo M. Ortiz, who have inspired me to dream big and work hard. Through education, technology, and service, I look forward to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others, ensuring a brighter future for all.
    Electronic Shark Scholarship
    Engineering is a powerful manifestation of responsibility and ethics yet is a tremendous vocation demanding more intellectuality and thinking ability. I dream, and I hope, to achieve my blistering dreams and be a testament to the nurturing of my plan, which is quite unlikely to happen but stands a slight chance. I was a scamp and a curious kid in my childhood. There were barely any electrical devices in my household that I had not hammered, just for the sake of mere vision to know things better. My victims were radios, fans, batteries, small dc motors, and speakers. I would always get my hands dirty: messing things up or making things up. The atrocities had now turned to practical intellectualism instilling engineering qualities. In my senior year of high school, I came up with the idea of building an electric vehicle, a trike, from scratch because air pollution in Kathmandu is crazy, with about 50% of pollutants being the gasses emitted by cars. The reason? There are no automobile manufacturers in Nepal due to which most cars are old, and the exported vehicles are imposed with high taxation being the cause of inflation. The goal of this project was to build a cheap and environment-friendly automobile and commercialize it. “Design? Done. Fabrication? In the process. Motor and controller? Still coding. And the app? Complete chief.” Hand-sketched designs were rough, although I had the best sketch artist in my class. My elder father, a teacher at a technical school, had helped me with the fabrication of the design. I was the chief of motor and controller. As the design would carry about 200 kg, I selected the engine, calculating the amount of power and torque it would generate. For the controllers and app, I coded with the help of my teachers and a friend. My five-membered team and I successfully built a three-wheeled automobile that would operate on battery, solar power, and a fraction of hydrogen gas. The project, which seemed to be doomed, was a reality, although it was not a commercial success. My favorite moment was when we won the gold medal at the SET exhibition and national expo-Mechtrix. It was a moment of great pride and accomplishment for me and my team. We had worked so hard on our electric trike project, and to see it come to fruition and be recognized by others was truly rewarding. I will never forget the feeling of excitement and joy that I experienced that day. It was a moment that I will always look back on with pride and gratitude. It was a testament to the hard work and dedication that I had put into my education and my passion for engineering. Winning that gold medal was a moment that will always stay with me, and it has inspired me to continue working hard and pursuing my goals. I am grateful for the opportunity to have had this experience, and I hope to continue making a positive impact on the world through my education and my passion for engineering.
    Goobie-Ramlal Education Scholarship
    I come from a place of mountains of sorrows, valleys of grievance and perennial rivers of tears mothers shed when their children return in a red box. The contents of the box once dreamt of a better life for their families, a better future for their children, and their country. I come from the most naturally beautiful country in the world, Nepal which sadly has been corrupted by the termites we once voted for! My journey of challenges and opportunities is not to change my lifestyle or earn money, but rather give back to my society, and country as much as possible. I have devoted countless hours to volunteering in remote places in my country, serving the people who have forgotten what's it like to be loved and cared for, and feeding those in desperate times like covid when no one else could dare get out of their own homes. As a college-bound student of an immigrant family, I faced barriers in my country that I had to overcome through hard work and determination. The land of opportunities gives me hope for a change and the positive impact I can have on people. Despite the challenges, my family has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and to use my education to make a positive impact on the world. They have instilled in me a strong sense of drive and a belief in the power of education to transform lives. I believe that education has the power to transform lives, empower individuals, and create a more inclusive and equitable society. That is why I am so grateful to have the opportunity to continue my education in the United States. As I embark on this new chapter in my life, I am excited to use my experiences and education to make a positive impact on the world. I plan on using my skills and knowledge to advocate for marginalized communities and to work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society. I also hope to use my education to address pressing global issues such as climate change and access to education. I am determined to make the most of this opportunity and to use it to make a difference in the world. My experience as a college-bound student of an immigrant family has taught me the value of hard work and the importance of using my education to make a positive impact. I am determined to continue this journey and to use my experience and education to make a difference in the world.
    Walking In Authority International Ministry Scholarship
    Many things inspire me to get involved in my community. One of the biggest inspirations for me is the belief that every individual has the power to make a positive difference in the world. By working together and taking action, we can create positive change and improve the lives of others. Another thing that inspires me to get involved in my community is the sense of connection and belonging that comes from being a part of something bigger than myself. By making a positive impact in my community, I am helping others, strengthening the bonds of society, and building a sense of shared purpose and meaning. I have worked to influence change in my community in several ways. One of the ways that I have done this is by volunteering my time and energy to various community service projects and initiatives. I have participated in beach cleanups, food drives, and other efforts to improve the lives of those in need and make a positive difference in my community. Along with my school teacher, I decided to provide emergency food and nutritional support for families in our neighborhood. I recovered from COVID and had to go against family members to help people during the food insecurity. The food system faced serious threats, including conflict, climate shocks, locust crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to volunteering, I have also worked to influence change in my community by advocating for social and political issues that I care about. I have written letters, made phone calls, and participated in protests and other forms of activism to raise awareness and advocate for change on issues such as climate change, racial justice, and immigrant rights. I have also worked to influence change in my community by being an active and engaged member. This means participating in local politics, attending community meetings, and working to build relationships with my neighbors and fellow community members. By being an active and engaged member of my community, I can create a more vital and vibrant community for all. Ultimately, what inspires me to get involved in my community is the belief that I can make a positive difference and create meaningful and lasting change by working together. I am passionate about working to improve the lives of others and to make a positive impact in my community. By taking action and being an active and engaged member of my community, I can help to create a brighter and more hopeful future for all.
    NE1 NE-Dream Scholarship
    I have had big dreams and aspirations since I was a child. I have always been passionate about learning and exploring new things and have always had a strong desire to impact the world positively. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have parents who supported and encouraged my passions and interests. They instilled in me a love of learning and a belief in the power of hard work and determination. As a result, I have always been driven to succeed and pursue my dreams with dedication and perseverance. One of my biggest dreams is to become a successful scientist. From a young age, I have been fascinated by the natural world and the mysteries of the universe. I have always enjoyed learning about how things work and why they happen, and I have always been drawn to subjects like math, science, and technology. As I have grown older, my love of science has only deepened. I have always been drawn to using science and technology to make a positive difference in the world, and I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to solve problems and help others. I am working towards a degree in computer engineering to fulfill my dream of becoming a successful scientist. I am also seeking opportunities to gain practical experience and build my skills and knowledge. I have participated in research projects, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities, and I am always looking for ways to challenge myself and grow as a scientist. I am passionate about fulfilling my dreams because they represent my potential and ability to impact the world positively. By working hard and staying dedicated, I can achieve my goals and make a difference in the lives of others. I am also passionate about using my skills and abilities to make a positive difference in the world. Whether through scientific research, volunteering, or advocating for change, I am driven by a desire to impact the world and contribute to the common good positively. Ultimately, I am passionate about fulfilling my dreams because by doing so, I can make a difference in the world and leave a lasting legacy. We all are responsible for making the world a better place, and I am determined to use my skills, talents, and passions to impact the world positively. Of course, pursuing my dreams will not be easy, and I know there will be challenges and setbacks along the way. But I am determined and resilient, and I am confident that I can achieve my dreams and make a difference in the world with hard work and perseverance.
    Ruthie Brown Scholarship
    As a college student, I am well aware of the challenges and concerns of student loan debt. I know that student loan debt can be a significant burden for many people and a source of stress and anxiety. That is why I am working and planning to address my current and future student loan debt proactively and responsibly. One of the first things I am doing to address my student loan debt is to be mindful of my borrowing and spending habits. I am careful only to take out the number of loans I need, and I try to avoid borrowing more than necessary. I also try to live frugally and avoid unnecessary expenses to keep my debt burden as low as possible. In addition to being mindful of my borrowing and spending habits, I am also working to stay on top of my loan payments. I have set up a budget and a repayment plan that helps me to keep on track with my payments and avoid falling behind. I make sure to pay my loans on time each month and make extra payments whenever possible to reduce my overall debt burden. Another way that I am working to address my student loan debt is by exploring options for loan forgiveness or repayment assistance. I have looked into programs such as Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Driven Repayment Plans, which can make my loan payments more manageable and reduce the overall debt I need to repay. In the future, I plan to continue exploring ways to reduce my student loan debt. This may involve seeking out additional scholarships or grants to help offset the cost of my education or finding ways to earn extra income through part-time work or other opportunities. One strategy I am considering is participating in a work-study program, which would allow me to earn money while also gaining valuable experience and skills. I am also considering taking on internships or part-time jobs related to my field of study, as these opportunities can help me to build my resume and make connections in my industry. The key to addressing student loan debt is to be proactive and responsible in managing your finances. This means being mindful of your borrowing and spending habits, staying on top of your loan payments, and exploring options for loan forgiveness or repayment assistance whenever possible. By following these strategies, I am confident that I can effectively address my student loan debt and achieve financial stability in the future. These are the ways that I am working/planning to address my current and future student loan debt.
    Eleven Scholarship
    One time I faced a significant challenge was during my first year. I had always been a strong student in high school, but I quickly realized that the difficulty level in my college courses was much higher than what I was used to. I struggled to keep up with the workload and felt overwhelmed by the required reading and studying. At first, I tried to push through and work harder, but I quickly realized this approach was not sustainable. I was getting very little sleep, and my grades started to suffer. It was a difficult and frustrating time for me, as I felt like I was not living up to my expectations or the expectations of my parents and professors. I began to feel like I was over my head and might not be cut out for college. I wondered if I had made a mistake in pursuing higher education. These doubts and fears began to take a toll on my confidence and motivation, and I struggled to stay focused and motivated. To overcome this challenge, I decided to "turn it up to 11" and go above and beyond to succeed. I started seeking extra help from my professors and tutors, and I also made an effort to be more organized and manage my time more effectively. I started creating to-do lists and setting aside specific times each day for studying and completing assignments. I also made an effort to prioritize my workload and focus on the most critical tasks first. In addition to seeking extra help and being more organized, I also started seeking opportunities to get involved in my academic community. I joined a study group and started participating more in class discussions. This not only helped me to understand the material better, but it also allowed me to build relationships with my classmates and professors. This experience taught me that sometimes, going above and beyond means seeking help and support when needed. I also learned the importance of being proactive and taking charge of my learning rather than just waiting for things to come. I realized that I had to be willing to put in the hard work and effort to succeed, and this often involves seeking help and support from others. Despite my challenges and setbacks during my first year of college, I ultimately emerged more robust and resilient from experience. I learned that obstacles and setbacks are inevitable, but perseverance and a willingness to learn and grow can also be opportunities for personal growth and development. Looking back on this experience, I am grateful for the lessons I learned and the growth I experienced. The challenges I faced during my first year of college were ultimately fundamental to my later success. They taught me the importance of seeking help and support, being proactive, taking charge of my learning, and persevering through adversity. These lessons have helped me be more confident and resilient in the face of challenges and have allowed me to succeed in my academic and professional endeavors.
    Jimmy Cardenas Community Leader Scholarship
    The balloon had been punctured from the experiment before. A shock hit me after I realized that I had taken some missteps. Even after years of planning and months of preliminary investigations, all I was left with was a weather balloon that could not carry anything more than its weight on the day of launch. In the summer of 2017, the story begins on a mundane vacation when I stumble upon a blog on weather balloons launched by curious ladies like me. Having worked on several projects previously, this sparked some interest inside me. So, I began my research on weather balloons, and to my surprise, no one in Nepal had launched a weather balloon to date. Even though this was an unpleasant surprise, I saw an opportunity. After a significant web search and assistance from an instructor, I discovered how magnificent yet costly these inflatables could be! I requested prudent financial help with my school and headed towards the capital to collect the necessary resources. As I investigated the possible ways of an official launch, I came across the first problem. Civilians were restricted from launching inflatables due to high air traffic. After I reached out to some importing suppliers and got my hands into the inflatable, radiosonde, and GPS, I came across another problem; the Helium gas for lifting balloons was import limited. I fixed the problem by using a mixture of hydrogen and ammonia. Meanwhile, I requested permission to launch with CAAN under appropriate archives. I realized that I had another problem; my project was a safety hazard for aircraft. So I explored the plane routes and got authorization for launch from my hometown, with significantly reduced safety hazards. Finally, it was launched on 8th November 2018. However, punctured from a trial run, it could not lift any weight, so it launched only with a radiosonde. Since I found a modest approach to dispatch weather balloons supplanting rare helium, I applied for the SET Exhibition alongside Google Science fair 2018 but failed to hold any significant position. This failure of the solo project was a learning experience for me as a curious person willing to take on challenges. Mocking, teasing, and seldomly appraising my minor projects at my home garage, my friends requested me to lead an intra-school science exhibition project. I realized that it was time to let go of my ego of proving myself, working with a team, and leading a competition project. Out of many roles, I decided to choose 'engineering and designing' besides overseeing the whole project. Even though we were behind schedule, we decided to submit it at the deadline. We were up day and night to finish building the prototype for the project. It was an unfinished task until the exhibition due to the unavailability of necessary parts. Provided with just three weeks to work, our prototype came out impressive. We had built a three-wheeler powered by a DC motor to compete against other innovative projects in our school. Our task was awarded the second position. However, we decided to improve the project for another nationwide competition, the SET exhibition, but we needed to up our project for the challenge. Finally, we got our 'Trike' powered with a hydrogen fuel cell conjoined with a solar roof, besides our Android application. The exhibition was highly competitive, with innovative designs and ideas from various teams from all over Nepal. I could do nothing but hug my teammates with tears of happiness as they announced our project to have won the gold medal in the SET exhibition and national expo-Mechtrix held in Nepal, 2020.
    Students for Animal Advocacy Scholarship
    Modern farming has been a boon for humanity; it has saved us from the food crisis and has been the backbone of our economy. The neolithic revolution changed our lifestyle from hunting and gathering to agriculture and settlement. The British agricultural revolution increased our efficiency and productivity, supporting the rapid population growth and the Industrial Revolution. However, extensive chemical fertilizers and genetic modifications in commercial farming have polluted our natural resources and disrupted biological processes. The raising of livestock and the overall agricultural process and land use have led to the emission of a potent greenhouse gas called methane. The socio-economic and political benefits commercial farming brings to a country far outweigh its environmental impact. Our society's reliance on processed food, meat, and dairy products has released methane gas, which is 25 times more dangerous than CO2. It accelerates climate change, global warming, brings drought and many extinction-level threats. The independence from commercial farming would be motivated by morality, environmental sustainability, and the positive impact on the health of human beings. The need to search for alternate planets can never be stopped unless we discipline ourselves to care for what we already have. Therefore, we need to make a collective effort to transition into a healthy eating revolution to reduce methane gas emissions. Commercial farming is a serious global threat to our climate, environment, and human sustainability. Solving a problem of this scale requires a collaborative effort on a worldwide scale. However, commercial farming is often overlooked as a cause of global warming, although it constitutes the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as electricity and heat production. To solve this, we should slowly transition to a vegetarian and a vegan diet to decrease our reliance on fast processed dairy and meat products. Alternate vegetarian sources of protein should also be developed through scientific advancements so that people can maintain their health regardless of their nutrient requirements. We should make minor changes in our lifestyle that harm the environment in the short term. We can start by enforcing one day a week animal-free diet to see its benefits on our bodies. In the long term, we should enforce government laws to reduce the number of greenhouse emissions through commercial farming. Scientists and researchers should actively seek alternate options and our reliance on chemical fertilizers and insecticides. The health benefits an animal-free diet brings are tremendous. Human beings are evolved so that we absorb most of the nutrients we eat as we have a long intestine. However, it's difficult for humans to digest meat easily. On the other hand, 68% of the entire world population has lactose malabsorption. An obvious disadvantage is the economic reasons, as non-animal diets are more expensive than animal protein-based diets. The best strategy is a thought-through wait-and-see approach to how a vegetarian diet would help you become healthier and help sustain the Earth. My personal experience of having a vegetarian diet and no gastric-related problems is self-evident. I actively encourage people to try a vegetarian diet for a day/week so that they can evaluate the benefits themselves. We should also try to minimize food waste from production and supply to the consumer level to minimize unwanted greenhouse emissions. My strategy requires discipline and care for mother nature. However, even a day a week animal-free diet followed by everyone can make a difference, which can slowly be increased depending on own progress. However, it's difficult for my voice to reach the multinational corporations shielded by the rich and powerful to make changes in how they operate to reduce the overall impact commercial farming has on greenhouse emissions.
    Pettable Life Transitions Pet Lovers Scholarship
    Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship Fund
    @ESPdaniella's Gap Year Scholarship
    Snap Finance “Funding the Future” Scholarship
    The balloon had been punctured from the experiment before. A shock hit me after I realized that I had taken some missteps. Even after years of planning and months of preliminary investigations, all I was left with was a weather balloon that could not carry anything more than its weight on the day of launch. The story begins in the summer of 2017, a mundane vacation when I stumble upon a blog on weather balloons launched by curious ladies like me. Having worked on several projects previously, this sparked some interest inside me. So, I began my research on weather balloons, and to my surprise, no one in Nepal had launched a weather balloon to date. Even though this was an unpleasant surprise, I saw an opportunity. After significant web search and assistance from an instructor, I discovered how magnificent yet costly these inflatables could be! I requested prudent financial help with my school and headed towards the capital city to collect the necessary resources. As I investigated the possible ways of launching it officially, I came across the first problem. Civilians were restricted from launching inflatables due to high air traffic in Kathmandu. After I reached out to some importing suppliers and got my hands into the inflatable, radiosonde, and GPS, I came across another problem; a significant item needed for lifting balloon, Helium gas, was import limited. I fixed the problem by using a mixture of hydrogen and ammonia. Meanwhile, I requested permission to launch with CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal) under appropriate archives. I realized that I had another problem; my project was a safety hazard for aircraft. So I explored the plane routes and got authorization for launching the balloon from my hometown Butwal, with significantly reduced safety hazards. Finally, The Project was launched on 8th November 2018. However, it was punctured from a trial run previously, it could not lift any significant weight, so I launched only with radiosonde aboard. Since I found a modest and safe approach to dispatch weather balloons supplanting rare helium, I applied for the SET(Science, Environment, and Technology) Exhibition alongside Google Science fair 2018 but failed to hold any significant position. This failure of the sole project was a learning experience for me as a curious person willing to take on challenges. Mocking, teasing, and seldomly appraising about my minor projects at my home garage, my friends requested me to lead an intra-school science exhibition project. I realized that it was time to let go of my ego of proving myself, work with a team and lead a project on the competition. Out of many roles, I decided to choose 'engineering and designing' besides overseeing the whole project. Even though we were behind schedule, we decided to submit on the last day of the deadline. We were up day and night to finish building the prototype for the project. It was an unfinished task even until the exhibition due to the unavailability of necessary parts in Kathmandu. Provided with just three weeks to work on the project, our prototype came out impressive. We had built a three-wheeler powered by a DC motor to compete against other innovative projects in our school. Our task was awarded the second position. However, we decided to improve the project for another nationwide competition, the SET exhibition, but we needed to up our project for the challenge. Finally, we got our 'Trike' powered with a hydrogen fuel cell conjoined with a solar roof, besides our Android application. The exhibition was highly competitive, with innovative designs and ideas from various teams from all over Nepal. I could do nothing but hug my teammates with tears of happiness as they announced our project to have won the gold medal in the SET exhibition and national expo-Mechtrix held in Kathmandu, Nepal 2020.
    Bold Dream Big Scholarship
    When I first started writing about my dream life, I had no idea where to begin. The more time I spent writing about it, the more I wanted it. I was able to accomplish a part of this because I was writing about something that mattered to me. When I wrote about the relationship between my dream and reality, I realized that I didn't even acknowledge how much my dream life was a dream. Suddenly, I had a new purpose in my life, and I had the confidence to pursue it. I knew what I wanted to do, and now I had the skills to create it. But I wasn't happy. I kept writing and practicing until I got where I wanted to be. I would love to have my own business. I would have the home of my dreams. Beautiful things would surround me, and I would be inspired to take action. The goal of our dream life is to live it as much as possible. Whether it's a job or a hobby we love, we should be pursuing our goals. By setting and achieving goals, we will be more likely to be content and enjoy our life. We should reach our dreams and make our dreams a reality. If we cannot do that, we should try changing our expectations and work hard to get there. If I were to live my dream life, I would need to change how I see the world. I would have to change the way I see myself and the world. My beliefs are the foundation of my consciousness. And my consciousness is maintained by the way I filter information in my mind. I would want to do what I wanted to do, not the way I think I'm supposed to do it.
    Bold Technology Matters Scholarship
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology. This technology has been around for many years, but it is not quite up to fully autonomous. However, recent advances in hardware and programming have made the broad consumer market possible. For example, Touch commerce allows consumers to buy products with a single touch combined with touchscreen technology. Customers are required to link their payment information with their general account, which is then deposited into the retailer's system. In theory, this means consumers can purchase anything by simply using their fingerprints. Artificial intelligence is a significant advancement in research. It has already had notable effects on our lives, and technology is still evolving. Compared to previous attempts, the Human Brain Project has created a three-dimensional atlas of the human brain. The resolution of the atlas is fifty times higher than that of the previous versions. The team of scientists scanned thousands of cross-sections and digitally stitched them together. Now, the maps can show details up to 20 micrometers. Artificial intelligence is an exciting technology that is already changing our lives. It is being used in cars to help people navigate and answer questions. Its future capabilities will allow robots to be programmed to predict what a user is looking for. This will be a game-changer for humans. Many new technologies in development will make life easier for us. And the ones I am excited about today are not just for the futuristic. They are also improving our lives and enhancing our lifestyles. In the 21st century, self-driving cars will transform our daily lives. A self-driving car will free up space for pedestrians and vehicles in cities with only one driver. In addition to this, the self-driving car will communicate with other vehicles and make their way, reducing traffic jams and accidents and allowing users to focus on other activities. It will make our lives easier in every aspect.
    Bold Investing Scholarship
    Warren Buffett is known for his advice to invest for the long term. This means looking for profitable companies that will continue to grow and selling them only when we need the money. This tip has helped many investors make a great living, and I followed the same advice to increase my investment returns as a student. However, he also recommends that we do our homework before investing in a company. We should keep an eye on our timeframe. Some investments, such as stocks, require us to tie up money for years, and we may incur penalties if we withdraw too early. But if we have a more extended timeframe and don't need the money right away, we should invest our money. It's a good idea to put a portion of our income into a savings account until we need it most. We should avoid getting carried away by the latest fads. While Bitcoin and marijuana stocks are becoming popular investment vehicles, we shouldn't jump the gun and invest in them. We shouldn't invest in these if we don't know what we're doing. Instead, we should invest in low-cost, diversified mutual funds or ETFs less expensive than individual stocks.
    Suraj Som Aspiring Educators Scholarship
    The philosophical questions posed in a book on philosophy about the relationship between spirituality and math are vast and interdisciplinary. While some authors are scientists, others are philosophers with long-standing religious interests. Some are even ordained clergy. However, people have many more common misconceptions about science and religion. These misconceptions make it difficult for a person to form an opinion about this topic. Some authors have attempted to bridge the gap between science and religion. For example, Stenmark, Taner, and Street have argued that the relationship between religion and science is meaningless. The author of the book titled "How to Relate Science and Religion" has written several books that discuss the importance of the relationship between spirituality and science. Stenmark claims that religion does not exist in his book, and he argues that the same standards cannot define science and religion. Other authors are skeptical of religion and science. They cite the examples of skeptics of the Catholic Church in the West. Similarly, the Jesuits criticized the Cavalieri method on purely mathematical grounds. But the scholarly community remained steadfast in their criticism of the Cavalieri method. They argued that despite its apparent contradictions, it was still correct. The relationship between religion and science is largely unresolved. Many scholars have argued that the two disciplines can complement one another. For example, Stenmark, Edward A., and Thomas Greenwood published The Relationship Between Religion and Science. The latter's work was influenced by the Appiko and Chipko movements. The shift from religion to science took place during the Industrial Revolution, which saw the rise of individualism. Berkeley argues that the two are mutually complementary. A scientist can understand God better than another, and both can contribute to society's growth. A philosopher can apply their philosophy to science in any situation. The spirituality of a particular religion does not need to be a Christian doctrine. Moreover, it can be applied to any case that involves math. So, a person can't ignore religion and not use it as an excuse to avoid problems. The relationship between science and religion is complex. It is not easy to establish the difference between them. While they may seem related, they are not precisely the same. The two disciplines are not mutually exclusive. There is a distinction between math philosophy and spirituality. And yet, they have no relationship at all. This is the fundamental problem with the relation between religion and science. While math and spirituality are not mutually exclusive, they are related. A person can't believe in God or a deity because the two are mutually contradictory. But, a person's spirituality is often incompatible with that of a scientist. Consequently, a person can't believe in God or a specific religion, and vice versa. Thus, a philosopher should not deny their faith in one of their beliefs. The relationship between science and religion is complicated, but it isn't necessarily contradictory. They are inseparable. The two should be co-existing. Nonetheless, there are specific differences between these two. They may differ slightly, but they have the goal of enhancing human life in common. It's hard to argue that they are mutually exclusive. It's simply not possible to have both without the other. Berkeley argued that the former were mutually exclusive in terms of spirituality and science. His Discourse to the Infidel Mathematician explored whether the latter's knowledge was superior to the former's. In the end, the two disciplines were geared to help humanity and the world. The two disciplines are intertwined, and the relationship between them is inevitable.
    Durham-Dodd Dreams Scholarship
    As a child, I was always very close to my mother. She was not only the best role model I ever had, but she was also very important to me in many ways. For instance, she taught me to love others and to be patient. She also taught me never to judge other people. My mother has influenced me in many ways, and I am grateful for her. If you have a daughter, she will become your best friend. If you have a son, he is going to be your priority. As the youngest son among six siblings, I've learned to value boundaries. When I was younger, I had no boundaries and was pushed to thrive for the better. As I got older, I learned to respect boundaries. As a result, I didn't get into trouble, and my mother was there for me through thick and thin. As I grew up, my mother was my best teacher. My mother taught me to be a functioning adult. Even though she was sometimes a little strict, she forced me to do my homework. Now I realize that my mother has a crucial role in my life. I want to give her thanks for everything she has done for me. I hope I can do the same for her one day. So, my mother has been a significant influence on my life.
    BJB Scholarship
    Volunteering is an excellent way to help the community and enrich one's life. While volunteering, I get to meet new people and learn about the society in which we live. In addition, volunteering opens up new ideas and opens up the mind. It has also boosted my self-esteem. Volunteering has been an excellent way to give back my time and skills. I am good with computers and have experience in writing, and volunteering is a great way to share my knowledge. I also volunteer my time to repair people's homes and websites. Giving up our time can make a difference for many. It has been a fun way to make new friends and give back to the community. I started by volunteering at a local charity. Volunteering gives a sense of community and a chance to meet new people. Working with people dedicated to improving their surroundings has also widened my network of friends. I have been more open-minded and compassionate when looking at others' situations differently. It has made my life more meaningful. I am an engineering student, and I have always been interested in making things. I have always had a vision for the future that is green and sustainable. We need to think about how our decisions will impact our environment today. I want to make sure that we leave this planet in a better place than we found it. We need to work on two fronts: to make people more aware of our problems and ensure that we have a sustainable future with clean water and energy. I am interested in creating a future where humans can live in harmony with nature. I believe that we can use technology to improve our society. We should not be afraid of the changes that come with new technology but embrace them because they can help us achieve our goals faster than we could without them.
    REVIVAL Scholarship
    I was determined to finish my degree and not let my family down. I knew that a college degree would allow me to support them more than a high school diploma would. This is a question that I am often asked, and it is one that I have always been hesitant to answer. It seems like an easy question at first glance, but the answer is not as straightforward as it may seem. Parents are the primary influence in our children's life. We can guide their lives and determine their future, but we feel hesitant about the value of a college education without a college degree. Our goals and dreams should be our top priority, so I do not let being a parent interfere with my pursuit of education. As a parent, I want to help my child's educational journey. A degree program is a great way to gain more experience and learn about new fields. In addition to learning more about a career that will provide me with a stable income, a degree can help me network with professionals in my area. In addition to these benefits, a degree can help me improve my children's lives. I have different expectations for my child's education. In addition to my own educational goals, my child's life has also been affected. Many young parents like me who did not go to college find it challenging to pursue a degree independently and often lack the support they need to make it through the experience. A scholarship would dust some financial hardship off my shoulder and help me focus on my long-term career goals.
    Bold Growth Mindset Scholarship
    Learn how to set goals that are both realistic and realistic-like a dream. What will I study? How does the scholarship help me learn how I can. The growth mindset is a proactive attitude that is used to help us think of ourselves as resilient, joyous, dynamic, and ready for change. It is an attitude toward life that encourages us to think about our strengths, the good things about ourselves, our potential, things we can do better, as well as the challenges we may be facing. The most common elements of the attitude include the belief that things will get better and the motivation to persevere in achieving goals if we decide to. A student with a growth mindset has a better chance of success. First, a student with this mindset is more motivated to go the extra mile and learn about themselves. Second, they are more likely to have the will and ability to practice the skills and knowledge they gain in their studies. A growth perspective can be used with the self-awareness to encourage self-care, self-growth/development, personal development, relationships, creativity, learning, academic achievement, and career aspirations. To maintain a practical growth belief attitude, it's essential to learn how to identify and maintain it in the future. We can learn to continually think positively, look at ourselves with confidence, be optimistic about the results of our efforts, expect the best, believe in ourselves, and be hopeful.
    Bold Self-Care Scholarship
    Self-care is a crucial part of life. It not only helps to maintain our mental and physical health, but it also helps us be more productive and happier. Self-care is not just about taking care of our body; it is also about our mind and soul. It can be anything that we do that helps us feel better or restores balance in our life. It does not matter what form of self-care we choose, as long as it works for us and makes us feel better in some way. Spirituality has always been something that I can rely on for my well-being. Service and spirituality have always made me cheerful and content. I joined Divine Youth Club- a local club, to be the reason behind somebody else's happiness. The club allowed me to serve above myself and experience the connection between people, to understand that everybody deserves a decent and happy life. Even though people helped others in fear of the devil, I accepted no such "divine." I used to carry no such "divine" thing that existed; being a science enthusiast, I trusted in the laws of science. However, the club I joined was identified with a parent club, "Jagadhguru Kripalu Parishat"; I had the option to encounter the association of individuals with the heavenly. The more I began learning, the more obscure I was to the void of knowledge.
    Bold Friendship Matters Scholarship
    A true, lasting friendship means investing time and energy into those people we are sure will be there for us when it matters most. Friendships are like flowers. We cannot expect them to grow without watering them with our love and attention, or they will wither away. It is not about being someone's best friend, but being someone, they can count on to be their best self. It is crucial to find friends we can trust and rely on, as they can provide us with a sense of belonging and safety. Friendships are not always easy to come by, but they are worth investing in. Research shows that friendships are forged, not born. If we want to find true friends, the first step is to be kind and generous. The second step is to be open-minded and accepting of different people. Lastly, we must invest time and energy into people we are sure will be there for us when it matters most. True friendships are built on trust, mutual understanding, empathy, and support. Friendships are a crucial part of our lives, and we should try to find people we can trust and count on. We should also invest time and energy into these friendships because it is worth it in the end.
    JoLynn Blanton Memorial Scholarship
    Food insecurity among underprivileged populations and low-income families during the COVID-19 pandemic was very high. Although national measures to block COVID-19 are loose, the movement of migrant workers and economic activity remains limited, which worsens food security, especially among low-income and disadvantaged families across Nepal and thus the pandemic's current impact on health nutrition. It may continue after a pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, families from low-income families and disadvantaged communities, for example, working for daily wages and relying on remittances, faced the problem of food insecurity. Therefore, along with my school teacher, I decided to provide emergency food and nutritional support for families in our neighborhood. I recovered from COVID and had to go against family members to help people during the food insecurity. The food system faces serious threats, including conflict, climate shocks, locust crisis, and the current COVID-19 pandemic. To limit current and future income/food insecurity, the government should consider expanding the opportunities for low-income groups to obtain unemployment benefits, consider the possibility of a lump-sum payment, financially help disadvantaged workers and families stay at home, and ensure small businesses. In some cases, emergency food distribution methods put women and girls at greater risk of sexual abuse and exploitation. Volunteers and donors process food from villages with the best quality and price, bringing towns and cities together. The incidence of Covid-19 is skyrocketing in Nepal, reminiscent of a similar outbreak in neighboring India. School systems affected by COVID-19 must adopt the principle of no harm. To help abused women who may be more vulnerable to being trapped at home with their abuser, governments must ensure that service providers work together, share information, and carefully consider supporting victims when their communications may be under pressure. Several countries have begun taking emergency measures to help working parents when schools or daycare centers are closed. In less extreme cases, where emergency assistance is unevenly distributed and inadvertently gives one group an advantage over another, this can lead to division and division, and sometimes violence. In conclusion, the education we learn inside the classroom finds our values and morals outside, in the real world, where we get challenged without any options. Our perception of the world and continuous perseverance to make it a better place identifies a worldview. Lastly, being a son of a teacher who struggled to make ends meet but instilled knowledge in me, I can proudly say that if I get the scholarship, I will make productive and impactful use of it.
    Artists and Writers in the Community Scholarship
    Write about a time when you experienced the arts in your community. How did it impact you? I belong to a culturally diverse and prosperous country, Nepal. Lifestyle, language, and expression is the ultimate form of art that has grown with time in my community. Festivals from birth to death and culturally significant days throughout the year promote skill, art, and creativity. Write about your favorite teacher from high school. What class did they teach, and what was the most important lesson you learned from them? From launching the first weather balloon of Nepal to leading a team of five members to win two different national-level competitions, I have realized how influential my high school teacher was on me. He used to teach English and has been the biggest motivator of my life. The most important lesson that I learned from him was always to be consistent and take every step or backstep as a challenge to do something better in life. I am proud to say that my teacher is my dad. How do you think the arts help communities? Give one example of an event, installation, or program you might try to create for your community as a way to share the arts and enrich those who participate in it. I celebrated the festival of "Tihar" just yesterday, and the festival requires us to paint on the floor with dry powder colors. This festival has the cultural significance of welcoming goddess "Laxmi" during the festival and boosts the people's happiness, liveliness, and creativity. Describe a time when you failed and write about the impact it had on you. The balloon had been punctured from the experiment before. A shock hit me after I realized what a misstep I had made. After years of planning, months of investigations, and on the day of launch, all I was left with was a weather balloon that could carry nothing more than its weight. I knew I had failed, and I wanted redemption. I had to let go of my ego, work in a team and lead a project. I was seeking an opportunity that came along with an A-level meet. I had an idea that could be accomplished by the group, who were three of the many wonderfully supportive classmates. I decided to do engineering and designing for the project, which ultimately led us to win two national-level projects.
    SkipSchool Scholarship
    Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest minds of all time, spent his life pursuing the thrill of discovery and overcoming adversity. I'm writing this essay on a computer that's plugged into an AC outlet, and I understand how difficult it was for him to convince the scientific community of the importance of AC when DC was the norm. Tesla proved that finance can never intervene in an invention, with only 4 cents in his pocket when he arrived in the United States and a massive legacy to leave behind after his death. As an international student, his struggles, discoveries, and inventions have always inspired me.