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TaSharra Richardson

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Bio

Life goals that I hope to pursue are majoring in pre-med or science and becoming a dermatologist, becoming financially stable, and to enjoy life. I am most passionate about my family. My family has instituted the drive and work ethic I have today. Furthermore, I feel as though I am a great canidate because I am entitled to pursue great things for our nation in the future. Scholarships would benefit me financially to get where I need to be so that I can make a positive impact on the world!

Education

Paducah High School

High School
2019 - 2023
  • GPA:
    4

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medicine

    • Dream career goals:

      Major in Science

    • Lead Staff/Member Services

      Texas Tech University Recreation
      2024 – Present7 months
    • Facility Assistant

      Texas Tech University Recreation
      2023 – Present1 year
    • Analysis

      Mary Clark
      2022 – 2022

    Sports

    Track & Field

    Varsity
    2019 – Present5 years

    Awards

    • Sprint Relay( 3rd place at State)

    Cheerleading

    Varsity
    2019 – Present5 years

    Awards

    • Captain- State Sprit Champion

    Basketball

    Varsity
    2019 – Present5 years

    Awards

    • Captain- First Team All District

    Volleyball

    Varsity
    2019 – Present5 years

    Awards

    • Captain
    • First Team All District

    Research

    • Education, Other

      Paducah High School — Researcher
      2021 – 2021

    Arts

    • Paducah Yearbook Association

      Photography
      No
      2022 – 2023

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      GoodWill — Donater
      2018 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Paducah High School — Varsity Cheer Captain/Leader
      2022 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      Paducah High School — Served drinks and assembled chairs and tables
      2022 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      Methodist Church — Waitress at youth fundraiser
      2022 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      National Honor Society — Assemble Veterans Crosses
      2021 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Robert F. Lawson Fund for Careers that Care
    As I enter the real world and start expanding my intellectual education, I plan to pursue many goals and investments to provide for my rural communities and the world. In society, and the world today, there are many problems associated with various aspects. Some of these aspects people may not be familiarized with or even know about. One of the problems, I believe, that is not remarkably familiar to society is the insecurity of people with skin disorders or acne. Since middle school, I have always been interested in having a job that was a part of the medical field. Being able to care for people has always been a passion of mine. After the show, “Dr. Pimple Popper,” came out I knew exactly what I wanted to be, and that is a doctor of dermatology. Although people may not admit it, a poll shows that many Americans state that their skin issues affect their self-confidence. Acne affects more than just a person’s appearance; it also takes a toll on their emotional health. Study after study shows that people with skin issues can also develop anxiety, depression, decreased quality of life, and so much more. I consider this an opportunity for my career. As I further my education at Texas Tech University and progressively become a doctor or dermatologist. I plan to use my education to build others' self-confidence. I have experienced skin issues that have led me to become insecure in my appearance which made me scared to walk out of the house or even socialize with other people. This is not okay as we must socialize to have opportunities. Therefore, I plan to utilize the career I plan to pursue and impact others’ lives to where they are not afraid of their appearance or how others will think about their skin. However, I plan to reassure them that no matter the circumstances they are beautiful in their skin and opportunities are awaiting them. In addition to helping people with their skin disorders and self-confidence. I also plan to invest in a program that will help my community and young teens who hope to pursue the same career plan or major as me. Throughout high school, it has been a hassle trying to figure out the classes and the right educational path I would like to take. Not only has it been a struggle for me, but it has also been a struggle for my parents. To make it easier for parents and students wanting to pursue a career in the medical and science fields, I plan to invest in an organization that plans out for a future that fits and interests them. In addition to this, I plan to find classes for them to take and hopefully be able to aid them financially throughout their schooling and invest in students from minority groups to open opportunities for them as well. Furthermore, I hope that I can pursue this goal and hopefully give students early education and intelligence on the career and major that want to enter. In conclusion, I hope this major leads me to a successful career and I can invest in many attributes and opportunities for our rural communities, minority groups, and the economy. Although it will require quite a bit of work and time, I will fight through adversity to reach my goal. No matter the circumstances or how my career may play out, I plan to positively impact my community and the world.
    She Rose in STEAM Scholarship
    The career I hope to pursue is a doctor of dermatology and pursue a degree in science. While pursuing this degree I hope to improve minorities' health by providing them with a professional and comfortable environment. Also, I will provide them with informative facts that may benefit their skin. Not only is being a doctor of dermatology beneficial to my clients for health necessities, but I will also provide a comfortable foundation. In correlation with providing my patients a comfortable foundation I hope to contribute to my patients outside life if they allow me to. In addition to making my patients comfortable with me, I hope my positive impact can lead to overall better health benefits and wellness. As I am from the black community, I understand how some people of my color may feel in their skin. We sometimes do not feel comfortable and most of the time if we are not surrounded by people of the same race we feel left out. I want to put an end to the low confidence in our black community. To aid the black minority group I hope to host programs within my future dermatology business that will help inspire young people of color. This program I hope to invest for the future will help young people of color pursue a career in whatever future goals/careers they plan to achieve after high school. However, the black community is not the only minority group I wish to inspire and encourage. Another minority group's health I would like to improve and contribute to are women. Gender inequality has been a controversy and has its roots between men and women. "These result from social constructions of relations, which in turn stem from sexual divisions of labor rooted in biological differences between the genders, such as the ability to breastfeed." Structural gender inequalities result in many allocation resources such as education, income, and health care. These all are strongly associated with poor health and reduced well-being. In some minority groups, skin disorders are common. Some diseases that are common in minority groups are skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, keloids, and more. Through my degree I can help patients with treatments and advise on how to improve their skin and the disorders that may be causing them discomfort or self-consciousness. I plan to achieve my goal of becoming a dermatologist by attending a four-year university and gaining knowledge of all the intellectual necessities needed for this career. When I become a dermatologist, I do not only want to help my patients with their skin or whatever the case may be for coming to me, but I would also love to help them with any other problems they may be encountering. I want to be a safe place for my patients, and I hope to when I enter this career that I will have relations and connections to help my patients with any other health needs they have. I have experienced many challenges and opportunities that have made me want to aid people when they are going through situations that I do not want to talk about. These opportunities and challenges have formed and shaped me to the independent, humbled, young woman I am today. As I continue to progress and pursue my dreams, I know that I can fight through adversity and conquer any obstacle I go through. Each challenge and opportunity I had to face changed my mindset, work ethic, compatibility, ambition, and many more skills. Therefore, with those challenges and opportunities I will try to positively impact the minority groups.
    Learner Math Lover Scholarship
    Some may ask, "What is there to love about math?" However, there is a lot to love about math. Math has an abundant amount of benefits it brings with it for future purposes. Scenarios that we learn in math class can be applied in real-world situations one may encounter in their future career or everyday lives. Our nation as a whole, in every workforce, is surrounded by numbers, equations, algorithms, and so much more. The simplest math can be utilized in our lives today. For example, I use the mathematical knowledge I have learned so far every day of my life. I believe it is important to love math or have a strong liking of the subject to develop essential financial wellness. I love math for an abundant amount of reasons. Personally, math has acted as my "get away" from stress, anxiety, and many other negative impacts that I have encountered throughout my high school career. Another reason why I love math is that I enjoy it. This subject has improved my analytic and critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and my satisfaction. Math will play a significant role in my future career and can help me improve in all aspects of wellness.