For DonorsFor Applicants
user profile avatar

William Johnson


Bold Points




As a Junior at the University of South Carolina- Columbia, I'm studying Elementary Education. While my goal is to teach 3rd grade, I've had the chance to observe multiple grade levels, which I found incredibly enjoyable. After about three years of teaching, I aspire to pursue a Master's in a field related to child psychology. My dedication and hard work fuel my main objective: to inspire my future students to realize their full potential and support their growth.


University of South Carolina-Columbia

Bachelor's degree program
2021 - 2025
  • Majors:
    • Education, General


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

    • Programming staff

      Camp Cole
      2022 – 20231 year


    Track & Field

    Junior Varsity
    2018 – 20202 years

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Harvest Hope — Food Packaging
      2019 – Present

    Future Interests





    Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship
    I am William Johnson, I'm currently attending the University of South Carolina, majoring in Elementary education. I have a 3.65 GPA, and I enjoy volunteering, being active in my community and helping others. My journey toward becoming an educator stems from a deeply rooted passion for both learning and fostering growth in others. Growing up, I was fortunate to have inspiring mentors who instilled in me the profound impact of education on shaping not just individual lives, but entire communities. This early influence sparked a desire within me to pursue a career dedicated to making a positive difference through teaching and mentorship. As I progressed through my own educational journey, I encountered various experiences that solidified my commitment to education as a transformative force. During my high school years, I encountered a remarkable English teacher, Mrs. Assey, whose unwavering dedication to her students left an indelible mark on my life. Her classroom wasn't just a space for lectures; it was a sanctuary where students felt heard, valued, and challenged to think beyond the confines of textbooks. One particular instance stands out vividly. I struggled with self-expression, often finding it challenging to articulate my thoughts coherently. Mrs. Assey recognized this and offered unwavering support, patiently guiding me through the nuances of language and expression. She didn't just focus on correcting grammar or sentence structure; she took the time to understand my perspectives and encouraged me to find my voice. Through her mentorship, I began to comprehend the transformative power of a caring, empathetic educator. Mrs. Assey's ability to connect on a personal level, fostering an environment where every student felt seen and valued, profoundly influenced my perception of teaching. Witnessing the positive impact she had on her students, not only academically but also in their confidence and self-belief, ignited a passion within me to follow in her footsteps. This experience taught me that education goes beyond the transmission of knowledge; it's about nurturing individuals, instilling confidence, and igniting a lifelong love for learning. Mrs. Assey mentorship fueled my determination to pursue a career in education, where I, too, could make a meaningful difference in the lives of students by providing guidance, support, and belief in their potential. These encounters underscored the importance of dedicated, compassionate educators who not only impart knowledge but also serve as catalysts for personal and societal change. Now, as I stand on the threshold of my career in education, my vision extends far beyond the confines of a classroom. I aspire to be a facilitator of change, aiming to create an inclusive, empowering learning environment where every student feels valued and empowered to reach their full potential. By leveraging innovative teaching methods, fostering a culture of curiosity and critical thinking, and championing diversity and inclusivity, I aim to equip my students with not just academic knowledge but also the essential life skills necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving world. Moreover, my goal as an educator extends beyond imparting academic lessons. I am committed to nurturing a sense of empathy, resilience, and global citizenship in my students. By cultivating these qualities, I aim to prepare the next generation to become compassionate leaders and agents of positive change in their communities and the world at large. In essence, my aspiration as an educator is to serve as a guiding light, inspiring and empowering students to realize their potential and become active contributors to a more equitable, empathetic, and harmonious society.