Essay on Scholarships: High School and Scholarship Dear Scholarship

Submitted By alexdedels
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Alex Dedels
English 1101
Ms. Pinkard Long
1 October, 2013
Project #2 Scholarship
Dear scholarship committee, Throughout my short, 18 year old life, many people have asked me the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" From when I was a child, I have always responded with: "Baseball player." During all four of my years at high school, I attended many showcases and travel leagues to show off my playing abilities. College coaches and prospects would show up to watch my team play. While on the field, in the back of my mind, all I could think about was making my name athletically famous. At the same time, I knew that my actions in the classroom were a whole lot more important. My vision of becoming a baseball player seemed more like a dream after not hearing from a single college coach going into my senior year of high school. I then told myself that no matter what I will continue to work hard and focus on becoming better. Due to my ambitious attitude, a coach from Georgia Perimeter College selected me to play on the team as an outfielder. After hearing this wonderful news, it hit me. Most players do not get the opportunity to play at the next level and pursue their baseball career. Staying focused everyday, I stay self-motivated and become closer and closer to developing into a very talented player. During orientation, I discovered many different types of scholarships and ways that the college can help pay for students' tuitions. As I was observing, I noticed that there is an athletic scholarship for all student-athletes. Since I am now an athlete, I expected an athletic scholarship. This was great knowing my father did not have to pay any money for school. While setting up classes for the fall semester, I noticed that the scholarship was not applied to my tuition. A little disappointing but gave me the strength and desire to do something about it. The first few