What motivating factors or important experiences have helped shaped your personal philosophy and/or educational goals or career objectives?
One of the motivating factors in choosing a pharmacy career occured when I was a waiter at a senior citizen home. After a day of hard work I rested on an elegant chair, waiting for my transportation. Soon, my eye caught an elderly man making his way toward me in a wheelchair, accompanied by a smiling attendant. The attendant soon left, leaving the man to wait on a family visit. A few minutes of silence passed before he began speaking to me, talking about his life experiences and soon his health problems.
"The food here has too many carbohydrates... Lately I have been feeling unhealthy. My shape is coming apart. I feel lethargic.." He said weakly.
As I listened to him I felt powerless. He looked like a prisoner in his chair with his shoulders slumped forward and his hands tilting sideways. Reflecting on the moment, I felt that he was a medical patient begging me for help. Unfortunately, I was only a teenager waiting for a ride home from work, incapable of helping anyone. Moments like these is what powers my desire to pursue a career in Pharmacy. Millions of people, whether young or old, are weakened or killed by sickness; and I consider it an honor and duty if I can aid them in strength through medicine.
How will you finance your education?
I will vigorously apply for scholarships and seek grants. I search scholarship websites daily in order to find atleast three potential scholarships. I refuse to let financial difficulties stop my educational pursuits.
Why do you feel you should receive this scholarship and what would it mean to you if you received it?
I should receive this scholarship because I feel it...