The stresses of not knowing where the money for college is going to come from can add even more burden to an already stressed existence. That is why the Dale E. Fridell Scholarship would be such an incredible blessing to me. By helping to ease the burden of tuition expenses I will be better equipped to deal with the other stresses of college life. By helping me to balance the load, I will be more able to pursue the demanding goals that I have set for myself and for my future.
It has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword, and I am a firm believer in that. Through writing one has the power to help a person overcome obstacles, and has the power to influence people to make a difference through inspirational stories of dedication and selflessness. Words carry with them all those powers and more, and it is there that I intend to make a difference.
There are many ways that people can influence, inform, or entertain, but few of them are as widely under appreciated as writing. Everyday we read hundreds or thousands of words, in both our work lives and our free time, for both information and entertainment. Without that valuable source the world we know would be a far different place, one not even recognizable to us today.
All of my life my strength has been in my words. From a very young age I knew that my word was my bond; it was the only thing I had complete control over. I also realized that the way things were said or written could have a dramatic and lasting effect on the people receiving them. This perception practically demanded that I make an effort to pursue an education in the English language and literature. I would spend hours and hours...