Personal Essay About Moving To America

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When I first moved to Texas, I thought the hardest challenge would be adapting to the humid summer weather. However, life had bigger lemons to throw at me such as watching my family and myself struggle to transition to a country with a different culture and language. On top of that, my uncle had recently gone to jail, leaving my aunt and cousins in the streets. My parents, the noblest role models in my life, decided to let my aunt and cousins live with us in our two-bedroom apartment until they were financially stable. When a family adapts to a new culture, there is less room for tantrums and selfish behavior in the house. More so when additional family members are living under the same roof. Consequently, I had to grow out of childish ways so that adapting to anew country and style of living would be easier for my family. My mom was often frustrated with her lack of ability to move in America like she did in Mexico, so I had to deal with my school problems alone. Although my classmates often ridiculed me for not having the same knowledge as …show more content…
In order to so, I must persevere to be one of the best in my future class and job. A long term goal for me is to create a non-profit organization that helps those who need it the most. It could support higher education, help prevent domestic violence, animal abuse, or even help fund research for cancer. The possibilities are endless if I thrive in my education and apply what I've learned to the real world. After all, the importance of earning a college education is also to help others achieve their dreams and overcome their obstacles. If I am elected to receive this scholarship you would be giving me an opportunity to learn at one of the business schools in Texas. I can assure you that I would find a way to give back to my community like the way you help students like

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