Yesterday, June 28th, was my last day as a community college student at Contra Costa College. A lot has happened to me since graduating from high school in 2013. It is 2016 now and I’m headed off to my university— San José State University.
My second year in college has come to an end I am grateful that I had the Ed Fund Scholarship to provide me its support in funds I needed.
Currently I’ve been missing college. I miss learning probably the most and I’m excited to get back in the classroom. I’ve never said that about school before I got to college.
As challenging as my first year at UCLA has been, I do not regret my decision in attending this university. It has taught me a lot about myself in such a short span of time that is both irreplaceable and valuable towards personal and professional growth.
I challenge you to think about all your short term goals that you can achieve. Write them down on a big piece of construction paper so you can physically see everything that you need and want to do. Then start to work towards those goals right now while you are out of school. Trust me, preparing right now will definitely pay off in the future.
To begin with, I did it! I made it through my first year of college, I didn’t finish as strong as I would like but I did make it. Under the many circumstances that I faced, I did it. And let me explain why it’s so astonishing to me that I made it.
It seems like the year has gone by a lot faster than my years in grade school. Maybe it’s because this is better? My first year at the California Jazz Conservatory ended very well.
This summer is going to be a really busy summer for me, since I have three different jobs. It has been extremely difficult to manage this. At times it can be stressful, fun, and rewarding.
I also want to thank the Ed Fund for their hard work and desire to keep up with every Ed Fund scholar of 2014. I can now say that I closed the first chapter of my college journey with a happy ending, ready to continue with whatever comes along the way.
I have always been so thankful to have received this scholarship because honestly without it I would not be able to continue paying for college.