Application Essay on Why I Chose to Major in Science
My life was a struggle at times, especially due to unrealized dreams of becoming an astronomer. My passion for science has brought me to the institution where I can finally pursue my dreams of taking part in astronomical studies. After I was posted in my recent job at the University, some of the students encouraged me to go back and pursue my dreams. I hope to earn a degree in Astrophysics/Astronomy and fulfill my dream of working with NASA or other astronomical agencies in studying about uranology. Besides this, I desire to remain a role model to my son and thus prove him that hard work coupled with determination results in outstanding prosperity.
My passion for science was developed early in my childhood experiences of watching shuttle launches on the television. I evolved an interest in working with NASA to make differences in human lives on earth. Due to challenges of continuing with my pursuit, I was involved in different careers in high-stress environments. I longed to quench my thirst for producing positive results through research. In 2012, I quit my job as a police dispatcher, which I had been holding for 10 years by that time, so I could concentrate on my passion. Nevertheless, career experiences have instilled me with excellent research, problem solving, and analytical skills. I have proven to be a fast learner effective in self-managed projects as well as team environments in all the positions previously suggested to me.
I am a single mother of 42 years old. Regardless of my background, I hope to realize the dream of becoming an astronomer and positively influence human lives as well as add to the present scientific knowledge I have. I also hope to inspire my son to remain focused towards his achievements and never give up. I believe that I can fulfill this dream and satisfy my passion for science. With your help in awarding me the scholarship, I know my dream can become a reality.