Hi, my name is Stacey Burrell and I currently attending Boston Arts Academy as a Junior theatre major. I believe it’s never too early to start looking at colleges and scholarships. My schools of interest include Juilliard, Colombia, and Dartmouth. I am not the first in my family to go to college but I am apart of the first generation. My parents are from Jamaica and never fully completed their education. I’ve always had to make the most of financial aid and luck. My parents are definitely not rich but we’ve always found ways to pay for what we need. My sister just enrolled at Cornell University almost entirely through financial aid and merit based scholarships. I feel as though I deserve this scholarship because my grades definitely reflect how important education is to me. I plan to major in Theatre Arts and minor in Education.
Theatre has always been a huge part of my life. My goal for the future is to teach youth how.important theatre is. It can tell stories that help people connect to one another. I also deserve this scholarship to prove to myself that I can actually achieve my dreams. I always set the bar high for myself as you can see in my choice of colleges; it’s always hard having an older sibling.and being compared to them all the time. This scholarship will just be one step closer to my dream of going to college and following in my sister’s footsteps. This essay might not stand out to you because I know there are people out there with sickness and disease. I’m in good health and I have a supportive family. All I have to prove that I deserve this scholarship are my grades and my determination to go to college.