Britney Jackson is seeking scholarship to pursue her dream


Dreams becoming a reality

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work (Colin Powell).

My name is Britney Jackson and I have attended the Mount Alvernia High School for girls for five years and graduated on June 14, 2012. I have received one distinction, three credits and four passes in my C.X.C’s (Caribbean Examination Council) this is the equivalent to A levels. I am also a recent graduate of the Montego Bay Community College where I have earned an associate degree in Natural and Social Sciences. I am also a member of the Rotaract Club, Tennis Club and The Student Council.

I am nineteen years old and I can be described as a very happy, bubbly person but is dedicated in every aspect of my life. I am not perfect and I do make a lot of mistakes, but I never blame it on anyone but myself where it’s due. When I’m doing anything ranging from school work to household chores I try my best and work hard at it, everyone has days when they don’t perform their best and I’m one of them it’s what makes us human. The mistakes that you have made before, you just learn from them and go on with life but never forget it.

The reason I want to go into the medical field is that from a young age I’ve always wanted to become a doctor. This is where my heart and soul is, I’m my happiest when I’m assisting injured a person or knowing I have helped them in some way or form through medicine. Every time Bizarre E.R, untold stories of the E.R and Grey’s anatomy is on the television, I’m tuned in thinking that is going to be me one day. I am going to change people’s life for the better, one day at a time.  I might not become a doctor today but one day by Gods will, I will become one.

However, I am one step closer to my dream because I have been accepted into Saint Leo University and was offered an academic merit of $3000. The original tuition price is $30,030 but with the merit it has been reduced to $27,030. To be accepted into this prestigious institution is and achievement on its own but to be able to attend this school would be a success.

As the late Marcus Garvey once said “There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation”.



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