"Why I Feel I Need/Deserve This Scholarship".
My family is considered large by today's standards. Being the oldest of four brothers, I .
have had to mature quickly and learned at a young age what responsibility means. By the age of .
five, I could change diapers and warm baby bottles in a microwave. My two youngest brothers .
look up to me as, some might say , "a father figure", although my own dad has always been an .
important part of our lives. Unfortunately, his job as a construction power-line supervisor has .
demanded that he travel across the United States my entire life. Both of my parents have .
provided a safe, secure, and loving home yet, having such a large family, my parents have not .
been able to save for our college education. However, it has always been my intent to pay my .
own way and it should not be my parents responsibility. Therefore, I need this scholarship to .
help further my education without creating a financial burden for my parents. I know that they .
will do whatever they can to see that I reach my goal and they will make any sacrifice . But, I .
want to do this without asking them. I have always been involved in after school activities, .
basketball being my favorite but football has taught me the most discipline. I made all-district in .
track last year and helped coach my youngest brother's pee wee football team. Those little guys .
look up to me, so it is very important that I take the time to teach them what I can. But, what is .
most important is that I be a positive role model and show them that hard work and .
determination are the keys , and a college education is the door to success. .