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About the Award
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Hometown/State: Charlotte, North Carolina
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2009
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Dowdy Student Stores EC Scholars Award
Major/Intended Major: Science Education with a minor in Spanish
I wanted to go to a big, public university after graduating from a small, private high school. I fell in love with the East Carolina campus and atmosphere when I came to visit because it was something new. It was also nice to receive the scholarship since I knew it would give me many opportunities and make a big school feel a bit smaller.
The scholarship has allowed me to focus more on school and college rather than money. If I had not received the scholarship I would have had added stress to find work and pay for college rather than making the most of my college experience.
I am currently the president of the Women's Rugby Team, and I am also a part of the ECU Adventure Program Staff. I have also received the opportunity to meet University visitors and speakers in a small group setting.
I plan to teach science in a high need area. I might participate in Teach for America after graduating from East Carolina. I also want to be fluent in Spanish, so I can help the Latin American immigrant population.
I am involved in many different aspects of the school. I play many sports, but I also do well in my classes and enjoy going to presentations. People tend to know me as the girl who smiles no matter what she is doing.