Scholarship Essay

"Did life exist on Mars?"

"What would it take to build a spaceship that could travel at the speed of light?"

"When will the moon be colonized?"

These are just some of the questions that wander through my mind all day.
Fascinated by the secrets of the universe, I yearn to uncover mysteries. In order to
blast open all the closed gates between knowledge and myself, I need the powerful
tools of education.

After I graduate from high school, I plan to attend a college or university that
has strong mathematics and science departments. Even now, I am actively preparing
to enter the realm of science, taking college-level math and physics classes through
the Running Start program. Upon receiving a college degree, my life-long dream is to
engage in scientific research for NASA.

Unfortunately, most colleges notable for their academic standards are also
renowned for costly tuition. My family consists of one working parent and two
children who wish to attend college. Receiving the Lacamas Credit Union Scholarship
would lighten the financial burden on my family and would enable me to pursue my
dream. Perhaps then, my questions could be answered.