Business & Law
Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School
Los Angeles, CA
My passion is knowledge.
My passion for knowledge began at a young age. I used to get into trouble for reading books during class because I found them to be much better teachers. Despite this matter, I made it a point to understand each topic I was taught in class. I am passionately curious as to how the world around me works, and over time, I grew to love solving problems and puzzles. My goal is to be informed about the topic and enlighten others as I develop well thought out conversations with my peers.
In school, my most favorite class activities are the Socratic seminars. Personally, I enjoy hearing the views of others and highlighting the information that each of us understood in order to prove our point. You see, knowledge to me isn't simply getting a good grade, it is the skills and ideas that one gains as a scholar.
Attending UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute will allow me to enhance my problem solving skills and work with other students who share the same passions that I do. I believe that by accomplishing this program over the summer, I will be able to make something of my passion and put my dream of becoming a forensic scientist into action. Scholars major in careers to fit their interests, and forensic science is one of my key interests because the career has the ability to restore order in my society.
"April is a quiet, unassuming young lady so, naturally, when she is outraged and vocal about something, it is quite unusual. What could possibly trigger such a reaction? Passion.
April has been telling me about her interest in law and forensic science since I met her for the first time. She lights up at the thought of one day realizing this dream. I mentioned earlier that April is on the quieter side. Some people even label her as "shy." Not only is this inaccurate, it causes others to often underestimate her. In our workshop discussions, when April speaks, the room goes quiet. In our summer workshop discussions, April would observe and process the conversation and then, when you least expected it, offer an insightful reflection of the topic at hand in a really humble way.
April is not a show-off, yet she is able to convey and articulate complex ideas in ways that are clear and accessible to her peers. Not only would the UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute program benefit from having a student who can model reflective listening to her peers, this program would also enhance and strengthen April's resolve to one day achieve her dreams."
As I attended my first Model United Nations committee session this summer, I have found myself to grow as a leader and have also managed to enhance my public speaking skills through the many speeches I've shared. I have met many amazing people at this program who I got to learn alongside as we were taught the history of the United Nations and the basic rules and procedures that we would follow once we entered the committee room. This summer I got the chance to become the delegate of Spain and took part in discussing the topics of discrimination against women as well as the issue of child soldiers; eventually, writing resolutions with the other delegates to solve them. This program has taught me that when we put aside our differences and work passionately on fixing an issue, whether it concerns our community or country, we just may be able to make a change. This was my first time living on a college campus and I must say it was absolutely wonderful being able to live on a campus as beautiful as UCLA's. I also met some inspiring people at this program and got to discuss the application process with an admissions counselor of UCLA who, like me, used to live in a low income community. Hearing his story and how he beat the odds has made me become more determined in achieving my goal of attending a 4-year university in the future and eventually gaining a career in law. So once again, thank you for having allowed me to experience a program as life changing as Model United Nations’s.
As I attended my first Model UN committee session this summer, I found myself growing as a leader and managed to enhance my public speaking skills through the many speeches I shared. I met many amazing people at this program who I got to learn alongside as we studied the history of the United Nations and its basic rules and procedures once we entered the committee room. This summer, I got the chance to become the delegate of Spain and took part in discussing the topics of discrimination against women as well as the issue of child soldiers, eventually writing resolutions with the other delegates to solve them. This was my first time living on a college campus, and I must say it was absolutely wonderful being able to live on a campus as beautiful as UCLA's. So once again, thank you for having allowed me to experience a program as life-changing as Model United Nations’s.
Before I leave for my trip to attend the Model United Nations Summer Institute at UCLA I would like to thank all those who have generously donated money towards my campaign. I am honored that you have taken part in allowing me to attend the summer program of my dreams. As of now, I am rather anxious about attending this program because I have never lived on a college campus before, yet I am also very excited to meet new people once I become a delegate for the week. My school year has, I believe, allowed me to evolve into a better student and has already exposed me to the rigorous task of achieving what I want to gain out of each class. This was my first year taking an AP course, AP world history, and it was in this course that I was able to take part in debating and discussing world topics and their effects today. It is because of this that I feel confident in my abilities to take on the task of becoming a delegate in this program and hopefully enhance my abilities as a future leader.
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|University of California Los Angeles||
Scholarship ProviderUniversity of California Los Angeles
Sending April to UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute will cost $1,768.
|Room & Board||$0|
|Mentoring & Guidance||$168|