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I have had the opportunity to meet lots of new people, learned new concepts, studied lots of interesting subjects and had the opportunity to start to cope/adapt to my having Asperger's Syndrome in the "Adult" world. I have yet to have a girlfriend and have not made many friends since I attend a small private school. I have had sucess' in my studies and achieved good grades so far. I am hopeful this will allow me the opportunity to Attend Simpson University in the Fall of 2011. College life and interacting with others has a totally different experience and challenge for me than most. I was not sure I was going to be able to manage in the social and academic environment. Boy was I surprised. I still struggle with balancing my studies and keeping my part time job but it has given me the courage to set my goals high and move out of my town and go away to college to gain my degree and help others. Thanks for the opportunity to express my thoughts and I hope I am considered for this scholarship. Sincerely, Matt Mayfield S

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If I could go back in time I would have told myself about all the scholarship opportunity that are out that I missed. I would also tell myself to work on my time management skills so that I would be better prepared for the college course load. I would recommend some really amazing professors and tell myself to wait and take some classes with different professors. I would also tell myself to relax and not worry so much, because the scholarships are working out great. I would let myself know that that college is something that I can handle and it is not too stressful. I would talk to myself about considering become a college professor after I get my bachelor degree in middle childhood education with focus in science and social studies. I would also tell myself to make sure that I don?t get too far behind on reading assignments, but not to stress out trying to be perfect. I would also tell myself to enjoy my senior year and to spend time with my family. It may be a lot of hard work to go to college, but it is worth it!

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For me, college has been my lifeboat. I was an addict for 5 years of my life and once I decided to get clean and sober, I spent most of my time and vigor at college. I was not only learning but I was keeping myself busy. I am also a mother of a 6-year-old little girl who thinks the world of me now that I am clean and sober, attending college to better others and myself. Going to college has helped make me into the woman I am today. I am attending college so that I can repay the community for all of the help and support they have given me. I am going to college to become a chemical dependency counselor, without my education, it would not be possible. They are helping to fulfill my dreams, better my family’s future and in the end, it will help other families with their addicted loved ones. My daughter and I are living off student loans as of right now. We struggle from day to day but I remain strong and have faith that things will work themselves out. I am already half way finished with my bachelors.

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I would tell myself to focus on writing essays and applying for the most scholarships I can. When I was a senior, I automatically assumed I would not receive any of the major scholarships I had initially wanted. I would let myself know that there are people out there willing to help me get financial help and point me in the right direction. Grades were never really a problem to keep up, but I lacked the "pre-college" intellect since neither one of my parents attended college.

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I would tell myself to know what you really want to do, and i would tell my sell to apply for more scholarships, i would also tell myself to look at what the colleges your applying has to offer besides your intended major, and then i would tell myself find ways to earn money before you go because you will need it.

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I would tell myself not to get my hopes up to go to University of Evansville. I would tell myself to apply to Ohio State University- Agricultural Technical Institute becasuse I would be changing my major to Equestrian/ Equine Studies. i would definately tell myself to apply for as many scholarships as possible.

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Go for what you want to do, listen to your intervoice. You can do what you set your mind to just set a goal and do it. You are a strong, smart person and you can do whatever you set your mind to. You will be a success and a wonderful Nurse.

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Attend college at the local university for a year and then transfer to another college in order to obtain your degree quicker

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