Jonathan Giver Scholarship Essay

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I wish to begin by thanking you earnestly for supporting the 'Jonathan Giver Scholarship for Academic Excellence' and for choosing me as one of its recipients for this academic year. I am immensely grateful as I am certain this scholarship will grant me access to several opportunities that I sincerely intend to avail myself of. I am wholly dependent on student loans, financial assistance and grants for funding my higher education. Thus, this scholarship is a welcome relief that will decrease my financial challengesas I pursue further studies (SDSU, n.d).

I have always aspired to graduate from San Diego State University. It is here that my parents met one another as students, and I remember my vacations in high school when I used to visit San Diego and this campus often with my parents to attend basketball and football matches. I am a resident of Bear Valley, California, where I attended high school and graduated top of my class. I belong to the Gamma Sigma Alpha sorority. I hold two university club memberships: the Journalism Club and the Women's Soccer Sports Club. I spend my evenings on a part-time job with the Aztec Book Store. I intend to become a filmmaker after graduating from university (SDSU, n.d).

I was born in Lahore, Pakistan where I spent only the first three years of my life.
From then on, my dad's job led us to different corners of the globe. I have resided in 6 countries up until now and had a hard time adjusting to different customs, languages and people. My minority status in all those countries always had me in trepidation: I didn't know whether the kids from my new school and community would be friendly or alienate me. Our family shifted to the US immediately after I was done with junior high. The Bear Valley community took to our family instantly. As a thank you to them for their warm acceptance of us, I volunteered for community services throughout high school. I opted for a filmmaking course since I wish to use film as a medium to create awareness about, and aid, underrepresented and underprivileged groups of society.

Interning with Universal Studios, Hollywood, I have been able to acquire important insights into documentary filmmaking and acquired novel skills, including multiple lighting techniques. I have understood the intrinsic challenges linked to….....

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