Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

You have a big exam on the horizon, what do you do? After panicking, you must start studying and prepare. We all have our own methods of preparation and what works for each of us. The most important thing is to find what works for you. The primary thing I found works for me are flashcards. I can visually see and write out what I need to learn. Flashcards are portable, so you can take them everywhere; you have the chance to study whenever an opportunity arises. Another thing that I found helpful in trying to study a particularly challenging topic is YouTube videos. Being able to see and hear something being explained on top of reading and writing out flashcards, assists with engraining it in my brain after enough repetition. Many challenging courses also offer free tutoring. You never want to pass up an opportunity to take advantage of these sessions. Hearing it explained from someone who has already taken the same exact course is extremely valuable. No matter what method you choose, repetition is the key. You must be committed and put in the time.

I should be considered for this scholarship because I am not your average candidate. Unlike most candidates, I’m far removed from High School. I’m 42 years old and going back to school to pursue a new career in Radiography. I finished all my prerequisites with over a 3.0. I have been accepted into the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health program which starts July 1, 2020. I am both excited and nervous for this new adventure. I am married, have a 21-year-old son and a spoiled rescue pup who completes our family. We are both in the hospitality field and while our jobs are enjoyable, we fear they cannot sustain us for years to come. The Radiography program will need my 100% dedication which means I will no longer be able to work. My wife will be our only source of income. I am dedicated in providing a better future for my family and any assistance will help greatly.

Michael from California
College Freshman
Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health