Essay Excerpt Applicant School
There are several sources of inspiration to pursue a doctorate degree. My grandmoth…MoniqueWalden University College of Health Sciences
What inspired me to pursue business was learning about how I can grow into a person …HenryWoodbridge High School
I am a 32-year-old mom of 2 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I …Keisha
Pursuing My Graduat…Eunice Alder Graduate School of Education
I grew up in a household of broken people living in a broken world. My compassion fo…KatelynAzusa Pacific University
Two years ago, shortly after reading the book "Automating Inequality" by Vir…CindyColumbia University
Growing up in an urban area in New Jersey and facing socio-economic challenges, I al…LatonyaDwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
4:15 a.m. the sound of my alarm is blaring in my ear. Get up. Shower. Make coffee. I…AlexandriaAzusa Pacific University
I am a young development practitioner who has experience in humanitarian emergencies…Serap MerveCornell University
As an older non-traditional student, I have decided it is time to give back. I have…LanceTexas A&M University
It was during the spring of 1996 when an infant girl was abandoned on the steps of a…LianaBoston College School of Social Work
As the PrEP Coordinator in a youth health center, I supported adolescents taking Tru…DevonN/A
Virginia Woolf once said, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” I don’t want…ChristinaCalifornia State University, Fullerton
Before I started my undergraduate degree at Chico State, I had always had this …JamesAlliant International University

Growing up, I did not have access to western medicine or dentistry, my mother us…
SashaUniversity of Hawaii, Hilo
As a child, I listened with wide eyes as my grandfather shared his stories as an Air…ToddUniversity of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
Since a young age, I have always been what some call a people person. I love the opp…JacquelineUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Social work. If you would have asked me what social work was or is a few years ago, …EmileeOakland University
I embarked on my undergraduate journey unaware of how my intersectionality would pla…JonathanUniversity of San Diego
Community pharmacy is something I hold dear to my heart. Having worked in various co…StephanieSouth University
Every since I was a young child I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I have had prev…KendraSUNY Plattsburgh
For the first 12 years of my life I grew up on military bases, and I watched my dad …KaleighUniversity of South Florida
As I looked up the meaning behind character names for a story I was working on. Whil…Richelle
I commenced a year-long internship with a World Health Organisation (WHO) field offi…JubileeThe University of Vermont
The Johns Hopkins MPH/MBA dual degree program is the ideal program to build on my he…ScottJohns Hopkins University
To look ahead, I must touch on the past. I found my hunger to pursue graduate studie…DarrianNew York University
As an undergraduate, I majored in economics at UC Berkeley in pursuit of a career in…IfeanyiUCLA
The sudden passing of my father due to untreated heart disease led me to witness fir…GhazelSamuel Merritt University
Psychology has always played a vital role in my life. It seems like everywhere I loo…Haleyuniversity of central florida
Throughout my life, education has always offered me hope for a more fulfilling futur…JonMissouri State University
When thinking about what inspires me to continue on to graduate school, I thought of…FaithUniversity of San Francisco
"You are too smart to have ADD." "You don't look like you have ADD.&…PrincessE. E. Smith High School
The single biggest motivating factor that drives me in my pursuit of a graduate degr…NicoleSt. John's University
Originally, I came into college just to play football and to get drafted into the NF…ZacharyJohn F Kennedy University
Many things inspire me to pursue a higher education, but the one that holds the most…nicholasDes Moines University
Many people and events throughout my life shaped me into the man I am today.
My g…
DiegoSouth Texas College of Law
After discussing what success means to me, gathering research, and learning what I a…JalenThe University of Southern Mississippi
“The money in your hands can be taken away, but the knowledge in your mind will alwa…BhumiGeorgetown University
Why pharmacy school? My first encounter with a Pharmacist in America was amazing. My…HuyXavier University of Louisiana
The biggest motivator in my pursuit of a Master’s in Public History is the idea of w…ReillyNorthern Kentucky University
I first became interested in nutrition when I hit roadblocks within my own wellness …Camille1997
I am a very determined person once I decide on a path; the goal I seek will get comp…RebeccaWestern Governor University
Benjamin Franklin once said, " an investment in knowledge always pays the best i…Riley2001
Growing up, Liberia felt too far away for me to fully grasp. What I was able to unde…NectarUniversity of Texas at Austin
Growing up, I have always had to fight for what I believed in. At a very young age, …DwightUniversity at Buffalo School of Law
The biggest inspiration I have to pursue my graduate degree is my parents and brothe…CristinaUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
We all come from varying backgrounds, different beliefs, and interests. We all have …TiffanyTexas Womans University
I majored in Psychology in undergrad and in order to become a clinical psychologist,…Ambernesha Adler University
I ultimately made the decision to attend graduate school because in the social …BrianaUniversity of Texas
Since I was young, I’ve had an insatiable urge to help those around me. I spent most…RyanAmerican University
Hi my name is Connor Overby. I work full time for Comfort Care Hospice as an RN case…ConnorUniversity of South Alabama
I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Forensic Counseling degree. I have always had …KimberlyAdler University
Over the last four years since coming out as a gay transgender male, I have experie…CaidinBarry University
I have considered pursuing a degree in English Language Learning when I first heard …NicoleWestern Governors University
As a registered nurse I often get inspired by many things, however, nothing compares…JessicaChamberlain College of Nursing
I recognize the power of words: they can heal, harm, and influence. Being a voice fo…kevinChatham University
I want to pursue my master’s in social work in order to work and study at the same t…NataliaColumbia University
I am very interested in the pursuit of a graduate degree in the Business Administrat…ParvezCalifornia Southern University
I’ve wanted to be a doctor for a very long time. It seems like everyone working towa…BrittneyNorthcentral University
An experience I have been through that led me to consider chiropractic as a career w…ErinFirst-Year graduate
My father immigrated to the United States from Lebanon before my birth. He had his p…NatalieAlliant International University
My motivation to continue my education in addiction and mental health counseling is …AspenMetropolitan State University of Denver
What inspired me to pursue my graduate degree is the motivation I have used that has…JeremiahLogansport High School
I stood next to the hospital bed and held her grandma's hand. I had traveled wi…JillEvangel University
I have always had an interest in design and every medium of creating art has captiva…KaciUniversity of Florida
Throughout my life, I have always had a passion to work with children. As I grew old…Alyssa Nova Southeastern University
Eleanor Roosevelt stated, “One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you …DougLa Verne University
Perhaps the most inspiring experience of my life has been my time spent volunteering…ChrisIdaho State University
I remember the first time I saw my grandfather walking with a cane. As he approached…MorganEast Stroudsburg University
When I was little, I was always asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Ea…KimberlyUniversity of Connecticut
I have always been drawn to routine and order. My favorite part of being a massage t…MayraBrenau University
Since the age of ten, I have worked in a compound pharmacy. Unlike other pharmac…MareenaUniversity of Southern California
As a third-year pharmacy student at Texas Southern University with five years of ret…MariamTexas Southern University
Although it’s my dream to become a pharmacist, it’s also a dream I share with my fam…MariamTexas Southern University
When I started my current position as a medical scribe last fall I knew I wanted to …JesseNC State University
Hi my name is Connor Overby. I work full time for Comfort Care Hospice as an RN case…ConnorUniversity of South Alabama
Around the age of 12 I noticed behavioral differences in my parents. It started out …ErikaMarshall B. Ketchum University

The single biggest motivating factor driving me to pursue a Teaching Credential …
MattUniversity of Redlands
Being able to seek higher education through a master’s program is one of the greates…PatriciaUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
I have been passionate about the environmental aspect of plastics engineering since …LaurenUniversity of North Dakota
Necessity and passion inspired my graduate degree. I served twelve years in the Arm…CariAntioch University Los Angeles
When I turned 30-years-old, speech language pathology was still not a part of my voc…LisaEmerson College
Relying on the support of others is something that I am not used to doing. I have al…AlexandraUniversity of Southern California
Throughout the course of my life, many factors have influenced my decision to become…ErinBoston College
Although I never knew exactly what career I would partake in, I did know that it …SabahNYIT
I am a graduate student majoring in psychology and pursuing my Master's degree i…NaeimUniversity of San Francisco
The inspiration for obtaining my master's degree was the same inspiration th…John University of Texas at Arlington
There is a longstanding tradition of employing the premier experts in any particular…LoganLehigh University
I have worked as a clinical dietitian for the past five years. I have learned that m…EmilyTexas Tech University
I want to make a difference in the world. I suffer from mental illness and have had …SabrinaCapella University
Financial Independence as a woman inspired me to pursue my graduate degree. My mothe…LeahNew England Law | Boston
Since I was in high school, I have dreamed of being a therapist. I knew that my stre…ShelbyRutgers University
In my undergraduate degree of Psychology, I was taught in order to be the best versi…RachelWalden University
When I meet new people, some still ask me if I am 16. I'm 24. In my social life,…MaiyiSan Jose State University
For the past year, I have worked at a behavior intervention school where most st…JessicaWestern State Colorado University
Previously, I lived in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, teaching English to students o…DrewKansas State University
My graduate degree is to pursue my dream of being an Occupational Therapist. In o…DanielaNova Southeastern University
My name is Andrew Crenshaw. I graduated high school in 2005 and college in 2010, wit…AndrewGreenville University
Counseling has changed my life and shaped me into the person I am today. My main car…Anna University of Alabama at Birmingham
At school, I learned the various fabrics of policies: the history, its enforcement, …FransiniPratt Institute-Main
I can proudly say I am the first and only member of my family to go to college and g…KaitlynRosalind Franklin University or Medicine and Science
As Stephi Wagner describes, the “mother wound” is the psychological distress individ…DiannaSan Diego State University
Upon graduation from the MSM program at SMU, I plan on entering the oil and gas indu…AustinSouthern Methodist University
I never anticipated pursuing a career in pharmacy. In fact, I explored just about ev…NicoleNortheastern University
What is your favorite color? As I stood alongside a group of college students at Nem…ClaudiaDrexel University
In a time where a microscopic particle has infected the world with fear of human int…NadineA.T. Still University
As the youngest of three, I considered everything I experienced a learning opportuni…LeahCentral Michigan University
I got my love of teaching kids ever since I worked at a daycare to try and put mysel…IrisNational Louis
Have you ever been told "I wan't you to be better than me" by a parent o…Ken'NyaEarly Graduate from Ardrey Kell High School
During college, I majored in chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, but I explored…RachelUniversity of Southern California
Ever since I was a kid, I was always fascinated by nature and loved learning about t…Fiza University of Maryland to Hawaii Pacific University
In mid-2018 I was granted a place in low-income social housing in the Petite Bourgog…OliviaMcGill University and Michigan State University College of Law
There are so many motivating factors to continue my education but I think that the f…MarijaPepperdine University
I am currently applying for my master’s in healthcare administration program for Fal…Lucero University of Houston - Downtown
My biggest inspiration for pursuing a graduate degree in Physician Assistant studies…Victoria Keiser University
"I don’t get water in a race, I don’t get water at practice." My motto as a …NoahUniversity of Southern California
In 2016, my mother passed away from liver failure; after many attempts to become sob…PaigeMonmouth University
My brother lost a battle with cancer, my father was a stroke and cancer victim, and …LaurieRutgers University
I started training in a gym for disadvantaged youth when I was twelve years old. As …RaulSt. John's University School of Law
Ever since I was little I always wanted to help others. I remember back in pre-schoo…KatlynShenandoah University
I was serving as a track coach at my school last year, when I realized that one of m…HediyahAmerican College of Education

All my life people gravitated towards me in their times of need. I can remember …
CarlyAzusa Pacific University
The inspiration to pursue my master’s degree has derived from the willingness to lea…AlexUniversity of Missouri - St. Louis
My fierce passion for social justice is what drives me to pursue a graduate degree. …AlexandraSpring Hill College
One word would describe my intent for pursuing my masters degree, and that word woul…LaurenAzusa Pacific University
To succeed in a graduate program, one must be determined and hard-working, however, …CarltonIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
“Ok, don’t panic, it’s a mistake. The test is wrong.” These were the first thing…Annaliese University of Michigan
From the very moment that my mother allowed me to rescue a sick stray kitten and nur…A'zani Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
The day that I chose to leave the life I had been living for that last twenty-two ye…ShaunUniversity of Southern California
A child came to the Children’s Assessment Center (CAC), where I work as a victim adv…CorynnUniversity of California-Irvine
For my undergraduate studies, I enrolled at Baylor University where I had the opport…SarahFlorida International University
As I look back as to why I am pursuing a doctorate degree in counseling and school p…Natalie Rivier University
Barely 21 years old, she found out she was pregnant.

But how? She took her b…
CaitlynEdward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
At the age of sixteen, I got my first job lifeguarding at the local community center…Alexis University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
Artificial Intelligence is something I've been interested in for 10 years now. I…BrentonUniversity of Michigan - Flint
As our current healthcare system is constantly facing new challenges, we must focus …AdaraSt. John's University
I am pursuing a graduate degree to solve the issue of affordable housing.

I …
NoelanThe University of Washington
Quick background: my father almost died in a car accident when I was four. This may …DharaUniversity of California - Los Angeles
My parents got married in 1989 in India. Their marriage was no different than the ki…MileeAzusa Pacific University
Every man in my family proudly wears the title of “Dr.,” while every woman takes equ…HanaMichigan State University College of Law
Last semester, I sat down with a few African-American freshmen from University of Ge…GraceUniversity of Georgia
According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN would not tolerate…Na'ShantéaHarvard University
After flunking out of one of the best women's colleges, I retreated back to m…AreaonaWestern New England Law
My name is Megan Gonzales and I am a 34-year old Hispanic single mother living in Te…Megan California Southern University
One of my main reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in education Is an unending de…TinukeUniversity of Pennsylvania
Currently, I serve as an Performance and Quality Improvement for SCO Family of Servi…DarethMetropolitan College of New York
Architects have the ability to transform the world and bring speculative futures int…ChrisUCLA