Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

At this point in my life, I am striving towards my goals, ultimately to make a difference in the field of education. I want to change the atmosphere of schools and remind all staff, that we are a team of difference makers in a position to influence future leaders. I see the need and right now I can only do so much. By next year I will be finishing with my coursework to become a School Psychologist. Soon after, I will graduate and I have no plans on slowing down until I become a School Psychologist. Truthfully, had it not been for the financial support that I have received through grants and loans this dream would be delayed until I could pay. I know the value of a dollar and greatly appreciate anything that I am given. I am a difference maker and my dream is on the move. Your contribution is not just to a person, but to a community with a great need in the field of education.

Aileen from California
Azusa Pacific University