Scholarship Essay

Scholarship Essay

Order Description

(ultimately I hope to be a critical care nurse working in an ICU) seeking a STEM (science, technology, education, math) scholarship. A one page essay is required along with securing a teacher/mentor that I will meet with several times throughout the year, along with meeting with other STEM scholars. I have already obtained the mentor, but must have 3 questions answered in order to obtain funds for school. The questions are as follows:
1. What do you hope to gain from participating in the program?
2. Why have you chosen your particular major?
3. How might this experience help you in your field of study or future career?

Heather Ready

3027 W 11th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113                 779.245.1285                 [email protected]

Education

2015 –         Cuyahoga Community College,  Cleveland, OH
Present       Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (Accelerated Track)
Anticipated Graduation: December 2016

2000-        University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2002        Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
Provost’s Scholar (1998-2000), Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology,
Golden Key International Honor Society, Arts and Sciences Honor Society
GPA: 3.96/4.0

1997-          St. Petersburg Junior College, Clearwater, FL
1999          Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, with College Honors
Dean’s List of Scholars (1998-1999), Phi Theta Kappa
GPA: 3.7/4.0

Certification

2013        Spectrum Nurses Training, Chicago, IL
Certified Nurse Assistant Program
Bridgeview Healthcare Center (clinical hours)
Illinois CNA Manual Performance Skill Examination: Passed August 15, 2013
Ohio State Tested Nurse Aide Reciprocity Registration Number: 321342990314

2015        Acute Care Education Systems, Cleveland, OH
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Program
CPR and AED Certification

Experience

2014-          Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH
Present      Patient Care Nursing Assistant (Float Pool)

Perform basic patient care activities. Assists with vital signs, telemetry, bladder scans, accucheks, weights, assisting patients with personal care and activities of daily living and patient transfers/transport. Help patients with tending to personal care, activities of daily living and transfers/transport. Report abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to RN. Participates in formal and informal education.

Present        Kemper House, Mentor, OH
State Tested Nurse Aid – Resident Care Giver

Assist patients’ with activities of daily living. Provides patients’ personal hygiene by giving bed baths, showers, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom. Assist with feeding, dressing and transporting patients. Record intake and output information and perform wander-guard checks. Assist with activities and socialization. Provide patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; answering patients’ call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
2014        Visiting Angels of NE Ohio, Mentor, OH
State Tested Nurse Aide – Home Healthcare

Assist patients’ with activities of daily living. Meal planning and preparation, med reminders, oral care, bathing, dressing, perineal care, toileting. Housekeeping, laundry, making beds, and maintaining logs.

2014        Mercy Nursing Services, Rock Falls, IL
Certified Nursing Assistant – Home Healthcare

Assist patients’ with activities of daily living. Meal planning and preparation, med reminders, oral care, bathing, dressing, perineal care, toileting. Taking patient vitals, recording intake/output, observing and reporting changes in client’s condition, maintaining daily records. Housekeeping, laundry, making beds, changing linens.

2013-        Good Samaritan Society – Prophets Riverview, Prophetstown, IL
2014        Certified Nursing Assistant

Assist patients’ with activities of daily living. Provides patients’ personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, bed baths, showers, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; using various lifts. Assist with feeding, dressing and transporting patients. Maintains and checks vital signs and weight; recording intake and output information. Provides patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; answering patients’ call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor. Documents actions by completing forms, electronic records, and providing information to nursing team.

2009-        Seoul Yangwha Middle School, Seoul, South Korea
2013        English Teacher
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education

Taught English listening and speaking. Prepared lesson plans to meet the needs of each student. Created supplemental materials and homework assignments. Developed syllabus and course grading rubric. Created, administered and marked speaking exams. Managed student behavior and attended weekly teacher meetings.

2012        Seoul Gwangnam Elementary School, Seoul, South Korea
English Teacher (summer camp program)
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education

Taught Science in English during summer camp program. Created lesson plans, class textbook and supplemental materials. Wrote progress reports and edited student journals and student newspaper.

2009-        Seoul Sinjeong Elementary School, Seoul, South Korea
2010        English Teacher (district after-school program)
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education

Taught English writing during after-school hours. Devised lesson plans suited to class and student need. Marked work and gave appropriate feedback.  Wrote monthly student progress reports and attended weekly teacher meetings. Developed writing curriculum and chose student text and work books.

2008-        Seoul Woljung Elementary School, Seoul, South Korea
2009        English Teacher
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education

Taught English listening and speaking. Developed lesson plans and class room materials according to grade level. Marked class work and gave appropriate feedback to students. Managed student behavior and attended weekly teacher meetings.

2000-        Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Tampa, FL
2002        Caring Companion

Formed relationships with elderly Holocaust survivors. Provided general support, assisting with meal planning and preparation, bookkeeping, and completing errands. Documented client’s progress and consulted with appropriate supervisors.

1998-        U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, St. Petersburg, FL
2000        AIME Clerk

Performed case file reviews and retrieved records from hospital database. Initiated medical
appointments for disability claims under adjudication and completed monthly reports.

Volunteer

2013-        CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL
2014         Emergency Department Patient Liaison

Transport patient charts to ER nursing staff and return empty charts to admission desk. Transport patient records to lab. Provide visitors with patient room number information and entrance to ER rooms. Provide visitors with appropriate passes. Completed required orientation and background check.

2011-        PLUR Korea, Seoul, South Korea
2012        Volunteer

Provided volunteer teaching to disadvantaged children. Worked in the soup kitchen cooking and cleaning. Retrieved groceries and performed meal packaging. Delivered meals to the city’s homeless men and women.

2010-        Nambu District Teaching Mentor Program, Seoul, South Korea
2011         Mentor Teacher

Introduced 3 incoming foreign teachers to Korean teaching philosophy, educational expectations, school policies, and cultural integration strategies. Shared effective resource and reference materials. Assisted in short-term and long-term planning of lessons. Provided mentees with in-class observation time and observed their lessons. Assisted teachers in development of classroom management techniques. Maintained ongoing contact and communication with each mentee for at least one year.

2003-        Rosa Parks Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Los Angeles, CA
2004        Crisis Intervention Advocate/Counselor

Provided coverage on rape crisis hot line. Designed and instructed section of training program on date rape drugs and assisted with volunteer coordination. Completed state training program.

2002-        Self-help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004

Instructed art and culture workshops for children. Facilitated and organized Dia de Los Muertos events. Provided patrons with gallery information and performed clerical duties.

2001-        Tampa Bay AIDS Network, Tampa, FL
2002

Assisted clients with community referral sources for support groups and medical care. Oversaw phones and performed clerical work. Retrieved food donations and provided support and organization in the Food Pantry.

Research

2003-        Motivation & Citizen Activism Research Project, Los Angeles, CA
2004        Research Assistant, California State University, Los Angeles

Research focused on political and social factors affecting participation in collective action.  Coded data and interpretation of findings, assisted with development and modification of research tools. Conducted literature reviews and prepared relevant literature for discussion. Attended bi-weekly meetings.

2001-        Institutionalized Discrimination in Health Care Research Project, Tampa, FL
2002         Research Assistant, University of South Florida

Research focused on health care studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, which neglect to include minority participants. Coded data and tested reliability of collected data. Participated in bi-weekly research discussion meetings.

2001-            Healthy Families Pinellas Research Project, Tampa, FL
2002             Research Assistant, University of South Florida

Research focused on evaluation of a state funded program for underprivileged families. Managed case file reviews; performing follow up interviews and documenting data.