Scholarship Essay

My career of choice is to become a history teacher. Iíve had to opportunity to teach others and the feeling I get is greater than any other profession that I could think of. Iíve attended public schools all my life, and Iím finally realizing what teachers actually do for the community and for individual lives. Iíve had experience with teaching while I was part of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officersí Training Corps. My junior year, I was class leader, which means act as a teacher and mentor for the underclassmen. At the beginning of my junior year, I was nervous, and often time scared. As the year progressed, though, my students were developing into cadets. I didnít realize it at the time, but it was because of me. I showed them and taught them. I enjoyed everyday of it.

Teaching, for me, is the best way to help my nation. Thatís my reason for pursuing this career. As I look back on my high school, middle school, and even elementary years, I canít help but think about those adults dedicated to my success. Their whole mentality was to better the education of our nation and to see their students succeed. I want that feeling.