About Emmanuel Odiase

odiase eHi my name is Emmanuel Odiase. I was born in Nigeria and have 5 brothers and sisters. One along with myself currently set to start college. My journey started ten years ago when my 4th grade teacher asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told her,” I want to get a great education and become a professional basketball player.” My dreams were certainly in front of me. Ten years later, I’m now a whopping 5”10 and a lot of things have changed but one thing still remains a constant; my love for fitness and my intention to get a great education.

After talking with several professionals and doing countless hours of research I have determined that I wish to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. I currently attend Purdue University in Calumet. Although I am currently getting a quality education there, it hinders my goal of receiving a kinesiology degree. Currently the university does not have this program. On the other hand, Purdue University in West Lafayette has an illustrious and highly ranked Kinesiology program. I plan on using this degree to pursue a career in physical therapy. Additionally, I have decided that I wish to have a different college experience, one with a rich history, and reputation for greatness. The experience of going to one of the most diverse and sought after universities along with studying a broader horizon of sciences is an opportunity too good to pass up. The problem is that this move is cost 15,000 more dollars and although it may not make sense financially, I know that it is my dream and that is worth fighting for. I want to make a difference in my community and I fully believe that attending this school can illuminate the path to success for myself.

I ask that you consider me for your scholarship so that this immigrant born in the back roads of Benin City, Nigeria may have a chance to achieve his dream. Nine years ago I told myself along with my peers that I would pursue a great education, and that’s exactly what I plan to do if given the money to enroll at this great institution.


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