[NABS-L] National scholarship and undecided about major
trishak.nfb at gmail.com
trishak.nfb at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 23:10:40 UTC 2019
So happy to hear you are applying to the national scholarship program! I was a finalist the summer after I graduated high school and had similar concerns about putting a major down that I was not 100% sold on. That being said, the committee is very understanding that career interests and goals change a lot throughout the course of college.
If you are worried about saying that you are undecided, I would say to put the most promising choice you have right now. There will be no consequences if that changes in the future. That being said, it is equally viable to put your top couple choices. I would not recommend simply saying that you are undecided though without any other context as the committee is mostly trying to get a sense of who you are as a person.
Hope this helps and good luck!
All the Best,
Board Member | National Association of Blind Students
A Proud Division of the National Federation of the Blind
Trishak.nfb at gmail.com
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Subject: Re: [NABS-L] National scholarship and undecided about major
I am not sure about the scholarship, I have not gotten one so I probably wouldn’t be the best one to give you that answer. But, take your time deciding what you want to do, I have known people in my classes that have switched majors five or six times or even two or three times, it’s fine, you just need to take your time and find out what you really want to do.
Just a bit of advice for you.
On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 2:44 PM Mikayla Gephart via NABS-L < nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I hope you are having a restful break from school and a happy
> I am working on my application for the national scholarship,
> which will be the first major scholarship I have applied to receive.
> However, I am still undecided about my major and career goals. I went
> to college planning on majoring in Child Development and becoming a
> teacher, but am now changing course. I am a little nervous, because
> when I read about the scholarship winners in the Braille Monitor, they
> all seem to know their major or career goals. Would it look better if
> I share the major and career goal I am strongly considering now, or
> write undecided and list all the majors and career goals I am
> currently considering. Also, has anyone on here gotten a scholarship
> after putting “undecided” on their essay? One of the most frustrating
> thing so far in college has been that most freshmen seem to know
> exactly what they are planning on studying. I am just afraid that the
> committee will read my list of possible majors and the word
> “undecided”, and have concerns about giving me the scholarship. Thank you for any help.
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