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Dear (Put entity or specific recipient here),
Zig Ziglar once said “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” I have learned recently the truth of this quotation. Life is our greatest teacher and recently I’ve learned that difficulties I did not ask for and challenges I had not been prepared for can suddenly appear and cause you to suddenly shift priorities in order to deal with pressing emergencies.
The last year of mine has been both the most difficult year of my life, but also the most illuminating. I dealt with things that I never imagined having to undertake. These challenges tested the limits of my abilities, and I am proud of how I dealt with it.
Last year I was attending Central Texas College, a community college at Killeen, TX. I was a student publically, but privately I was a caretaker of my mom, who was suffering from drastic mental health problems. Our roles suddenly became reversed. For most of my life I had relied on her to take care of my and my sister, but now I found her needing me to take care of her. This was unfolding during my parents divorce and I found myself not only having to struggle with the breaking of my family, but also my mother’s complete dependence on me.
I mention this for two reasons. It gives some insight into why my GPA dropped to 2.7. Second I share it to demonstrate my dedication to my goals and the work ethic I will bring to achieving them. It would have been easy during my family struggles with my mother to drop out of school, but I always dismissed those thoughts and resolved to preserve. I have worked hard to get overcome those difficulties and get my mother the care she needed. Now that things have settled, I am ready to dedicate the full force of my efforts and concentration to taking the next step of achieving my goals.
Going forth I am resolved and committed to pursue a career in the medical field. I want to be able to be impactful in people’s lives and this field would allow me to maximize the application of my goodwill towards them.
When I visited the University of Texas Dallas campus I was immediately taken by its beauty and picturesque atmosphere. I imagined myself being accepted as a transfer student and immersing myself fully in my studies there. My goals are lofty, but I am dedicated to them. I want to in the immediate future reverse the consequence of my personal situation and raise my GPA. Then I want to become a cosmetic dermatologist, and then go on to med school where I can get an education that will allow me to assist in the treatment of cancer patients. My desire to help people fuels my interest in charitable work, and I plan to continue to find opportunities where my time and talent will be directed to the benefit of others.
I grew up to a military family, and have experience living both in South Korea and the United States. My father was at one point stationed in Germany and the Netherlands. I want to continue to culture myself and learn about other cultures and am attracted to UTD’s study abroad program.
I write to this committee hoping that you will accept me as a transfer student. I am twenty-years old but have matured much in the last few years, having to deal with situations unique to my age. These experiences have strengthened my resolve to succeed and given me the confidence that I am capable of these goals. My first choice is for me to be able to become part of the University of Texas Dallas community as I move forward in shaping myself for the future I hope to have.