Iwas born in New Brunswick, New Jersey but I was raised without a father because my dad abandoned me and my mom when I was born. My mother and I struggled for many years. At the time, I was too young to understand the reason why my father had left. Although it took some time, I eventually got used to living this way. It felt normal to be living without a father and just having my mother by my side made me happy.
I entered high school with the goal of achieving a college acceptance to Rutgers. Fortunately for me, not only did I get accepted to Rutgers but I also got accepted to their School of Engineering. I will be receiving financial aid but the only problem that I have is that I am required to pay ten thousand dollars for room and boarding. I would like to learn to live on my own. I found the Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. scholarship on the internet and because I meet all the requirements, I believe that this is a great opportunity for me to earn some money to pay off the amount that I will owe.
Computers have always fascinated me ever since my mother first bought me my first laptop when I was in the fifth grade. I remember coming home from school and spending countless hours playing games on my computer. However, it was not until I entered high school that I began to wonder how computers were able to function properly and able to let us connect with so many people on the internet. This curiosity is what led me to make the decision on pursuing a career in the computer science field. I desire to learn everything that there is to know about different languages of coding and types of programs that make modern computers run so smoothly. I would like to also learn how to fully program a computer by myself. Currently, I am taking a couple of lessons of coding on CodeAcademy and it is something I enjoy doing.
"I also aspire to work for Google. It is very difficult to be employed to such a big company but that only motivates me to work harder in order to make it happen."
- Delvin O.
By attending college, I am certain that I will gain all the knowledge I will need regarding coding and programing. That is why, since my junior year, I have been focusing and working nonstop on improving my academic skills. It all paid off at the end because I was lucky enough to be accepted to Rutgers University School of Engineering. This is the first step to reaching my goals.
Once I successfully graduate from Rutgers University, I plan on giving back to my community. In about ten years, I would like to be working on projects and other events in order to push my community’s school district to teach computer science to kids in schools. Here in New Brunswick, many people may own laptops or computers but they are unaware of what coding is and what it is used for. Like Steve Jobs once said, “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” Learning how to code can bring many benefits to my community. There is always going to be crime and violence in my city but with the skills we learn from coding, we can come up with better and more efficient solutions to all these problems. For example, I can use coding to program a certain type of security system in homes or stores that will have motion sensors. This system can be programed in such a way that it consumes less energy and is much more affordable. I am certain that this product can make its way into receiving worldwide recognition and helping people around the world.
"A career, financial stability, and positive influence are what I plan to have in the future."
- Delvin O.
I also aspire to work for Google. It is very difficult to be employed to such a big company but that only motivates me to work harder in order to make it happen. While working for Google, I would also like to introduce an innovative and better efficient laptop to the market. My invention would have all the features that can benefit an average technology user; such as being a laptop that is also a television while having the ability to be easily stored. Hopefully this product is recognized by companies and it is released to the public.
After achieving the other goals that I have set for helping my community, I plan on buying my mother a beautiful house. This is to thank her for raising and motivating me when I needed it most. Lastly, a career, financial stability, and positive influence are what I plan to have in the future. For now I will continue to strive and work hard in school so that I can achieve my goals and make my dreams become a reality. Thank you for taking the time to read my essays and I wish you good luck on the selection process.
- Delvin O.