College life is a balancing act between classes, social life and work [UPDATED]Published 9:43am Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Updated 11:52am Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This is another in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2012 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter. The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.
College life is nothing short of crazy. It is a balancing act sometimes trying to balance classes, school work, a job, extracurricular activities, and time with friends and family.
I chose to attend Minnesota State Community and Technical College to pursue my generals for the major exercise science.
My passion is health and fitness. Nothing makes me happier than keeping myself healthy and helping others do the same.
I chose to start my educational journey at M State because the campus isn’t terribly large, it is close to home so I can live with my parents which helps save money, and the class sizes are smaller so I get a one on one relationship with my teachers.
All of my teachers know my name and all jump at the chance to help me if I need it. It’s a good feeling and I feel like if I were at a bigger college I wouldn’t be as close to my professors and they wouldn’t be as willing to help me.
I just want to say thank you to Dollars for Scholars for giving me and many other students the opportunity to pursue our educational endeavors.
I also want to thank the Beverly Gerhardson Paulson family for their generous scholarship. I cannot thank you enough for helping me reach my career goals. I am excited to see what the rest of my first college year holds for me.
Thank you and God bless.
Megan Adam is a 2012 graduate of Fergus Falls High School and was the recipient of the Beverly Gerhardson Paulson Memorial Scholarship. She attends M-State in Fergus Falls. For more information on making a donation for scholarships, contact Fergus Falls Dollars for Scholars, 601 W Randolph Ave, Fergus Falls, Mn 56537.