At Booth University College, we strive to make a high-quality education as affordable as possible through programs that recognize and reward students. We asked a few of our scholarship recipients, including Carmen Burton, about what this meant for them.
Why did you choose Booth UC?
I had been thinking about the English and Film program at Booth UC since I was 14. I had gone back and forth about what I wanted for my future and what I wanted to study but always came back to this program. I was drawn to the idea of being able to study what I am passionate about in a Christian atmosphere. I did not take the jump into declaring a major until over halfway into my first semester but I am so glad I did. The professors are so supportive and really care about their students.
How does the scholarship/award you received impact your life and/or your studies?
I am so grateful for the scholarships I have received. They allow me to continue studying without stressing over how I am going to pay back debt. My post-secondary experience so far has been an exciting journey and one that I am grateful to be able to continue without the stress of financial burdens. I am able to broaden my knowledge of the world around me. I am able to share and learn about different perspectives. Being able to do this while being relieved of financial debt is truly a blessing and the education I receive from this experience is one I will certainly cherish.
How do you plan on using your “Education for a Better World”?
My Mom always told me that she never wanted me to go to university solely to achieve a career, but to gain an education. She always told me that knowledge is power, and I believe she is right. Knowledge gives us the power to better understand the world and people around us, allowing us to change ourselves for the better, taking us one step closer to a better world. As an English major, I believe that the pursuit of understanding human emotion and experience through literature is a big step in empathizing with people from different walks of life.