Being able to obtain the academic scholarship will enhance the self-confidence that I have in myself, knowing I not only was able to completed an important task, but that it also allowed me to take on the responsibility of getting me closer to my future career after college. I understand that it is important to earn a college degree. Therefore, I plan to work even harder to obtain a Bachelor’s in Biological Science in at Ohio University by the year 2022. This scholarship can increase my opportunity to take on multiple college courses as well as programs. The scholarship can propel me further into my academic training and degree goals that I have set and will help me start a career as an zoo animal specialist. Overall, this scholarship will help me achieve my current goal, move on to the next level and eventfully become a successful professional in the animal management field. I am very passionate about animals and how they can be useful for the discovery of unknown animals, traits, genetics, and illnesses in certain species. The zoo animal specialist position requires a strong understanding of behavioral patterns, reproductive cucles of animals, safety measures and precautions involved in the exhibition and care of animals. Zoo Animal Specialist also consult with the Zoo Veterinarian in determining animal diets and feeding requirements; administers medication for minor illnesses and injuries and assists in the treatment and care of sick animals; carries out animal propagation programs; observes and reports any unusual animal behavior or appearance. I am also engaging in a animal health class at Ellet High School and participating in animal volunteer programs to keep up with important information and technics. Though I am very devoted to taking trainings courses to achieve my goal, the pricy cost of some college classes as well as programs will prevent mefrom taking them. Five years from now I see myself employed at a zoo or veterinarian office; examining sick animals, aiding in the identification of different species, helping animals go through the rehabilitation process, as well as feeding and maintenance activities. I just feel grateful that I am given an opportunity to be granted a scholarship to help carry out my dream and I will prove that I do have what it takes to not just only be a successful student, but an exceptional zoo animal specialist.