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Jamilla Mohammed

My name is Jamilla Mohammed; I am currently a freshman at The College Of New Jersey. I was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey by my mom who was a single parent. Growing up I've always wanted to work in the health field but I was not sure of the specific occupation. My mom worked as home health aid for years; she would be gone sometimes for months. In my eyes my mom is the kindest person in the entire world, she really cares for others so to some extent she enjoyed her job. The only problem was that she hardly had time to spend with me and my siblings. I however will like to one day have a job which I will really enjoy at the same time would allow me to have enough time with my family. I enrolled into TCNJ as a chemistry major but have also taken nursing classes. Being in college have shown me how endless the possibilities really are. I now have the freedom to choose how I would like to live in the future. The thought of living the life I could have only dreamed of as a kid is what drives me to strive for greatness in all that I do. I would really like to take this time to sincerely thank the Harcourt Scholarship Foundation. I am able to go to school without the worries of being able to afford it. I look at my peers who after just a semester of college have acquired so much debt through school loans. I really am so grateful that I received such a huge scholarship from this foundation and I vow to be a paradigm of what a foundation such as this one can do for many financially disabled youth throughout this state.

Thank you,
Jamilla Mohammed

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