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Sam Gawargi

My name is Sam Gawargi and I am currently a sophomore at The College of New Jersey. My hometown is Lyndhurst, NJ and I attended Bergen County Academies. My interest for the sciences led me to enroll in the Biology program and I plan on graduating in 2011 with a bachelor's degree. I have not yet decided what profession I will enter but I do know that I will be continuing my education with some sort of health profession graduate school. Here at TCNJ I am a member of the Minority Association of Pre-health Students, Coptic Orthodox Fellowship, and American Medical Student Association. I also hold a part time job with the IT department on campus. In the future I hope to join the TCNJ Ambassador Program, Men's Rugby, and the National Biological Honor Society.

The Harcourt Scholarship is not just a monetary award given to underprivileged minority students. To me, this award is a high honor which comes with responsibilities and expectations that I am constantly working to achieve. Mrs. Ellen Knowles Harcourt hoped to assist students of intellect and good character who were on the road to becoming competent, responsible, accomplished, and credible citizens. To know that I have been selected under these criteria gives me inspiration and confidence. This award has affected everything that I have done in my college career as I constantly work to achieve Mrs. Harcourt's goal. I put all of my effort in every endeavor that I take on, in hopes of becoming the competent and credible citizen that Mrs. Harcourt hoped to help.
Being a Harcourt Scholar has allowed me to enter college with the mindset of success and this honor has done more than help me greatly in financing my education. This award has encouraged me to succeed in college by instilling in me a sense of pride. I take pride in the fact that there exists a committee who recognizes my potential for success as much as I see it in myself. In the future I hope to give back to the community in the same way that the Harcourt Foundation has given to me.

Founded in 1962 by Ellen Knowles Harcourt
Enabling disadvantaged young people to attain an education that would lead to
"worthwhile work and creditable citizenship" (EKH).

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