|this section contains three scholarship essays: |
scholarship essay one - crabiel
scholarship essay two - national merit scholar
scholarship essay three - fulbright
scholarship essay one
crabiel scholarship winner - won $3,000 scholarship
like mr. crabiel, i literally work tirelessly in many academic and leadership roles. i sleep no more than six hours a night because of my desire to expertly meet my many commitments. throughout my life, i have worked as long and as hard as i possibly can to effect beneficial changes in both school and society.
during the summer of tenth grade, i took a number theory course at johns hopkins university with students from alaska, california, and bogota, colombia. similarly, during the summer following eleventh grade, i was one of ninety students from new jersey selected to attend the governors school in the sciences at drew university. at drew, i took courses in molecular orbital theory, special relativity, cognitive psychology, and i participated in an astrophysics research project. for my independent research project, i used a telescope to find the angular velocity of pluto. with the angular velocity determined, i used einsteins field equations and keplers laws to place an upper bound on the magnitude of the cosmological constant, which describes the curvature of space and the rate of the universes expansion.
in addition to learning science, i recently lectured physics classes on special relativity at the request of my physics teacher. after lecturing one class for 45 minutes, one student bought many books on both general and special relativity to read during his study hall. inspiring other students to search for knowledge kindles my own quest to understand the world and the people around me.
as president of the national honor society, i tutor students with difficulties in various