The scholarship is a commitment to learning. Scholarship means academic study or achievement or learning at a high level. A good scholar is willing to spend lots of time on important reading and study, as they know the lasting benefits of a learned mind. Learning should be lifelong and continuous.
In relation to NJHS, this is the academic side of the school. The ideal NJHS member should be diligent and careful about their schoolwork and should rise to meet all academic challenges. This pursuit goes far beyond the grades received in school. NJHS students should be curious and strive to see how the world outside of school relates to their schoolwork.
I have many positive character traits that will benefit NJHS such as scholarship, perseverance, and responsibility. Firstly, I consider myself a good example of scholarship because I always strive for excellence. I always aim to be the best in academics. For example, I have taken honors classes in science, math, and English in both 7th and 8th grades and have gotten A grades in all of them. I also aim to take honors and AP classes in high school next year to challenge myself and reach my true potential as a student. I strongly believe that I should give my best in everything that I do, and my dedication to academic achievement will help me contribute to our chapter of NJHS in many ways. Another positive personal characteristic that I have that would benefit NJHS is perseverance. One example is when I also had to put in much effort and persevere in my algebra class this year. Some of the new concepts that I learned were difficult and required me to put much time and effort into practicing and reviewing them. I never thought about giving up, as I knew that I had to do my best work. After some determination and focus, I was able to get it done and I did it to the best of my ability. Another example of when I showed perseverance in school was when I did my IRP science fair project this year. Completing an independent research project requires lots of time and study put into solving a real-world problem. I put in lots of hard work and created a successful prototype that was able to solve my selected problem. After persevering to make a thorough and concise final product, my commitment and persistence paid off and I received an A+ as my final grade on my science fair project. My third and final character trait that will help NJHS is responsibility. I show responsibility at school and outside school as well. I have always completed all my assignments and projects on time and with my best effort. I also strive to organize my time well and participate in class. With these positive traits, I look forward to new ways and opportunities to contribute to NJHS. However, I realize that I have some areas of personal growth that I need to work on as well. Successful personal growth requires the desire to improve and the willingness to strive to make changes.
In conclusion, in this essay, I went over the importance of scholarship, my personal positive characteristics and how they benefit NJHS, and how I will improve in one area of personal growth.