Thunderbird Mission Statement

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A strong candidate for scholarship is someone who isn’t only a good student and has international experience but more importantly someone who has the Thunderbird spirit through and through. Thunderbird’s CEO described a Thunderbird as someone “with a unique spirit, a love of the international, a love of language and culture. People who feel at home whether they are in South America, South Africa, Russia or the Middle East. People who have great affection for all things international”. I feel like I strongly identify with this statement. I have found that my true comfort zone is when I am in a new place, learning about new cultures. I believe that my experiences and education have provided me not only with a solid foundation that mirrors the …show more content…
I decided that I would follow this passion not only in my free time but also for my undergraduate degree, my professional pursuits, and now my master’s degree. It is soon to say but I believe exploring different parts of the world in order to get a taste of other cultures will be a lifelong pursuit for myself and my international family. My goal after graduating with a degree from Thunderbird is to look for new unique opportunities in this constantly changing world. With those new opportunities, I will, as the Thunderbird’s mission statement suggests, become a “global leader who creates sustainable prosperity worldwide” and be able to give back from the scholarship and education I will …show more content…
Upon being accepted into the Thunderbird MAGAM program I will have to leave my current job in Washington DC and my income will change dramatically. My wife should be able to support me and my daughter while I am in the program by making around $25,000 a year. Our total cost of living during this time will be approximately $29,000/year. According to my research a competitive salary in my line of work after graduation would be around $65,000. Taking all that into account and considering the amount of student loans loans I would like to obtain in order to receive a masters degree from Thunderbird, I would need close to $25,000 in scholarships. Recently I have filled out my FAFSA form and it has been processed successfully. I am very confident that I would be able to secure the student loans necessary in order to pay for the rest of the program and I am on the lookout for other scholarships that I can apply

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