Click…. click…. clack…. Clickity clack, the sound of buttons being pushed on keyboards across the world are the sound of artists creating masterpieces through technology.Without the click clacking of the keys, the future of illustration, design, and art would be as stark as a canvas that has never felt the stroke of a brush. My world would be bleak without the ability to pursue my creative passions. With the use of computer technology, and even better, a laptop, the world of creation could literally be at my fingertips at home, school, or at any given location where inspiration strikes.
Through the use of design programs, I could have my pallet and canvas with me at all times. As an art major, who has applied to the University of Arizona’s fine arts illustration and design program, this scholarship would be a huge asset in opening doors to the future. Not only would I be able to complete course work, do research, and pursue my love for design, I would be able to use a laptop to compile my portfolio, research scholarships, search and apply for jobs, and eventually reach my goal of completing my master’s degree in order to teach at a university as an art instructor. This gift of a laptop would continually be passed forward.
Not only would it benefit me, but it, the buttons, the keys, the click, click clacking on the keyboard, would be the keys that open the door of opportunity for me, as well as many others. As I move forward to being more self-reliant, and obtaining a job in a field that I love, I realize
that the only fulfillment in life is by helping, serving, and teaching others, so that they as well can become successful upstanding citizens. I am so grateful for those like you who offer help to those in need. If I am awarded this scholarship, it will be used to further my education, in order to reach a successful point in my life where I will then be able to give back in return.
Success isn’t reached in a day, just as a masterpiece isn’t created with one stroke of a brush, or one click of a keyboard. It is however reached through multiple failures, sweat, tears, hard work, millions of brushstrokes, and billions of click clickity clacks on the keyboard. In my pursuit to success, I would largely benefit from all that this scholarship has to offer. The use of a laptop would give me the tools I need to focus on my personal path to creating my own beautiful masterpiece in life. The world will be filled with the click click clicks, and the clack clack clacks of creation, as one more struggling student uses the keys to open the doors to her future.
Acknowledgement: This essay was submitted by Ashley Savage of St, David for 2017 Rentipads.com Scholarship Essay Competition.