'My name is AllyshaSalyani and I am an Indian Muslim American living in Minnesota. I am 20 years old and I will be a junior this fall at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. I am majoring in marketing and minoring in international business; next fall I will be taking 16 credits of required curriculum and 15 credits in the spring. I will be studying abroad spring 2014 and will be planning to use my scholarship money to fund this fall and next spring's tuition. Studying abroad is required within my college at the university and I have been accepted to study at Carlos Tercera Business University in Madrid, Spain and will be there the whole semester.
This will increase my knowledge of other cultures and assist in my understanding of international business. I will be graduating May 2015 and plan to work on the marketing team of a Minnesota based company and will hopefully obtain the opportunity to get my MBA master's degree a couple years after my undergraduate studies. I hope to work for a nonprofit company to give back to the community due to all that it has given me.
Thank you for this opportunity to further my education. I truly appreciate being able to apply and achieve this scholarship. Scholarships and grants are an amazing advantage for students across the world and help to emphasize the importance of education. Due to this scholarship I can continue my studies and hopefully attain success for myself and my community in the future.'