“I love the United States because it gave me a future. It gave me the opportunities that I never had while living in Africa and Greece. I make sure I never set limits for myself and I always try to improve. This has paid off because I was able to choose and attend the college I wanted.”

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Alhaji: Around the World

Alhaji Sesay

Coe College
Major: Nursing

QuestionWhy is a college education important to you?

AnswerCollege is important to me because it will give me the skills that I need to create a better life for myself and to be able to help my family. In addition, I want to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse then later a nurse anesthetist or a nurse practitioner.

QuestionHow has the Arbor Falls Foundation scholarship made a difference in your life?

AnswerArbor Falls has made a huge difference in my life. It provided me the extra support that I needed to buy some school materials. The scholarship also gave me an incentive to improve my grades every year knowing I must maintain my good grades. This inspired me to work hard and always try to better myself.

QuestionWhat words of encouragement would you like to offer to others seeking to further their education?

AnswerNothing ever comes easy. If you want something, you have to go after it and take it. Setting small realistic goals will help you achieve your bigger goals.