Im applying for the STEM Program here at my college which is in conjunction with the National Science Foundation. I have to write a 100-200 essay on my career objectives, why I am interested in mathematics, science, or engineering, and why I am interested in participating in the program. I appreciate all comments. Here is my essay: In high school, I discovered my passion while working with computers. I was given the responsibility to maintain the Events section of our schools official website. I was able to combine my creative and technical skills to produce a page that was exciting and engaging. I was hooked! I knew that I wanted to become a web designer. When I arrived at Spelman the focus of the classes was computer programming. I began to wonder was Computer Science still the major for me. The STEM Scholars program will not only help me financially, but will also allow me to gain more knowledge of the Computer Science field through the mentorship aspect of the program. Though I have chosen to become a techie, I realize that I can still impact my community. It is my hope to use my technical skills to help those in impoverished areas. I see my goal as two-fold: I will serve as a role model to minorities who are trying to improve their lives and I will empower others with a valuable skill through increased computer literacy.