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Scholarships

1 Exam Prep in conjunction with several charitable organizations, are now offering up to 100% scholarships for students who apply and follow the following directions described below. There are only a handfull of full scholarships available every month and they are distributed between the applicants that we recieve within that application period. We can not guarantee that every student will recieve 100% scholarship, but partial scholarships can be awarded.

Scholarships only include tuition for online exam preparation courses and do not include text books.

What We Need From You!

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Military Service if Applicable (Country, Branch, Dates of service)
  • Photo (face only)
  • Company Name (optional)
  • Website (optional)
  • Essay: Minimum 250 words on how the scholarship will help you and why are you deserve this scholarship.

Please email all the above information to Rob@1ExamPrep.com

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LIST OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS!

List of Scholarship Winners

Dear Rob,
 

I am writing you today because becoming a General Contractor is my dream job, and taking online courses from 1 Exam Prep is the first step in achieving that goal. I would be honored by your time and consideration, so I’ll tell you a little about how the award will help me and why I believe I deserve it. At age two, I was so fascinated by all the things going on at a job site that I accidentally got my head stuck in the window of my grandmother’s Cadillac. To this day I still don’t know exactly what my grandfather was doing there in a giant hole, pouring concrete a few stories underground, but I do know that he became my hero when he rushed up the ladder and took my knee off the window’s UP button on the arm rest. I remember this event as way more exciting that traumatic (though my family still thinks it’s hilarious), because I got to stay with Papa the rest of the day. After that, I begged him to let me spend every “sick day” and “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” with him in a construction zone. About a decade and a half later, my family was not surprised when I started asking for things like jigsaws and handheld sanders for Christmas.

 

 

 

Over the years I was a close to Papa as his own shadow, watching him put together his lawn mower just to take it apart again, and asking questions just to hear him explain “the right way to do it”. Though he passed away almost two years ago, I know now he’s watching over me now, as are the three generations of builders who came before him, and he’ll be so proud to see me finally unpack my creativity and skills in the field where my lifelong passion lives. Being a Contractor means more to me than a job, it’s how I genuinely believe I will realize my greatest potential. To reinforce this commitment, I plan to further my education with exam prep courses from 1 Exam prep.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very soon I could be a General Contractor/Toolbelt-Toting Superhero, who saves my hometown by fighting crime and fixing broken windows. It’s a radical idea, but something that has been in my head since reading about “broken windows” in The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Much like New York City’s crime epidemic of the 1980’s, I have seen the effects of a true crime epidemic in Tallahassee and it’s affect on the quality of life we once enjoyed here— parents are less and less excited to send their kids to one of our great universities; graduates immediately look for jobs somewhere else, and those who stay only want to live in the “good neighborhoods”. Instead of just concerning myself with getting homebuyers into a good neighborhood, I see a huge opportunity now to make more neighborhoods good.

 

 

 

We’ve hired more police, increased citizen awareness, yet little progress has been made to stop the fierce rise in violent crimes. We need to do something else. Like Gladwell explains in his book, “the most intriguing candidate for that ‘something else’ is called the Broken Windows theory.” Two reputable and experienced criminologists argue that “crime is the inevitable result of disorder. If a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that no one cares…Soon, more windows will be broken, and the same sense of anarchy will spread from the building to the street on which it faces, sending a signal that anything goes.” This made me think about the “bad” neighborhoods and the one thing they have in common— an environment no one is happy to come home to, that no one can take pride in. Run down, collapsing neighborhoods with broken windows (literally and figuratively) are just a small expression of the collapsing system and the widespread affect of small changes in our immediate environment.

 

 

To put this theory in context, fixing the Broken Windows in NYC (i.e. cleaning up subway cars and painting over graffiti every night until it stopped) had a more positive effect on lowering crime rates there than did the crackdown on crack cocaine dealers. Tallahassee’s version of that problem is called Frenchtown, an area the city and county have been trying for decades to clean up with the Frenchtown Revitalization Project. Creating a Historic District there only added a row of 0,000 homes on the fringe that residents in the area could neither afford to buy or to maintain. Just two blocks away, homes in the hottest “Midtown” area are selling for over 0,000 within hours on the market. As a real estate agent, this has been an interesting thing to watch because the line between the city’s most and least desirable neighborhoods is hard to define by anything other than public perception. Midtown as we know it has reached it’s boundary, unless someone is brave enough to push those boundaries toward Frenchtown. What people need in order to do that is not more policing, and it could be as simple as watching someone else be the first to invest their time and money there. By intentionally “over-renovating for the neighborhood”, landscaping, and restoring a few homes to their potential, it would be like giving people the permission to live there. It could become a “good” neighborhood again simply because people start taking pride in it. I want to be that person who takes that risk and watches what happens, who decides to actually be the change I want to see. That’s something the whole city can be proud of.

 

 

I hope that with your help, I can prepare for the exam that will begin my career as a General Contractor. More importantly, this will allow me to build a career by building up neighborhoods in the city I love.

 


Sincerely,
Jillian Kirkland