Cassie Jo Bradley
Recipient of the Bernice and Curtis Harris Endowed Scholarship
Minors: Chemistry and Spanish
Class Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Helena-West Helena, AR
Thank you so much for your support! Scholarships such as the Bernice and Curtis Harris Endowed Scholarship are the rewards that make a quality education possible for hard-working, ambitious students such as me. I am grateful for your kindness and your involvement in the promotion of success in the lives of college students.
I grew up in the rural community of Helena, Arkansas where I attended DeSoto School and graduated fourth in my class with a 4.171 grade point average. I decided to attend UALR because of all of the wonderful opportunities the college, as well as the city of Little Rock, had to offer me. I was thrilled when I received the Chancellor's Leadership Corps (CLC) Scholarship to UALR, but I knew that I would have to struggle with student loans even so because the scholarship could not cover all of my expenses. That is why I applied for private scholarships. It would be nice to have been given a full ride automatically, but by me having to work through service learning in CLC and searching for other ways to support myself, I am learning so much more about how to provide for myself.
I am currently a Biology major, and I have high hopes of attending medical school at UAMS. It has always been my dream to be a doctor because I feel that I am best suited for a field where I can be immersed in the lives and well being of the public. I hope to be able to donate money for scholarships at UALR one day after I earn my degrees and establish my own practice.
I have been inspired by donors such as you who make it possible for students to make progress in college. I firmly believe that a person can be the most intelligent person in the world, but without the love and support of people who care, that person would have nothing to fight for in life. Thank you again for being part of the support that reminds me that I do have something to fight for and reminding me that my success in college matters.
Cassie Jo Bradley