Scholarships and awards at uLethbridge – Madeleine

September 26, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski

My name is Madeleine Szabo. I am a fourth
year neuroscience student at the University of Lethbridge. I chose the University of Lethbridge because I was born and raised in
Lethbridge and I really love this city and I appreciate the chance to be close
to my family while going to school. I also chose the University because of the
incredible track and field program here as well as the neuroscience program. When I’m getting ready to throw, I’m
definitely always a little bit nervous. I try to push past that and I like to kind
of feel the excitement of the moment I really like to try to visualize my throw,
what it’s gonna look like what it’s gonna feel like. Just visualizing the perfect
throw really gets me in a good place. What’s really motivating to me as an
athlete I think is some of the shortcomings and failures that I’ve had.
Some of the people that have said that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do – that
really pushes me forward and makes me want to prove them wrong and just prove
to myself that I can do the things that I want to do. Scholarships have really made a world of
difference for me. They have encouraged me in a lot of ways. Without them I
wouldn’t be able to do everything I’m doing. They mean that I can focus
completely on school, my track and field as well as all my volunteering without
having to worry about financial stress. My career goal is to someday be a doctor.
I’m passionate about being a doctor because I really want to help other
people and I really love science and just being compassionate and caring for
other people. So, I think that being a doctor would be able to incorporate the
love I have for science and also just use that to make other people’s lives
better. To shine is to let go of what’s holding you back and pursue your dreams.