Jordan Thompson

08 Feb 2023

All About Jordan

Greetings! I am Jordan Thompson, a graduating senior from Wekiva High School. I chose to attend Florida A&M University because I believe this university can help me reach my academic goals and provide me with a culturally diverse learning environment. To add on, I feel the social atmosphere of FAMU specifically will increase my leadership skills and give me opportunities to excel.

My goals and aspirations include attending Florida A&M University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Architecture.  I eventually would like to own my own architecture firm.  My dream is to transform underprivileged urban communities to make them more modern. Communities should include black-owned and run grocery stores, gas stations, post offices, restaurants, and stores right there in the neighborhood. Urban neighborhoods deserve to have all of the luxuries of any other neighborhood.

In the community, I have attended numerous community service events. For example, each November, I volunteered in providing food for the homeless in annual Thanksgiving food giveaways. Additionally, each year, I have collected canned goods to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. All of these events have taught me how important it is to give back to the community. I currently, have over 300 hours of community service.

I have been a member of BSA Troop 90 since first grade. Over the years, I have attended multiple summer camps, numerous amounts of merit badge colleges, and advanced through the different ranks to continue on my path to become an Eagle Scout. I completed my Eagle project, and as of November 3, 2021, I am an Eagle Scout. Before I obtained my Eagle Scout rank, I served as Senior Patrol leader which is the highest leadership rank within the troop.

 During the early season of COVID in 2019, my dad was furloughed for nearly four months. This was devastating to our family because my mom is a teacher and teachers don’t get paid in the summer. Trying to balance and budget groceries and bills for a family of five was quite challenging.  Also, during the season of COVID, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. This was a major blow to me.  Over the past two years, I have learned how to manage my diet and administer the needed insulin. My parents are spending well over $300 per month to provide for my life-saving medicines.

This scholarship would really help with the cost of tuition, room and board and other college fees. My older brother is a current freshman at FAMU with a 3.4 GPA. Beginning Fall 2022, my parents will have two kids attending FAMU. This awarded scholarship will really help me as a freshman at FAMU. Thank you so much for your consideration.