Hostos Community College
My name is Enoch Sowah and I was born in Ghana, West Africa, where I lived with my mother and two older sisters. I graduated from Prempeh College High School in May 2009, and in September of that year I relocated to New York to join my father. Not knowing much about the educational system in the U.S, I had difficulties trying to enroll in college. I went from one office to another just to find the right information. Finally, someone introduced me to a GED program being offered at the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, where I quickly enrolled. In February 2010, I obtained my GED certificate.
I applied to CUNY and I was enrolled at Hostos Community College. In the fall of 2010, I was recruited into ASAP. At that time, all I knew about ASAP was that metro cards and books were provided, but after the orientation I really became aware of the vast resources the program invested in students.
Becoming an ASAP student is one of the best things that happened to me. What I like most about ASAP is the high standards they set for students, which motivates me to strive harder and become an achiever.
I plan to further my education to the doctorate level. My goal is to become a medical doctor and an international diplomat who would champion the course of the underprivileged. I know that with ASAP’s excellent, high-class academic and career advisement, the future is bright.
Through ASAP and the Hostos Student Leadership Academy I found out about the Kaplan Leadership Program. I applied and became a candidate. Then the unthinkable happened: I was accepted into the Kaplan Leadership Program! This scholarship program is designed for community college students who plan to further their education to the bachelors level and beyond.
I am very excited about my new journey with Kaplan and I am very confident that with all the support the program offers, with their guidance and hard work on my part, the sky is definitely below the limit.