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Find, Create, and Explore

By: Alexis Oakley, ACT Scholar, University of Iowa Ph.D. student

I am currently in the educational measurement and statistics program in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations in the College of Education. I recently finished my  Master of Arts in May and am currently working on my Ph.D. 

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Ask Your Professors For Help

By: John Fan, Kirkwood Community College student and ACT Scholar

More than a decade ago, as part of ACT’s 50th anniversary celebration, ACT established the ACT Scholars Program, as part of a pair of endowments to

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Exercise Self-Discipline

By: Marcus Glover, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

I am an African American student who attends Kirkwood Community College. I am from Chicago, where I went back and forth from my mom and my dad’s house, both being single parents. I am not a first-generation college student, as both my mother and father have graduated from college.

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I Want to Be Part of That Team

By: Ciara Ford, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

My motivation for going to college and earning a degree was a better life for myself. I wanted personal growth and to gain the skills necessary to help others along their journey as well.

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When Faced with Difficulties, It Brings Out the Kind of Person You Truly Are

By: Juanito Piper, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

I started working labor jobs young to earn money and doing so helped guide my values and gain a respect for every type of job out there. I just personally sat back and evaluated my future and didn’t want to work a manual labor job the rest of my life.