BETA MU MU CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP
During the fall of 2016 Beta Mu Mu Chapter requested essays from high school seniors for participation in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity International High School Essay Contest to answer the question:
What would you propose to substantially reduce the incidence of gun violence in the United States and around the World without taking away the legal rights of law abiding citizens to acquire and possess firearms?
Karla Camacho-Jimenez, a senior at Valley High School, won the locally sponsored Beta Mu Mu Chapter contest. The local contest included a $1,000 scholarship for the winner. Beta Mu Mu Chapter presented an award letter and scholarship certificate to Karla during Valley High School’s senior awards program in recognition of her success and awarded her the scholarship funds upon her enrollment at University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) to pursue her academic endeavors.
Currently, Karla is a freshman in the Honors College at UNLV majoring in psychology and planning a double-major in criminal justice next semester. Her long-range plan is to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU).
Karla says that as a little girl she was asked what she wants to be rather than who she wants to be. Even though profession plays a big role in one’s life as it may be a determining factor for many things, Karla does not view profession as a culminating point of one’s life. Who she wants to be is a Senior Special Agent (SSA) in the FBI, who contributes to helping change the world for the better, one small step at a time. Karla also wants to learn a fourth language to pass on to future generations the beauty of different cultures. She adds that she wants to invoke the idea that any small action that we take has a big impact in the long run.
Karla wants to care for our planet to the best of her abilities and enjoy every moment of her career and personal life. She wants to be a person that takes risks to become exactly who she wants to be. Karla sums up her educational expectations by saying she wants the world at her fingertips because of education.