Samantha sent a message to John N. Roberts, III – President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. – Email Address that said:
Dear J.B. Hunt and Associates:
My name is Samantha and I am interested in studying abroad in China for a year. I have heard that J.B. loves to support aspiring students who are wanting a once in a lifetime experience. I was hoping J.B. would be willing to offer a scholarship to study abroad through the AFS program.
Getting a scholarship for the AFS program for would be a dream come true. I have many reasons for wanting to participate in such a rigorous language learning experience:
I intend to use the language I learn for a future career in international business law. I want to learn a language that will aid me in this future career. Learning a strategic language will put me ahead for my future career and would allow me to speak and work in a foreign language confidently. The AFS experience would put me ahead of my peers and allow me to prepare myself for a future career.
I wish to engage in an authentic language learning experience. The best way to learn a language is through experiencing the language's culture. I have a desire to learn Mandarin Chinese. I don't want to just learn Mandarin Chinese; I want to live and breathe it, building confidence to speak confidently and interact within its culture. The AFS program will offer me this experience.
I want to broaden my view of the world. Traveling is in my soul. I envision myself experiencing new and exciting things, while also immersing myself in the knowledge of another culture. The AFS program will offer me an opportunity to do what I've always dreamt of: learn a foreign language in a different country.
The AFS program will make me a more cultured citizen, allowing me to make a difference not only in our country, but also in the world. I also hope to aid you in working for your company some time in the future.
From an aspiring student,