The University of Houston student delivered a powerful essay and video on the importance of teaching students a growth mindset.

ATLANTA, GA, January 05, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Pre-settlement funding company Silver Dollar Financial created its Public Speaking Scholarship as a way to help college students achieve their full potential. In today’s world, the ability to express oneself is extremely important and can have a huge impact on an individual’s overall success.

This year, the $2,500 award has been given to University of Houston student Reshmi Joseph. While majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysical sciences, Joseph is also pursuing minors in Chemistry and in the teachHOUSTON program.

In keeping with her goal of becoming a science teacher for grades 7 through 12, Joseph’s topic for the scholarship essay is on developing a growth mindset among students. “Those with a growth mindset know that they can learn from failures and put in the effort to become better,” writes Joseph.

This is in contrast to a “fixed mindset,” which convinces students that they “are at a threshold barrier, and nothing can change that they are just not good at certain things.” Avoiding this fixed mindset is important, as it can lead to students believing that the need to expend effort in order to complete a task is indicative of their lack of intelligence.

“[W]ith a growth mindset,” says Joseph in her award-winning speech, “you build a world that gives more possibilities, encouragement, and doors open for you.”

As part of its commitment to helping communities thrive, Silver Dollar Financial is proud to award its Public Speaking Scholarship to a future teacher with the drive to instill a growth mindset in her students.

About Silver Dollar Financial

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Silver Dollar Financial is a pre-settlement legal funding company that helps people seek justice. While court fees and stall tactics from at-fault parties can make a lawsuit financially difficult, Silver Dollar Financial can help ease that burden while you wait for the wheels of justice to turn. The Public Speaking Scholarship is part of the company’s vision of making our society more equitable and encouraging everyone to strive to be the best they can be.

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