Why I need funding. I joined the military while still in my senior year of high school. I went to basic right after graduation. The promise of free education and the excitement to serve my country drove me to join the Air Force. While in the military I had an unfortunate complication and hurt my knee, disqualifying me from staying in the military and causing me to be medically separated without benefits. Not expecting to be discharged I did not fill out scholarships. The Future. I am now trying to get an education with little money while working two jobs. I plan to get a degree in medical lab sciences at NDSU in the fall and have already been accepted. This fund will be used to buy books and cover other fees that I could not afford without your help.