Fifty year old broke college student trying to make a difference.
Five years from now, 2020, in addition to my continued volunteer services with Hospice of The Panhandle, I plan to work Cyber Security, patrolling cyber space, securing vulnerable access points, eradicating intruders and combatting cyber terrorists. I will make a difference in the cyber age that will enable the uncertain to use technology with confidence. I plan to enhance technology capabilities for my community and country, ensuring future generations have access to safe and secure possibilities. To reach my five-year goal, I need financial freedom to be a full time college student, affording me the necessary time to maximize my education.
I currently volunteer at the Hospice of The Panhandle Inpatient Facility Front Desk, which averages approximately twenty hours a month. I am a part time student at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College pacing classes in each semester, including the summer. I maintain a 4.0 GPA, made the Dean's list and, once invited, am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. If I select my courses wisely, will receive an Associates Degree with a triple major in Applied Technology, Information Technology, and Cyber Security. As I near completion of my AAS degrees, I plan to submit a transfer to Shepherd College and continue for my Bachelor’s degree. At the current pace, it will take a minimum eight to ten years to complete my studies.
Why am I reaching out for help? It is complicated, yet simple, I need help to accomplish these goals. I graduated high school over thirty years ago, so my scholarships and grants are minimal at best. Our income is just enough to get by, yet not enough to place the household burden on one individual. I am a survivor, conquering abuse, sexual, physical and mental that occurred as early as three years old. I am predestined to be something great, yet I know not what that “great” is. If I can knowingly make a positive difference in one life during my lifetime, I can know that I have made a significant improvement for many. I function with disabilities, and plan to continue making strides to encourage others to keep going. It is never too late to make a difference in someone’s life.
What am I really asking for? Financial stability and support for the next four years to enable me to complete both the AAS and BA degrees in half the time. Thank you in advance for helping a fifty year old, broke college student make a difference.