Hello potential funders and investors into my future
I would love to tell you my sad past of my journey to manhood and where I am today, but that's not the point or purpose for my need. The purpose of this is to help a struggling student continue a dream be educate himself and become an architect, where I can help the world work towards more sustainable and green living and use my architectural skills and connections to help those in need. My past is simply my past. The experiences I have gone through to become the man I am proud to be today and light a fire on my butt to make these huge changes and progress towards a promising future. I am on my feet again, and just want to move forward, without any more set backs. If truly interested in my past, feel free to shoot me an email and I will be more then willing to explain, since I knwo people like to know the story of a person before investing in them. Which is exactly what you will be doing, investing in a promising student and person and promises to move mountains.
"Let him that would move the world, first move himself" - Socrates
Like Socrates said, I must first move myself to even start moving the world. Not that I can't do anything in the time being, but in order to really make a change and help progress the world and the people occupying it, I need to be in the place to do so. Thankfully I was blessed enough to get into this incredible private school and given a second chance at my education, doing and studying something I love and that I can use to make a huge difference.
The problem is that, I was told I would get the bulk of my tuition covered by university, federal and state grants, and that I would be able to cover the rest with loans. I did get a federal grants and loans, but I was misinformed about the state grants which mistakenly thought they were apart of fasfa, and found out about my ineligibility for university grants based off my 3.0 GPA at my previous university (Cal Poly Pomona University), despite my obvious financial need, based of my and my familes income. That was fine, I thought, that simply meant I would have to pull out hefty private loans for this first year, and work hard to get a 4.0 in order to get the max university grant money, apply and get the federal and state grants, and go crazy with applying for scholarships with my new great GPA. I have already had a greats start to my classes and show some great promise to these goal grades and therefore some great scholarships, but found out I was ineligible for any private loans or help based off my unestablished credit, and my families poor credit. After hours of trying to talk to my financial aid office and trying to work something out or get some advice, I was advized to keep applying for scholarships (which I have been and are minimal so late in the game) or simply leave the university temporarily until I "get the money". The reality and practicality of that is far from what I can do since I already moved up the bay area (Oakland, where I found relatively cheap living with another and am sacrificing a long and expensive commute in order to save costs from living in San Francisco and/on campus) in a year lease, and started the school year. This is my dream to move away for school and get a great education that could catapult me into a place to make a difference in the small scale now, and on a big scale in the future.
So now I am stuck in a predicament where I am desperate for a helping hand and looking for alternative ways to fund my tuition. My ability to work is minimalized with this major and commute, taking away almost any and all free time. Not to mention the fact that what I can earn won't even tickle my tuition costs, on top of the other living and rent expenses I have.
Anything would help, because I know the power of a little going a long way and a little multiplied by many.