Hello, my name is Lauren. I am asking for help in paying for my first semester of college classes. I don't like to ask people for help, but I feel that this is something I absolutely need to do. Furthering my education is my number one goal in life right now. In the past, I have made many many mistakes and took an awful path in life. Not only do I want to do this for myself, I also more than anything want to show my family, especially my mother that I didn't just throw my life away. I need help with the cost of my classes and books. I am unfortunately unable to receive any grants from FAFSA, due to my past choices, I am a convicted felon. Therefore I am unable to be eligible for student grants. Furthering my education is my top priority in life right now. I come from a small town where there is nothing to do, and most people are known for bad reasons. I want more than anything to not become just like everyone else here. I want to complete a college degree, make something of myself, and leave this place for good. Anything will help and be greatly appreciated.