Hello. My name is Claire and I am a 19 year old 2nd year full time college student.
For most of my life I have been driven by my desire to achieve both autonomy, and independence. I have always felt, and have also been taught that obtaining a post-secondary education is the key to gaining both of these things. I am a woman, I am part of a minority, and I come from a single parent household. Many may say that these are obstacles, but I refuse to see tham that way, but I choose to embrace these parts of me as motivating factors.
Upon graduating highschool, I was accepted into a wonderful three year program at a college, that leads into working in the field of children and youth. I was thrilled about this acceptance, as I have always felt that workingwith children and youth is my calling. However, I was not granted a loan/ financial aide. Some people believe that if you are refused a loan, it is because " either you, or your parents are too rich". I was once one of those people, and I was sadly mistaken. I was devastated when I thought that I woul not be able to go to college due to lack of funds, but my mother stepped up to the plate and worked very hard to help me pay both my first and second years of college.
My mother is a very strong woman. She is also a very ill woman. This year her health has taken a turn for the worst and she is un able to work as hard as she used to. I myself have been able to work only part- time due to my heavy course load this year, and that is barely enough to cover some of our living expenses. I have always had a hard time asking for help, but recently I was reminded that asking for help does not make you weak person. In fact it makes you stronger for recognizing that you need it.
I am drowning and I need help.
My third and final year of school is coming up and I have no idea how I am going to pay for it.
This is wheere your help would come in. I am putting alot good faith in the greater good of humanity, because I know it exists.
I need $5,000 for school. This money will go towards:
I know that we are not all "rolling in the dough" but honestly, anything helps and all is appreciated.
I want to take a moment to thank you for even taking your time to read this and if I can help you in anyway, even if it is just a conversation, or question, let me know.
Thank you once more. I humbly am always thankful.