Welcome to the debriefing.
This operation is to request backup! As an undergrad, I thankfully received grants that fully covered my tuition. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in 2019 but the pandemic caused many unforeseen complications. However, during 2020 Universities waived GRE requirements for grad school! Unsure of how long the pandemic would last, I applied for a Master’s program at my University and was accepted! The new mission was to once again become a full-time student and gain a more prestigious degree. Most of my aid is in unsubsidized loans, meaning they accumulate interest after they are awarded, but they only need to be paid after graduating summer 2022 next year. My total debt is estimated to be about $37,000 (Assuming I’m loaned the same amount Fall this year plus Spring and Summer of next year). With uncertain times still ahead, graduating with no debt would secure the future. When donations reach that amount and pay for my loans, Operation: FREEDOM has been accomplished!
Even a moment to consider a donating means a lot to me. This past year was difficult for many people. Especially those with family overseas, I feel your pain. Being honest, I was able to get the Pell Grant for my Bachelor’s both because my grades were good, but also because my household was considered low level income. I don’t think of us as poor, but my parent’s do struggle to make ends meet. Thankfully were doing better compared to when I was a child. I know I need to be humble and if I don’t show sincerity and ask for help, I won’t get it from anyone. Being a first-generation scholar in my family, I want to be able to help them as much as possible. Working part-time while studying full-time, I make enough money to pay all my bills and help some at home. Things have been more difficult lately because my step-father is struggling with Parkinson’s. The doctors aren’t sure why he developed it at such a young age and believe he must have had a pre-existing condition in his nervous system. Due to the disability, he is limited in work. My mother will also be undergoing surgery next month and will need 6-8 weeks to recover, so things will be tighter than normal. I want to help provide for them. They did everything they could so that I could study something I enjoyed. I will always be grateful to them. After graduating I want us to be able to move to a nicer area and for once not worry so much about rent. Like many others I also lost family overseas. It was very difficult being so far apart and feeling helpless. Besides my parents, most of my family has never even been to the USA or travelled outside their country.
With your donation’s, loans will no longer be a concern and the final phase of the operation will commence! After graduation, a stable career in my field will be established. Once we have overcome the pandemic, I can buy plane tickets to reunite my family. They will finally have the chance to visit a first world country. Without student loans it will not take long to make this possible. Feel free to leave your email in the notes when you donate! I will be glad to maintain communication with my comrades. Over and out!