I am sure you have heard many stories like mine already so I would like to thank you for taking the time to read mine. I moved to The U.S. right after I got my bachelor’s degree in Advertising. Since I did not graduate in this country, it has always been hard for me to find a job on my career path that I could live from. I have worked as a waitress while having an office job just to be able to make enough money to give myself a decent life and support my mother who does not live in this country. I did not want to spend the rest of my life having to works two jobs. I believe that I am a woman with great potential and I wanted to give myself a second chance to build a better future for myself so I decided to go back to school. I am getting an associate’s degree in Computer Science at a Community College and I have been accepted at the University of Maryland for next Spring. Computer Science is a demanding career major, it requires a lot of time which, depending on how many classes I study, often leaves me with no time to have a job. I lost both of my jobs during the pandemic. I have been living on unemployment checks, which I do not qualify for anymore, and my savings for my school tuition. I am in a situation where I will probably have to stop studying to be able to work to support myself. Since I am 32 years old, I do not qualify for most grants and scholarships. I only qualify for student loans, which I am already applying for after having to spend my savings to cover my living expenses. I would like to be able to focus only on school so I can get my degree as soon as possible; therefore, I would appreciate any amount of financial help I could get. I never thought I would be asking for help on a website but I finally realize that it is not bad to ask for help when your intentions are honest. “None of us can make it alone.” Thank you.