Hello, my name is Chris and I’m 18 years old. This is going to be my first year in college and I plan on majoring in computer science. I haven’t had much luck in getting any scholarships these past months and tuition is due very soon. I come from a poor family and we are in financial need. I can’t even rely on FASFA because I’m not eligible (for reasons I can’t really go into). Without FASFA, I can’t get any grants or help from scholarships that use FASFA as a way to determine financial need. Recently, money has been tighter than ever even with both my parents working. Despite my upbringing and status, I’ve managed to work hard in my studies. I’ve graduated in the top 10% of my class, I have taken AP and Dual Credit courses so I’m not lacking in that area at least.
The most difficult thing summer was trying to figure how to pay for college without working. My parents have a stigma about teens who start to work and come under pressure with college too. They’ve seen it happen to people at their jobs who decide that they’ll end up working a 9 to 5 instead of pursuing a career. Not saying that people should be forced into going college because those who work in minimum wage work hard too. Not a lot of people enjoy or are cut out for college either and that’s why they have to work instead. Though, it is harder to take care of family that way as my parents are doing right now and they don’t want to see me or my siblings to end up working in fast food. After doing scholarships, I realized that I can’t rely on them either so I have to work no matter what. I just found a job recently which was another problem for me this summer was that finding one is way harder to do than it sounds.
I only need this help just for these upcoming fees as I will be paying for the ones due in these next months with my job. I don’t know how much people use this site to donate so I can’t be sure that’ll even go this semester. Even if you don’t have a whole lot of money to donate, any little amount helps. I want to enjoy my college life with my friends who are also going this semester.
P.S. – I know it says that 2,000 is due but the scholarship that is offering 500 for this semester isn’t applicable as it is for people in a medical major. I don’t qualify for it and the college is still pending my declination.