The excitement of being accepted to my school of choice, was an experience beyond the imagination. Then I looked at the cost of the school and I began thinking to myself, I could never afford it. I kept giving so many reasons as to why it won’t work out and how I might as well give up. Then I realized, this is my dream, why should I just give up so easily on my dream.
Then I thought, I can just try to raise as much money as I can, in order to go to school. I found out about so many different scholarships that I qualified for, and began applying. After weeks of searching, I finally received my first scholarship. The joy and motivation that I felt, was beyond amazing. That’s when I kept at the search. There are scholarships out there that no one even knows about. It doesn’t matter what situation that you are in, I found that there is a scholarship for everyone.
I knew that I was on my way to accomplishing my goals of finishing school, and beginning a career. Something I never thought would be attainable until I found the scholarships. It doesn’t matter what you are majoring in, you will find a scholarship. I even received scholarships for being a single mother. It brought tears to my eyes, knowing that I was on my way to completing one chapter in my life and starting a new chapter.
This is why I am sharing my story, to motivate others in order to staying strong and never giving up. There is a way- there’s so much funding out there, waiting for you to grab up and use. I mean I thought I was going to be stuck in my dead end job, because I had to put food on the table and a roof over our heads. However, being able to experience what I have, I know that I am better than that. In just a few months, I will be holding my degree in hand, ready to start my career and increase my income. On top of that, I will be more marketable, since I will have that piece of paper to back me up.
Finding scholarships, opened a new door for opportunities for me. Now I am able to show others that you can do this and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I know it sounds cliché, but this is the exact feeling that you get once you know that you are on your way. Scholarships are the most important things to find next to grants and other financial aid.
I knew that the years would fly by, and I was right. Now, I am hoping that you can get the same feeling. Find the aid that you are in need of and start climbing your way to accomplishing your goals. I will tell you it will be overwhelming at first, however you will definitely get through it.