Dear friends and distant family,
For the last 10 days, I have been trying to decide what is the best way to tell you all that I finally won the scholarship I had been dreaming of all my life, I’m halfway down the road to making all my dreams come true! I’m happy, very happy and that I would not be where I am now if I hadn’t crossed paths with all of you, because all of you made me who I am today and I count you between my blessings every morning.
For those who don’t know me, I’m a 25 year old woman who’s making something really crazy. In the middle of my major in the Dominican Republic I decided to apply for a scholarship to Farmingdale State College in Long Island, New York to study Professional Communication, and I have been awarded with the scholarship. After hundreds of tears, frustrations with the public educational system, and my own inability to accept an average education, I have decided to risk it all and embark on a new adventure.
The scholarship includes:
- Unlimited meal plan
- Health Insurance
- Some extra money for laundry
(Quite a good catch, huh?!)
Yes, it’s almost a full scholarship, if it wasn’t this way I would have not been able to go. Now, it is my responsibility to furnish my dorm and take care of all my personal additional expenses (personal hygiene items, additional books, pocket money, warm winter clothes!).
People, I know times are hard, we haven’t had good times since 1901, but today I would like to ask for your support to help me cover some of the many expenses generated during this process. It doesn’t have to be a lot. Just 1 dollar can make a big difference in my life (I’m very worried about running out of deodorant :S)
I have set US$500.00 dollars as my goal, a goal I am still not quite sure I’m going to be able to achieve, but whatever you can contribute through this webpage, I will really, reall,y really appreciate it because I know that donation will come with a lot of love and positive energy.
I love you all, thank you again for taking the time to read these lines,