Help Further Education

$1,770 of $11,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 27 months
Thanks you for viewing my fund raising page. I'm currently 18 years old and an honors graduate from Lancaster High School in Lancaster Ohio. I had been accepted to Capital University a few months ago with high hopes to continue my education and become a Music Educator. However, since acceptance I've had so serious troubles. I applied for FAFSA and received about $35,000 in finical aid and scholarships. My total tuition is around $47,000. (Leaving me about 11,000 short.)Recently, I have had some family issues. My parents are no longer willing to cosign for any student loans, and that leaves me currently not able to attend college and pursue my passion for music. I came out to my parents about 4 years ago that I was gay. They never had a huge problem with it, until I actually got a boyfriend. I lost contact with my mother around my sophomore year, and she has no intention of helping me with student loans. About a month ago, my father decided to put me out on my own because he does not agree with the LGBTQ+ community. He keeps telling me that I am a sinner and will go to hell if I do not change. He has decided to not help me from now on. I have been finically responsible for myself for a few months, and I have been living with a friend in the meantime. I am unable to sign for student loans without a cosigner because I have no credit history, as do most students. I also am unable to find a cosigner who is willing to sign for my student loans. I really desire to continue my education. I love how music can bring people together. I want to give future students the opportunity I was given in high school. Music has shaped me to be a great leader, and I would not be the person I am today without those memorable experiences. I graduated with an honors diploma, 30+ credits, and a new outlook on the world around me. Please help me further my education. *All money donated will go directly to my tuition fees, if I receive more than I need, I will donate the remaining amount to a band program in need.
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Good news! Met with a financial counselor and I'm a step closer to receiving more financial aid. Thank you for everyone who has been there to support me through all of this. It really means the world to me, I couldn't thank you all enough.
I'll have more updates soon as my updated fafsa goes through the process.
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$1,770 of $11,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 27 months
Created June 3, 2017
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HP
$20
Holly Plescher
26 months ago
LD
$50
Lois Doxey
26 months ago

I am Jerry Comer's Mother. I know how much music means to him and to David Lehnus. I hope you can follow in their footsteps.

AT
$50
Alyssa Tschudy
26 months ago
CH
$20
Cade Haybron
26 months ago
$10
Diseray McManis
27 months ago

It's not much but never give up on your Dreams! Always believe in yourself

PA
$25
Phil Atkins
27 months ago

Best of luck. I know there is a way for you!

BL
$25
Brian Leist
27 months ago

Best wishes. :)

$15
Anonymous
27 months ago
KP
$50
Kristen Peters
27 months ago
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Keep moving forward and never look back. You can do this!

KW
$50
Karen Kasler Wheeler
27 months ago

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.

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