I am having such an amazing semester! Both academically and extracurricularly. I am now a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, and I am surrounded with so many incredible leaders. I was nominated to be the Parent Relations Chair for our Kappa Kappa Chapter. I have also joined Ball State University Marathon and will be fundraising for this amazing cause. Below is the link for the personal page on my raising efforts.
I have officially signed up for my Spring Semester classes and I'm so excited for my schedule. The following are the courses I am going to be taking; Economics 202, Business Law 260, Math 132, Management 300, Marketing 300, and I am currently on the waitlist for Spanish 335. I have decided to take on my triple major with Spanish, instead of just minoring in it this year. I believe I can definitely accomplish this goal.
I will keep you updated on everything I do, and will soon start a website to share with you all my college experiences with blogs, pictures, and videos! Thank you so much for your continued support!
Hello! Classes start tomorrow, and I couldn't be more excited to start my Sophomore year at Ball State. I am so blessed for the continued support. During the summer I worked 3 different jobs and will continue to work during the academic year, two part time jobs. I am taking 18 credit hours this semester and will keep you all updated. If it weren't for you all, I wouldn't be blessed with this opportunity.
This week is that last one for my first year at Ball State. I've had ups and downs, but in the end accomplished much more than I would have ever imagined and it is all thanks to you! Thank you so much for the support and I'm very excited to continue this journey for this upcoming fall semester. I will be double majoring in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Spanish and have been officially enrolled in the Miller College School of Business Program here at Ball State! Thank you all once again and I will keep you updated.
It's my second semester here at Ball State and I'm extremely blessed with all the continued support! Just a quick update, I am one class away from obtaining an associates degree in Spanish and in two years I will obtain my bachelors degree. I will be performing in the well renowned play, Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, which will be performed in Pruis Hall at Ball State on March 28th. I am also involved in the Annual Dance Marathon for Riley Children's Hospital which will be held on February 21st. This year is off to an amazing start and I am so happy to share it with each and every one of you.
Thank you to all for the continuos support and kind words of encouragement. I wanted to let you know I'm heading to Ball State this Sunday! During my orientation days in early July my advisor let me know I was a sophomore in college because of all the dual credit classes and AP courses I took at Ben Davis. I'm so blessed!! I will keep you all updated. I'm so happy that I will be graduating in 3 years !!!! Thank you once again :D
Thank you so much for the continued support and donations. I wanted to inform you that I am recipient of two community based scholarship awards. Tomorrow will be the ceremony; one award worth $700 and the other $1,000. Thank you once again for everything!
I can't even explain how grateful I am with all the support and donations I have received. Thank you so much to every single one of you. Author Mike Mullin has posted a blog and if you give a certain amount of money to my campaign, he has some very amazing gifts for you! If you donate at least $500, you'll also get the name of your choice (within reason) included in his next published book! Thank you one again; and here is the link for more information! http://mikemullinauthor.com/blog/
Pictures will be taken today at Ben Davis High School for the story Matt Tully will be writing of me! I'm hoping for a change and I'm extremely blessed for all the support I have received, thank you so much for everything.
My name is Karla and I am a senior at Ben Davis High School. I am also currently the 2014 Senior Class President and in the top 5% of the class. I am an extremely involved individual and any chance that I get to help in my community, I do so. This June I will be graduating with my Academic Honors Diploma and I want to further my education and attend Ball State University in Muncie Indiana. I want to double major in telecommunications and international business administration with a minor in Spanish. Here is my story; I came to the United States at the age of 3, undocumented. I was raised in Indianapolis IN and I grew up learning English and Spanish. Indy is all I have ever known, and I'm so blessed to have grown up in this country. Each morning for 13 years at school, I have pledged to the only flag I have really known and called my own, the red, white and blue. Thanks to a new policy just two years ago at the age of 17 I was able to obtain my work permit; I'm what the government calls a DREAMER and currently have deferred action. I have been able to obtain a temporary license and social security along with working in the country legally. It has been such a difficult experience, not being able to do the things my friends can, and there has always been a barrier in anything I do. Here is the biggest one yet; I have been accepted into Ball State University with an out-of-state tuition. This would mean that I will have to pay $33,000 a year instead of $17,000. I have been in Indiana for 15 years and they are giving me out-of-state tuition because of HB 1402 which does not allow a student without residency an in-state tuition in any college/university here in Indiana. This law was implemented in 2011 and on top of that, I can not apply to any federal financial aid because once again I'm not a resident or citizen. The only scholarships that I can obtain are community-based scholarships that are usually worth $500-$1,000. I want to go to college; I want to go to Ball State and get the education I need in order to be successful. Please see this as an investment, invest in my education because I know that one day I'll be able to do great things with people not only in my community but nationwide. I have always been put in tough situations and I have tried not to say "why me", instead I say "try me". I know I will succeed but I need all the help I can get to accomplish this dream. I have the grades, a 4.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale. I have the leadership; Senior Class President of 4,000 individuals. And now all I need is the financial support. Anything helps, thank you so much for reading this and please help me out in anything you possibly can.