College-Bound First Generation Student!

Hello, everyone! My name is Roxana Juarez, but I am best known as Roxy. I was born in El Salvador and moved to DC when I was eleven. Both of my parents are the role models in my life, because they are determined and hard workers. However, both of them work in restaurants and thus they cannot send me to college because they cannot afford it. Both of my older sisters dropped out of high school, so I will be the first one in my family to graduate from high school and to go to college.
I consider myself to be diligent, motivated, determined, passionate, responsible, funny, and sometimes shy. These qualities describe who I am because I take things seriously when it comes to academics and my life. Even though I can be categorized as a low-income student that has not stopped me from trying my best and never giving up, because "we never know when the moment when everything will change will come" (Daniel Levin). The moment has come because I will strive for every single opportunity available to accomplish my goal of becoming a professional through higher education and become someone reliable to my family and my community.

I would love to go to Mary Baldwin College, an all women's school in Virginia. I believe going there will help me strengthen my leadership abilities and enable me to help future generations. I plan to study Biology and Nursing and perhaps get a minor in writing. I want to become a practitioner nurse or get a job related to veterinary science. I have received $21,883 in scholarships from the college, but I am still left with about $16,000 to pay, not including books or fees. If I cannot raise enough money, my plan B is to start my college dream in UDC community college and then transfer out. However, I will still be short on tuition for my second semester.

I want to thank everyone that took the time to visit my page, and if you choose to donate it does not matter the amount, every bit counts. Please donate whatever amount you want.

College acceptance letters:
Mary Baldwin College office of Admissions
February 6, 2013
Dear Roxana:

Congratulations! It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been accepted to Mary Baldwin College. Your academic performance, as well as involvement in school and community activities, indicates that you have the ability to be successful at Mary Baldwin College. We believe that you have the potential to join the Baldwin women who have developed the leadership skills, compassion, courage and commitment to make a lasting difference in the world.

Our scholarship committee has reviewed your academic record and other credentials. We are pleased to offer you an annual academic award of $15,500 upon your enrollment at Mary Baldwin College.

The scholarship award is renewable each year as long as you maintain good academics standing and full-time enrollment status.

In addition, you are eligible for a Tuition Assistance Grant that is estimated at $3,000 for the 2[phone redacted] academic years. This grant is not need-based, but a short application may be required. You may be eligible for other grants, loans, and scholarships. Visit the Financial Aid section of our website to find out more.

To reserve your place in the incoming class, please sign and return the enclosed card with your non-refundable deposit of $300 or pay online by clicking on the "Deposit Now" button at If you intent to enroll, we encourage submission of the deposit and enrollment as soon as possible.

All of us at the College offer our sincere congratulations on your acceptance. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a campus visit, please feel free to contact our office at 1.800.468.XXXX or by email at We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Mary Baldwin College Community.

Roberta P. Palmer
Director of Admissions

March 14, 2013

Dear Roxana,

Congratulations on your admission to The University of The District of Columbia, Community College. As a UDC Firebird you are joining a rich tradition of academic excellence which will broaden your career options and equip you for a bright and soaring future.
Within our vibrant community you will be on the path of realizing your dream of attaining a college degree. We are eager to assist you in achieving your dream; however, we have not received your Confirmation of Enrollment Form. Click on the link to complete the form and return it by email or mail at your earliest convenience.

Your future awaits.

Thaddisa Fulwood
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008


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