My name is Angelica Lopez I was born and raised in the city of Oakland, California. I am the youngest of 4. My mother migrated from Sinaloa and my father from Michoacán. Three weeks ago I walked the stage to accept my high school diploma from Oakland Unified School District. Although it was not a smooth road I am proud to say that I will be a first generation college student going to San Francisco State University this fall. When I was younger I wanted to become many things such as a veterinarian, a healer, a sports athlete, an artists and a teacher. Now as a future college student I have discovered my passion in art and culture with a focus on community transformation.
Two days ago, I attended my freshman college orientation. Although I was excited and nervous, all at the same time, I discovered that my tireless efforts to have the university honor my request for financial assistance had come to an end. I will not be receiving financial aid. As a young person that grew up poor I never thought this would happen to me. I have applied to many scholarships and now experience the reality to enter the workforce to pay off sustain my education.
By July 8th, I will need to finance all of my college expenses for the fall semester, otherwise I will be dropped from attending SFSU. Tuition for a full time student at San Francisco State University will be $6,468, for books and supplies is $913, for transportation is $748, and for the early start program (a requirement) is $750. This brings us to a total of $8,879. With any donation that you decide to give, it would get me one step closer to accomplishing this dream!
Pursuing a college education should be free but we live in a world where everything is about profit. Thank you so much!! If you are not able to donate please help me spread the word around through Instagram, Facebook, and twitter !
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