Send Darius off to College!!!

Hello Everyone,

My name is Darius Riley and I am a Senior at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California.

As a senior, I am getting ready to finish the year off strong. I have applied to 18 colleges, submitted my FAFSA, and am currently working hard in my final year of high school. I have gotten into schools such as Kenyon College, Bowdoin College, Macalester College, Gonzaga University, UC Irvine. 

I have earned these acceptances by maintaining school work while also participating in other activities outside of class. I have developed strong leadership skills by taking on responsibilities as an experienced student, challenging my basketball team as the Varsity Captain, and ranking high in Boys Scouts as I pursue the goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. I intend to use the skills that I have developed over years in college to be successful and obtain a career that I will love.

Throughout my senior year, I have learned a ton about the challenges of being in college from struggling with time management to dealing with different classmates, but one of the primary challenges even before going off to school is finding out how to pay for it.

After looking at all of my financial aid packages, I have found that the average costs of attendance ranges from $30,000 to $60,000. While this price doesn't even compare to the prices I would have to pay with no awards, any amount of aid would help.

That is why I am asking for your help. Help me get to and through college. Go Fund Me!  Thanks!


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Darius Riley 
Palo Alto, CA
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