Greetings! My name is Cedric Blue II and I'm a hometown boy from Greensboro, NC on the verge of returning to college in the spring to complete what some may call one of the world's most epic undergraduate degrees at Columbia University in New York City.  
This is a pretty big, once in a lifetime opportunity that is coming with a pretty big, once in a lifetime price tag.  
Much of the expense will be covered by scholarships, grants, and federal aid, but there will still be a sizeable gap between those funds and what will be required to cover full-time tuition, room, board, books, supplies and relocation for the spring semester. This is the number reflected in the goal. 
Being a nontraditional student, funding opportunities outside the school are difficult to come by for the first semester due to not having a recent GPA or any of the other qualifiers that most accrue through high school or a recent stent higher education. 
Once I have been able to relocate, get a full semester under my belt, and accrue a GPA I will be eligible for more aid as well as better work opportunities to subsidize my income. 
So, all of this is to say, I know that the goal is large but the Gofundme piece is but one avenue of my overall fundraising campaign. There will also be a going away-fundraiser party that you are invited to*** ( I am doing my best to fill every hour I can of the day with work through the end of December (let me know of any gigs). And I will still be searching for private grants and scholarships (if you have any leads on those I am all ears). 
I thank you in advance for any contribution you are able to make be it monetary or leads/advice. Every little bit counts. This is perhaps one of the greatest undertakings of my life and accomplishing it is within my reach. That is, with a little help from my friends. 
Thank you for your consideration and be well! 

***A donation here, of course, insures your entry to the going away dance party extravaganza!***


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    • $100 
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    • $10 
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Cedric Blue II 
Greensboro, NC
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