So far, I’ve kept a 4.0 GPA while working full time, as well as being a single mother and now that my classes are completely focused in science and take a lot of study time, I won’t be able to work like have been. I’m hoping to drop my work schedule down to one day a week, so I can completely focus on my studies and my daughter. If I keep my straight A average, I will be able to get a scholarship moving forward to University in one year’s time.
If I am able to get my degree, I will be the first college graduate in my immediate family.
** Update I am transferring to Mills in the Fall and have recieved an 80% of my tuition is scholarshis and grants!
Starting Fall, 2015 at Mills College with a cohort of 18, I am going to be in one of the top Nursing programs in the Bay Area!!
Once I receive my BSN, I will be a great candidate for UCSF or Merrit for a masters in nursing with my stellar GPA, as well as over 10 years of front lines direct service to homeless youth, 14 years practicing as a doula in hospitals and 9 years of training doulas. I have extensive volunteering history, and know that I have exactly what it takes to get into any grad program that I set my sights to.
The classes I have left:
I have two semesters at Mills, then 2 semesters at Merritt. Fall 2015 classes: Microbiology for Nurses, Chem/Nutrition for Nurses, Philosophy, and History of Western Art.
The financial need:
I have calculated the amount $10,000 to fill the gap between my small business income and school grants. I will need to bring in $2000/month just to cover rent, bills and living expenses every month. If I can raise any part of this amount, it will afford me more study time, which in turn will allow me to keep up my 4.0 GPA.
Tuition is 80% covered by scholarshiops and grants, so I need to cover the remaining $9,000 in tuition with student loans.
Books and supplies per semester: $1,500
Car and insurance: $420/month
Total: $1880/ month just for rent, food, and bills, not including my school supplies and the commute from SF to Oakland. $2000/month gives a small amount of padding for anything that may come up for myself or Violette, such as gas or other expenses.
I’m doing this fundraiser for the 2[phone redacted] school year (three semesters) and will continue on to Samuel Merritt University with as many scholarships I can find, as well as loans to fill in the gaps.
Thank you for your consideration, and I truly am grateful for all of your support.
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