Help Samara Stay At UNLV!

Samara is a recent high school graduate who has always been very close to her great grandmother, Pacencia. When Samara was a very young child, Pacencia moved to Las Vegas, but that didn't hinder their relationship at all. Samara would spend entire summers there with her.

Eventually, Pacencia moved back to California with Samara's mother and Samara could see her every day. This made the both of them very happy. They'd sit and talk for hours about Samara's future. Pacencia loved telling her how proud she was of her.

Since elementary school, Samara has maintained all A's and B's and received several academic awards along the way. For as long as she could remember, going to college to pursue a career in nursing has been her dream. She took multiple AP courses throughout high school, has never been in any sort of trouble whatsoever, and graduated in 2017. Unfortunately Pacencia didn't live to see her walk the stage. In the fall of 2015, she passed away at the age of 90.

Samara has always made her grandma proud and she doesn't intend on stopping now. After graduating with high honors, she was accepted into several colleges. She chose to attend The University of Las Vegas because being there reminds her so much of her grandmother and the summers she spent there as a kid. She received several scholarships and grants but it wasn’t enough to cover her entire tuition. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she is short about $9,000 total for her first semester.

         She hasn’t given up, however. She intends on doing all that she can do to ensure that she graduates from college not only to make her grandmother proud, but also to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse and making a difference in the world. Still, She can only do so much financially as a minor, and her family has helped all they could to this point. It would mean everything to Samara if her first year’s tuition could be paid and she would never do anything let her grandmother, her self, or anyone who donates down. Thank you for reading!23172058_1503284[phone redacted]_funddescription.jpg23172058_1503288[phone redacted]_funddescription.jpg23172058_1503288[phone redacted]_funddescription.jpg23172058_1503288169.508_funddescription.jpg23172058_1503284[phone redacted]_funddescription.jpg


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Organizer and beneficiary

Candace Nicole Barnett 
Fontana, CA
Tara Maxwell 
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