The college tuition

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Raised by 183 people in 1 month
Created June 19, 2019
Hi there, this is my story.
June 23th, 2017 is the day that changed my life. My family and I lived in Morocco and had a stable life and a successful academic record. I, then, had to move to America due to Turkey’s political oppression on arresting members of a certain Turkish community that lived in Morocco. This was unacceptable for me. I was a senior in Morocco and was ready to pursue my college life in there as well. Nonetheless, we had no choice but to leave. My older brother was in his first year of college and knew that he could not afford the college in the US so he decided to go to Europe and take a chance in learning German and trying German colleges. My father had a visa to the US so he was easily able to enter the country. However, my mother, Fadim Dalan, my sister, younger brother, and I were not lucky enough to obtain such a document. The only possible option that was left for us was to legally cross the Mexican border to enter the US.
We had everything planned. How we would enter the border, what we would say to the officers at the border, how would we respond to the questions that they could ask, what would we do if we were detained at the border entrance, and so on. Although we had certain complications that took place as we were attempting to enter the country of Mexico, we were finally able to make it to the border. After that, my mom, sister, and I were put in a literal cell with several dozens of other women and my younger brother was taken to a different cell with another kid of his age. After being kept in those cells for three days, we were then flown to San Antonio and drown to Karnes City where we were detained in a detention center for 13 days. On June 23th, 2017, we were released.
I thought that going through my senior year would be easy and I would easily get into a college due to my knowledge of French, Arabic, and Turkish. However, as one could have easily guessed, I was mistaken. In fact, I was told to start from 11th grade to make sure that I would get scholarships and get into a 4-year college by the end of my senior year.
Repeating 11th grade was not as bad as I thought it would be. However, adapting to a new education system, living in a new country, not being able to speak with my classmates, not having a lot of friends, and barely passing one of my classes due to my lack of English skills were the hardships that really got to me. While I was going through this psychological change, my dad had started a business and was making enough money to pay the bills. Although I was enthusiastic about my junior year, it did not go as planned and I could not bring back the academic success that I once had in Morocco.
By the end of my junior year, I still was not sure if I would be eligible for state-funded scholarships due to my legal status in America. Thus, I just tried to make the best out of my senior year and applied to all the colleges that I thought would accept me, hoping that they would see the hardships that I went through and would give me a chance to shine and pursue my academic journey. Out of all colleges that I applied to, Texas State University was one of the few colleges to give me a shot and let me become who I always wanted to be: a psychologist. And I am forever grateful for that opportunity. By the end of my senior year, after getting used to the environment that surrounded me, I got an all A’s honor roll. This proved that I could rise between all the hardships and poverty to a point where I could be successful again.
Although I got accepted to a college that I really wanted to attend, a problem had occurred to me. I was so focused on getting into Texas State University and overwhelmed by my acceptance letter that I forgot about the money that I would need to pay to study there. By the time I had realized this, it was too late for me to apply to many scholarships that could have helped me, let alone the fact that my dad was and still is an Uber driver.
Now, as a Texas State student, what I seek to achieve is simple. I want people who are wanting to help me to help me with this case. I know what I ask for might come off as too much, but it’s just what a student needs to go to school. Thank you for reading this far whether if you had decided to donate or not. :)
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$14,115 of $17,000 goal

Raised by 183 people in 1 month
Created June 19, 2019
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