Receiving a scholarship from the Creative Corrections Education Foundation has tremendously helped me, and because of it, I am one step closer to graduating from college.
Being raised by a single mother for most of my life has been very challenging when it comes to finances. Luckily, my mom has always and continues to provide a roof over my head and other important necessities that I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for her. Although she provides my necessities doesn’t mean she can afford $8,000 a semester to put me through college— and this is the problem.
My dad has been in prison for 13 years and counting. Not having financial support from him has taken a toll on both, me and my mother.
Going to college for me has always been an opportunity to learn, grow, and be educated enough to create a better life for me and my family. I’ve had many scares where I didn’t know if I’d be able to finish school because of how expensive it is, but by the grace of God foundations like CCEF has blessed me with a scholarship to help obliviate those worries.
This means so much to me.