Family Matters

Scholarship Entrant: Sabra from 211 Greensville Avenue, VA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Sabra: 1

Hello, I’m a college Sophomore at Southside Community College. I was accepted into Longwood, but couldn’t make tuition unless I pulled out a bunch of loans I knew I wouldn’t be able to cover. I’m glad I did decide to go to Southside this year and transfer later though… because a month ago my father went into the hospital after having a Basal Ganglia stroke and he hasn’t woken up. Now as my mother has to be at the hospital with my father I have to help with my brother, doing my classes online.

The reason I want this scholarship is because the more money I can pay to my school through another means than my pocket the more I can use to help my family try and stay stable and as normal as it can possibly can be in this time of need.

My father was our means of income because he didn’t want me to get a job with college/high school and my mother had to stay home to care for him most nights because he has a seizure condition. There is still a chance he can wake up and if that ever comes to be I want him to have nothing to worry about. If I could get this scholarship, pay for college (which he very much wanted me to be able to do), and help my family out in the process it would be amazing. Thank you for your consideration.

Vote for Sabra: 1

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