Friday, February 25, 2011

Income Greater Than Expenses = Opportunity for Success

     DG continues to amaze me. Financial aid has arrived less the small deduction for text books. She has opened a checking account, talking about clearing some old debt, and paying the non-profit back. I told her it is time to sit and talk through her finances for the semester. Her classes, like those of many others, have a strong computer-based component.  She still needs a laptop and internet connection. The library does not always offer an available computer and internet connection. Anyone have an old laptop to donate?

     Making sure she does not have to worry about her finances for the spring semester makes focusing on college and work easier. We'll talk with her and see how to make this semester a success.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Your Donations Really Help!

Your donations bridged DG into college and a stable job. She checked in via e-mail over the weekend. These are her words.

"Things are going great. Still waiting on the FA (financial aid) info. I'm going to be paying you back and getting a laptop.  Also, I am looking into getting internet at my apt to make homework a little easier. My psych 101 teacher has us turn in all assignments online. Work is going great. I got my license so I am able to stay here and work for as long as I want to. I am really happy about that. Having a stable job took a lot of stress away!"

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Monday, January 31, 2011

President's Scholar

     We have the pleasure of helping a President's Scholar this semester! Two years ago, she was enrolled in college on the President's Scholarship. Her health required her to drop out. Unfortunately, the college required her to pay remit the scholarship value prior to returning to college. In this economy employment was only seasonal and home life forced her to sleep on a friend's couch. There was no way to save the money to be eligible ot return to college and live each day.
     A donor decided to remit the scholarship value so she could return to college. Seasonal employment is beginning to look like permanent employment and spring classes are in full swing. Financial aid is funding her education.
     Life is better. She has committed to herself to make an "A" in every class as she pursues her education. This one will go far. I see a Nobel Prize in her future!

Another Self-Sufficient College Student

     Sometimes success is achieved quickly. Our Veterinarian Technician student is already self-sufficient. A difficult three-month period of time required limited financial assistance to get her to a more stable situation. She has a new studio apartment away from a difficult situation, is enrolled in the work/study program, has been approved for financial aid, and is enjoying her spring class schedule.
     She has been bridge to a successful path that will let her reach her north star. Please share these great stories with your friends and consider donating at You could make a difference in the life of someone else.We take no money for salaries or facilities. We buy a few brochures and keep the web site running ourselves. When you donate, only the students benefit.