I have applied to a TON of scholarships
and keep my GPA up just so I can get this assistance. I have also chosen to partake in student senate and honor society holding offices not only beacause I like to but also because it has helped me get this aid I so desperately need. Don't get me wrong, I have always been strong on community service but holding office is challenging while trying to do nsg school and raise a family and take care of my grandma, not to mention all the health challenges I have had the past couple years. I also have twins in college and no help from their dad. Without scholarship
assistance, I would not have made it thru and I can tell you I am graduating with bad credit but soon that will be fixed. It was a sacrifice I had to make.
I also have taken out extra loans to live on.
I will be graduating with plenty of debt but I feel it is worth it as I am finally doing what I want to do- be a nurse. I have one semester to go and then the rest of my life will begin!
Also, I cut my expenses to ROCK bottom- no cable, no frills. Big house was traded for a small townhouse and expenses shaved to the absolute minimum. There have been no extras while in school and sometimes I feel like I am splurging and overspending just to get a dunkins coffee! BUT I feel it is all worth it. Had a conversation with my 20 yr old college student daughter yesterday who was complaining of being so darned broke, and I reminded her that she is doing it now so that years later she wont have to struggle and go thru it like I am. She understands.