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Perseverance Is An Art That Most College Students

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Perseverance is an art that most college students will need to master at some point. For some, the weight being on top of classes and books can be a burden too much to withstand. I am a communications major at Broward College North Campus with plans of transferring to Howard University. Many times, this seems beyond my reach; but it is not because I am incapable. For the past two semesters, I have known what it is like to be homeless four times. I am a first generation college student with no support from either of my parents. By the grace of God, I managed to survive this past academic school year without the need to drop out of college; but as time progresses, things become more difficult. A very dear friend of mine allowed me to sleep…show more content…
As of this moment, I am unsure if I will be able to cover my next semester, or even continue school. Two weeks ago, I was blessed to find an employment opportunity, but my situation continuously restricts me from excelling academically. I’m applying for this “Need Based Grant” because I need to utilize it to cover my class expenses for the upcoming semester. While I wait for a response from immigration services, I want nothing more than to continue my education. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it.”- Malcolm X. Continuing my college education is the only resource that can save me from my current situation. Since I am not dependant on my parents, it will be nearly impossible to receive any grants from the government to cover my classes. My friend who took me in referred me to the President of the NSLS chapter for my campus. He informed me of all the scholarships and other benefits available if I am inducted into the society; I decided to take that risk because I don’t have any other options. I am currently utilizing the job bank provided by NSLS to seek employment. This scholarship, along with the other numerous resources NSLS provides, will certainly make a difference in my life.
After making the decision to join NSLS, I’ve taken the opportunity to advocate to students about the organization. There are
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