In high school, I attended Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville. I worked incredibly hard from my freshman to my senior year. I did everything I could to separate myself from my peers. I woke up at 4:30 for three years straight to attend 6:30 drill practices, staying there from 8:00am to 9:00pm for open houses. I participated in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading, City Corps Staff, debate team, GSA. I received honors such as National Honors Society, Cadet of the year, and Superintendent. My junior year, I poured myself in SAT Prep. With over 70+ hours of khan academy each month. I had no money at my disposal, so I learned to be resourceful and hunt for scholarship contests to enter or check out SAT practice books from the library. I spent a total of 24+ hours working on my personal essay, which won a $500 scholarship. I received a 1010 on my SAT, graduated with a 3.7 unweighted GPA, and came in 11 of my class.
My hunger for education was insatiable. I applied to 15 schools and received acceptance to 12, such as University of San Francisco, St.Olaf, and North Illinois University. Although these are all great schools, I wanted more than anything else to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And on February 28th, I found out that I got in. I received a significant amount of scholarships from the school and the maximum Map and Pell grant, but unfortunately this isn't the end of my financial troubles. I am essentially too poor to attend.
This money will help provide transportation to and from campus on move in day, dorm supplies and essentials, school supplies and a backpack, hygienic products, cover book cost and fees.
Thank you so much for your time, support and donations. Thank you to everyone who’s donated so far!!
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