Why does Delijah Little save? So that he can experience on-campus college life.
Without the Earn to Learn scholarship, living on campus would not be
possible. “There are a lot of people from all over the world that I get to spend time getting to know. Even though we are different, we have similar goals in wanting to pursue a college education.”
Time spent in the dorms provides Delijah with both the motivation and focus to be a successful student. As a freshman at Arizona State University, he is working toward a bachelor’s degree in community health. Delijah feels that by going to school in a field that helps people and that has the potential to earn a decent income, he will be able to create a better environment and build a life for his future family.
When things get tough though, Delijah turns to his mom for advice. “She just talks me through stressful times and helps me see my next steps more clearly.”
He also credits Clara, one of the Earn to Learn success coaches in Central Arizona, for being part of his support system. “When I reached out, she was there to answer my questions.”
Delijah is a skilled communicator, and this has helped him as he accessed his network of supporters. A new life has begun for this young college student, and we look forward to hearing what comes next!
Posted on: September 27, 2016