To All Earn to Learn Staff,

Coming from a middle class family that was split apart into a lower class family, I never thought I’d be able to pay for college.

My sophomore year of high school I struggled intensely with how I’d even manage filling out hundreds of scholarship [applications] a month just to pay for my first year at a university. After attending lots of Arizona State’s events for future students, I realized I had to attend, no matter what.

Thank you so much for your hard work and determination on awarding me this scholarship. When I had given up, you didn’t. When I thought I wasn’t worth going to college, you showed me that after a collaborative effort, I could make it to ASU without piling up a mountain of debt.

I can’t thank you enough for putting your necks on the line for me, a Kansas girl dreaming of attending an innovative college. By working so diligently, you help so many students that couldn’t afford or thought they couldn’t make it to college. You all help future innovators, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, and civil servants complete their goals of giving back to their communities.

By completing your work, you are helping students achieve their dreams. Thank you for your time spent, it is much appreciated.

Earn to Learn scholarship awardee

Posted on: May 5, 2016