Good morning Ms. Alexander,
I attended your “Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students” workshop a few months ago and I wanted to let you know that I’ve had great success so far! Currently, I’ve been awarded FOUR scholarships! I also have eleven more applications that are still outstanding. All based on the information you provided during your workshop. Just like you said, scholarships are out there, it just takes a little time and dedication to apply. I was told there were only 4 applicants for the AT&T scholarship. This is the second year it has been awarded. I can’t believe only four military veterans bothered to apply! With the scholarships I’ve been awarded for the 2013-2014 school year, I’ve been able to enroll full time which means I will graduate even sooner!
At age eighteen I was a love struck idiot and college would have been completely wasted on me. The plus side to my youthful cerebral ineptitude is that it meant zero college dollars were wasted on me via scholarships, loans or my parents. From eighteen to twenty five I worked two jobs just to make ends meet. At twenty five I joined the Air Force, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
Flash forward 15 years: “Look into some business classes at UALR,” he said. “You’ll do great in school,” he said. It took two years of his (her boss) constant encouragement (and some considerable amount of badgering) for it to finally sink into my thick head that he might have a point. In the summer of 2011, I found myself taking an online “Intro to College Algebra” course and I’ve never looked back from there.
Update: Wendy graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2015 and is now a graduate student!