Single Lutheran Mom bettering herself to support her family

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Goal: $12,773

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I am a single mom, Lutheran since birth and very active in my church community.  I have chosen to go back to school to support my children better and be able to contribute financially to my church.

Year of Study Badge

College Freshman
Class of 2020

Major/Minor Badge

Paralegal
AAS

Hometown Location Badge

Portland, Oregon
97213

Church Badge

Trinity Lutheran

Amity's Story

I am a divorced single mom.  I have 2 beautiful children who attend Trinity Lutheran Christian School. One is in 8th grade and one in 5th.  They are a legacy to the school as I and my siblings attended as did my mother and her siblings and they are the 4th generation for the church as well.  Andrew will be confirmed this spring. I have been divorced for many years and receive no child or spousal support. I decided I needed to change careers in order to not only provide better for my children but also to be able to give back more to my church community.  I am and have always been an active member of my church. I give back in time as I do not have the monetary funds to do so financially at this point in my life, but I want to change that. I am the church council secretary, I sit on the board of education for the school, I set on a foundation board for Lutheran schools for scholarships, I go to school full time and work several part-time jobs to support my children.  I want to be the person my children look up to and say “ Mom did it, I can do it too!”

SUPPORT  AMITY'S EDUCATION

My Budget

(for this year)

What I Need
Tuition$10,000
Room & Board$18,000
Books & Supplies$1,200
Lab Fees$300
Travel$2,000
Total$31,500
What I Have
Grant$10,727
Job / Work-Study$8,000
GradPath Donations$0
Total$18,727

$31,500What I Need
 - 
$18,727What I Have
 = 
$12,773Left to Go

My Q&A

Describe yourself as a student.

I am an "again" student.  I needed a new career where I could better support my family and save money for the future.  I am high achieving and hold GPA of not less than 3.25.  I enjoy school this time around much better and want to make my children and family proud of my accomplishments.

How - if at all - do you plan to "pay it forward" if a donor funds your schooling?

I plan on paying it forward through my children's school and my church.  I want to be able to monetarily give back.  I would really like to especially give back to the scholarship fund.  I benefitted from this as do my children.

What are your career dreams?

I really want to work in a law office that not only gives back to the community but has excellent ethics also.  I really would like to specialize in wills and elder care issues, and preferebly in a smaller office.

What would your teachers say are your best qualities?

My teacher would say I am a good worker in class, always have my homework turned in on time.  I am organized, not afraid to ask questions and take pride in my work.

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