Educational Needs for College- BA in Science-Ball State
Organized by: Lisa Roberts
My daughter, Kimberly Beard, is attending Ball State University. She is an over-achiever, with a high school GPA of 4.0 with honors classes - she was a top scholar and scholar athlete and graduated as a top scholar. She is simply a good kid and truly deserves a chance to make a difference in our world. She was under the Twenty-First Century Scholars, which should have paid for her tuition for her four years of education at a Indiana state college and she qualified in every way. However, somehow there was a glitch in the system and her first year of education will not be paid. After lengthy discussions, the program finally agreed Kimberly did qualify, but they will only pay for the final three years. We struggled financially to pay for the first semester of her education, but now we are in a true bind with finding the money for the second semester of her freshman year. Our family has had some difficult times, although we are hard working people. Both my husband and I are working full time jobs and I'm working three jobs at this time in order to get by and be supportive of our children. We have never asked for charity and our friends know we are humble people. This is most difficult for us to do and I'm sure my daughter would rather not ask for this assistance. She so deserves more than to have to drop out for a semester because of somebody else's error. She has applied on campus for work and was told the positions were already filled. She has always worked and paid her way in life. I want to do whatever I can to keep her in college. In four years, she should get a BS-Science and a BA - Arts when completed. Please, please consider helping me help Kimberly get her freshman year completed - we have it covered for the remaining three years. My husband and I cannot thank you enough for anything you can do.