Feed the Starving Student
Organized by: shushanna guy
First off I would like to say –YAY! Thank you for taking the time to even read my campaign, my name is Shushanna and I'm currently enrolled in university. I satirically titled this campaign “Feed The Starving Student”, but if you were to hear the sound of my stomach right now, you’d be likely to mistaken it for a Bjork single… no hyperbole here, I’m cutting my first track next week. I’m sure we’ve all heard the long winded adage of the starving university student, but I have worked extremely hard over the years and somehow I still managed to fall upon hard times. I guess that’s truly what life is all about, painting your own memoir while forging forwards and expanding outward. Let me give you my background so when I was youngster I was placed into foster care (very long story, very depressing, --- the silver lining is that I’ve become a stronger person for having gone through it). Once I was considered an adult by the state I was moved into what is called a transitional- shelter, (I still have to pay rent, but I don’t have the same privileges as I would living by myself). This was a temporary situation however due to hard work both in school and at work I was accepted to NYU (New York University). Where I am going for my bachelor's in “Healthcare Management”. I jumped at the opportunity, one thing that I have learned living in New York by myself is that you take every opportunity presented to you. However here’s the clincher (a plot twist so to speak) ; I was under the auspices that the scholarship and Financial aid would have been able to cover this (gigantic) NYU tuition but this has not been the case. I have been extremely responsible for my age. I have put away a few thousands of dollars by working hard and saving, because unlike most kids I don’t have parents to turn to on a rainy day, however now that money is going completely towards my tuition. It gets worse, the money I was saving was supposed to be a safety net for when I moved out which is NOW in a week. So I might very well be homeless and going to NYU, which is of course not realistic so I’ll have to drop out of NYU and “just be homeless” and not to mention in debt. So I’m praying to the ether’s for some help to get me on my feet and to break the cycle of poverty, I do have a job but the hours/pay aren’t the greatest. I am currently looking for a better job. This is essentially why I’m going to school and keeping at it, because once I’m done with school I’ll have a better paying job and will be more able to take care of myself--- anything will help.