Help Me Get To College!!!
Organized by: Eric Watts
My name is Eric Watts I recently graduated high school with a 3.94 GPA. I was offered many scholarships opportunities but one in particular caught my eye! So I began to look into what they had to offer, although I was not one of the many who knew what school they wanted to attend . This program offered me and three other high school graduates, a full scholarship to the school of are liking. After many failed attempts to find a college of my liking I started seeking out for help. I thought to myself what other good way to try and find a college, then to go look on their page at success stories that people have got from there program. As I scroll upon the website I come across an article about my life story, in which I didn't approve. I immediately began to read all four articles. As I'm reading the article I'm not really liking it at all. The other three scholarship members are not of color, 2 are caucasian and the other Indian. 3 different ethnicity's yet it sound like they are trying to founder my life story "Eric The African American Scholar" that is what the article was titled. While reading I notice a lot of things I disapproved of and I wanted it taken down! I felt as if they laid a foundation for the article that depicted me to be a poor undereducated individual. The article started i feel putting me in a wrong light "Eric Watts was born 1997 in San Fransisco, Ca to the projects of Sunnydale". After thinking it over and feeling how i felt. I contacted the foundation and asked for edits of the article. While that didn't work, basically the founder of the foundation telling me to fuck off he gave me a scholarship, and he can do what he wants so long as I had a scholarship with them. I then decided i'm going to void the scholarship and send it back. I enclosed a letter stating how i felt, how none of the other scholars story's had there past in it just there achievements, volunteer work, Certificates etc. None of my achievements where in my article then enraged by it I made my decision. The only thing to do is figure out how I will afford college on my own. So I'm hoping that maybe i can get some donations on here, to figure out what i will do next. Thanks ❤️