My name is Sierra Ford. I am a rising senior Finance major at Oakwood University. I have a 3.7 G.P.A, and in my final year I plan to bring it up even higher. Attending a private university was the choice I made because I know that I through hard work and dedication, I can make it and will succeed. I grew up with a single mom who didn't go to college and sometimes worked more than 12 hours a day, just to make sure I never had to be without what I needed. Now, I am approaching my senior year of college even with long nights of mom on the job in addition to my work study in the accounting office, there still isn't enough to keep up with $26,000 a year for tuition. In order to graduate, I need my balance to be $0. Currently I'm at a balance of $5,890 (NOT including books and other school supplies). If anyone feels the urge to help further me in my journey to excellence, please help by donating anything you can. Every penny counts. I will forever be grateful for your support.