Financial Aid Appeal

Topics: Family, 2009, The Spring Pages: 2 (784 words) Published: December 14, 2010
October 2009

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Tanisha Webb, and I am writing in regards to the status of my financial aid. I started University of Central Florida in 2006 and experienced many trials and tribulations. Unfortunately I have become consumed with my situation to the point where I could not perform to the best of my ability. In the beginning of 2007 that is when everything started to fall apart in my life. I come from a very close knit family and my grandfather was the pillar of the family. My grandfather unexpectedly had a stroke and two months later had a heart attack at an early age. I felt cheated that he would never get to see me graduate and see the accomplishments I have achieved. This was the first death in my family and I did not know how to handle it. My grandfather was our confidant, and our rock he was more than a grandfather. As time passed and I am trying to focus on my education my only aunt falls into a diabetic coma and died at an early age of forty-four. There would never be anyone quite like my aunt and her passing became another devastating loss in our household once again. My father, who was my financial supporter, lost his job in 2008 and I had to transition myself into being a full-time student and a full-time employee. I made commitments to several school activities and I was trying to manage being a full-time student, full-time employee, and being involved in school activities. During this time unfortunately my education suffered.

The Spring of 2009 became another difficult time in my life with trials and errors, learning from old mistakes and making new ones, same issues as before but a little more wearisome. I experienced both my parents losing their jobs, my mother losing her job in March, and my father losing his job in May 2009 after beginning a new job in December 2008. To add injury to insult during this time my uncle was placed in Hospice in the Spring of 2009. After being placed in Hospice a...
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