My name is….. UN ID 8796542 and I am writing because I have recently discovered that I need additional financial help in order to continue my college studies, so I am writing to you in regards to a possible extra scholarship to help me through the semester. I am in great need of a hand up to be able to continue my education because of my current situation.

I am presently registered for the Spring 2007 semester at SCPS in the Leadership and Management Program, and at the beginning of the semester I was registered for three classes with a total of 12 credits, with each class being 4 credits, which included the Math Reasoning course; however, the Math Reasoning instructor recommended that I take Math I this semester and Math II next semester because of my math skills.  This has caused a problem in my Financial Aid eligibility, because Math I is only 2 credits. I am still taking three classes this semester, but because of the two credits less my federal aid was lowered. Only taking 10 credits means I am only eligible for a lesser amount of Pell grant and I am now responsible to pay the difference of $2700.

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If I do not come up with this amount to cover the difference, my registration will be cancelled and I will be dropped from my classes in 6 business days. I do not have a way of coming up with this money in such a short amount of time. The Financial Aid office suggested that I get a private loan, but I am unable to do this given my situation right now: I am unemployed, and I haven’t got a relative to turn to in this country that could help me with the money. My only close relative is ill and I am temporarily living with this relative, who helps support me.
I have exhausted all other options and this scholarship is my only hope to be able to continue my education here. Without it, I will have to quit my education and I do not want to do that because it is my goal to obtain my degree. Please consider me for an additional scholarship so that I may continue my pursuit of a college degree.
If you look at my grades I have tried hard to maintain a good GPA, despite my extenuating circumstances. I have been working hard to be successful in my college classes, and I know that because I will now be taking Math I and Math II it will only help me succeed later in my educational career. Please consider me for this additional scholarship and thank you for your consideration.