My name is Kamaria. I am a Junior at Central State University. These previous semesters have been an adventure. I have overcome many obstacles. I have been trying to keep money in my pockets as well as work towards getting my degree. It has not been easy, but with the grace of God I pulled through. Central State has helped me with my leadership skills, and has made me want to take a stand, be active and do more. Growing up I have been independent. I have always worked to get what I want and need. I work hard on my studies, and on the winter and summer breaks I work at Chopt, Wal Mart, and recently achieved my Lifeguard certification. In school I don’t have time to work because I need the time to study. I try to do hair on the side, but even that takes up so much time from the time I could use to study or do an extracurricular activity. Upon returning from my freshman year, I found that my mom moved to Atlanta without me. My dad was taken away from me and incarcerated throughout most of my childhood. This is how I came to be declared by the court as an emancipated teenager. Being a court ordered emancipated minor, I am on my own to fund my college education. It is not easy, therefore I am requesting your assistance to help me. I will be the first in my immediate family to achieve a Bachelors Degree. I love my HBCU, and I would love to continue on. My ultimate goal of $15,000 will allow me to complete the next two years. Please help me greatly surpass my $3500 limited goal which will help with books and expenses this semester. Thank you.