25 Year Old Single Mother Seeks Government Education Grant
by Mileah Edgecomb
(Carrabelle, FL, USA)
I am a 25-year-old single mother of two boys ages 9 and 7. I'm looking for a government grant to further my education and get a good job.
James, my oldest, struggles with ADD. I had them at a very young age but have managed to raise them alone. Their father and I separated when my youngest was only two.
Since then I have not gotten any help from him. He is in and out of jail and is not able to hold on to a job. I have kept a job as a waitress for the last four years but have barely made ends meet.
So, I have recently started earning an associates degree in science medical billing and coding, online.
About two months into my degree program, the restaurant closed due to the economy. I now have no job.
Because the town that I live in is very small, my search for another job has been endless. I have used all the money I have for gas to drive around looking for work.
My Internet bill and all my other bills are due soon. Without Internet service I will not be able to finish collage.
I come from a poor family so I can't get any help from them. I am afraid that without help I will not be able to finish my education.
If I drop out now, I'll still owe the loans for my tuition, getting me even further in debt, and preventing me from getting accepted by other colleges.
I don't know what I will do if I don't get help soon. I cannot afford to go out of town to find work.
There is not a single person in my family that I know of that has gone to college. I would like to be the first. Please help me! Sincerely, Mileah Edgecomb.