For 2 years I had wanted to attend Ave Maria University in FL. Up until May of this year I was planning on going, until I found out I had no financial means of going. My parents were not willing to support it (I’m a convert, and they are still Protestants). Their thinking was, if I stayed here in town long enough, I wouldn’t want to become a priest, which was something I was seriously considering for a while.
Regardless of their flawed logic, which I recently found out about, I was forced to stay in the area and attend the local community college which starts in a few weeks. I was really upset that I had to stay in town. However, yesterday at 3.50 in the afternoon I got a phone call from Admissions at AMU. They want to offer me a $10,000 a year scholarship and want me to start this fall. I think it’s great, although tuition is $24,000. It’s big dent, that’s for sure and Financial Aid hasn’t been taken into account yet. I also have around $19,000 that was left to me by family members who have since passed on.
I just want to ask everyone here to pray that if it’s God’s will, I will be able to go to AMU and find a way to come up with the money. I plan on taking out loans and working around the campus. Please keep me in your prayers as I try to make this journey with God’s grace.