Six years ago, I came to the USA with $150 in my hand. I worked three jobs, 60-65 hours a week, to pay my expenses and college tuition fees. I was not a smart student in my classes, but I was an ambitious student. During the time of my college years, I had many challenges such as language proficiency, cultural change, and living style. But I did not give up and kept walking on the road of my educational journey. I have worked as student aide at English and Reading department for almost two years. After I graduated with an Associate Arts Degree from Montgomery College, I became full time staff at Montgomery College started 2015.
I was awarded two scholarships, Student Employee of the Year (2013-2014), and Star Start Award (2014-2015). My first scholarship was a one term scholarship from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation (2011), and the other scholarship was a three year scholarship from the Herblock Foundation (2012-2014), Washington DC. Also, every year I was awarded a Montgomery College Board Trustee Grant which paid for my summer school tuition and fees. Continue reading “$150 + Hard Work = MC Degree, US Citizenship”