(Alexis Sturrock is an Orangefield graduate who has entered a scholarship contest by writing about working while trying to earn a college degree. She has been selected as a finalist and to win, you must view and read her story which she has shared with KOGT. The most views wins.)
FROM PIGGY BANK TO MAKING BANK: WORKING THREE JOBS TO PAY FOR COLLEGE
Instead of dollhouses or toys, when I was three, I asked for a piggy bank for Christmas. Even at this small age, I was planning for the concept of ‘the future’ that I still didn’t even completely understand yet.
By the time I was in fifth grade, I had already decided on my career and college choice and had been setting money aside specifically for it for years. Of course, those choices would change in my later years but my financial mindset has remained the same.
I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Lamar University in social work with two minors in Spanish and psychology. This life choice is an immense financial burden that I have been preparing for since I was just three, but it’s one that I still need help with today.
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