Faith and her mom, Kelly, first visited the Great Lakes Bay College & Career Resource Center in November 2014, after hearing a presentation at the ISD Career Center. She took a college prep survival kit home with her.
Faith and Kelly came back in January 2015 and completed the 15-16 FAFSA and Faith was awarded the full Pell Grant amount. We also contacted the TIP program to see if she was eligible - and to her delight - she was!
Upon hearing this news, Kelly was overcome with emotion and so happy that her daughter was receiving so much assistance, that she began to cry.
She explained, "I'm so grateful to receive this help. I have had some health challenges and it can be difficult for me to complete these types of forms. The help here is kind, helpful and patient. Thank you!"
We helped Faith start her scholarship application and when it was all said and done, she was awarded the Beth Pawlak scholarship as well! Faith recently graduated from Bay City Central and is attending Central Michigan University. Kelly was so appreciative of the help she received, she brought us delicious cookies later in the summer!