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Registered Date November 16, 2020 User ID aabellar Read 26
School Miriam College Scranton Scholarship 2020 
User Name Alexandra Antonia Luis Abellar
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Hi everyone! I am Alexandra Antonia Abellar! Third year Bachelor of Arts major in Communication. I would just like to share my story when I got accepted in this scholarship. Everything came at the perfect time indeed! I have been a financial aid scholar since the second semester of my freshmen year. Applying for the scholarship was the only thing I could think of to help my mom who is raising me alone and lessen her expenses. We live with my grandparents and both of them are both cancer patients. My Grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer last 2015 and my grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2016. Cancer medications are very much expensive and they also need to do yearly check ups with their doctors. So applying for a scholarship was the only thing I could think of.


Days before my grandfather was hospitalized because he needed to have a quadruple by-pass surgery,  Miss Liza sent me the application for this scholarship. She said only a few were given an opportunity to apply. So I grabbed the opportunity with a praying heart. This could be a big help if I pass since the whole tuition fee will be paid.

The pandemic has also hindered the money circulating in our family since my mom's salary was cut to half and my grandfather needed more medicine and they are very expensive as well.


Lo and behold, I am now a recipient of this scholarship and am sharing my experience while I was applying. It was truly an answered prayer. 


But this doesn't mean that's the only thing I can do for my family. To help give funds for my grandfather's operation, I sold some of my k-pop merchandise. I also do fan fiction writing commissions. Fan fictions are really something very popular especially in stan twitter. The proceeds I got were given to my mom but she told me to use it for myself. The commissions came in handy as well because recently our house was submerged in water due to the typhoon. I re-opened my commissions so that I could get funds for the repair.