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Thursday, August 18, 2011
College Scholarships needed
Blessing Hands' Students
Seeking College Scholarships
It is up to you.
If you choose one of our student to sponsor, they will go to college. If not, many of them will have no other way to pay for their college educations.
Four out of the twenty-five students, who applied for our college scholarships, have now been accepted into the colleges of their choice. We will start to feature them in our newsletters in the rank order that our committee assigned to them. We had them interview in person, so we could post their videos for you.
We will feature two per newsletter. We have the goal of giving them all $500 scholarships. If you want to give half of that, we will try to find another sponsor to share a student with you.
My name is Amy, and I am from Pubei High School. There are five people in my family: my parents, younger brother and sister, and me. My parents are both farmers. They work hard but only earn little money. My brother is in senior high school, and my sister is in primary school.
Now I want to go to college to become a nurse. Then, I can help my mother because she has vertigo, and I can help more people who are ill. This is my dream, but my family is poor.
My father says, if we believe something is true, we should hold on to it. I will hold on to my dream. I find that helping people is a happy thing, and I will hold on to it. I will study hard to realize my dream.
Huang Tianyan 黄天燕
Amy, has been accepted to Guixi Medical University, and will take a three year nursing course. With two younger children to support in school her parents can't afford her tuition. You can hear her own words below.
Write to this link if you want to support her college scholarship.
My dream is to become a doctor. I hope to do more for my family and society, save more patients, and help them alleviate their pain. When I was a child, my mother suffered from a rare blood disease, but my family was very poor. My father needed to borrow a lot of money from here and there to save my mother. However, unfortunately, when I went home from school, my mother had passed away, and I didn't have time to see her last face and talk to her. We were very sad.
In order to bring us up and let us go to school to study, father worked himself too hard. Two years ago, my father began to bleed and was diagnosed with liver disease. However, he just took some medicine and continued to work hard every day. His liver disease became more and more serious. Now my father needs to go to the hospital for treatment. Father doesn't have a job and needs to take care of my grandma, because my grandma fell down and broke her leg last year.
Therefore, I hope to have the opportunity of your support. Because my family is still very poor and can't afford my expensive college tuition, therefore, I write this letter to you. Where there is a will, there is a way.
Beth Huang Xiuping 黄秀萍
Beth has a younger brother and two younger sisters. She wants to be an engineer and has been accepted into Quangxi Engineering Institute. Her scholarship video is below.
You can give a scholarship to Beth by writing to this link or giving on line here
Beth Huang Xiuping
Four Buyi Minority High School Students
Still Need Support
A great big" thank you" goes to the sponsors who took three of the An Long students to support. We still have four needing sponsors at $80 a semester.
Click on one of the four below to change their lives.
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.