As of late I’ve been hunting down scholarships that I qualify for and have a chance of getting. Paying for school and the cost of living adds up rather quick when your in school. So I’ve been asking people for letters of recommendations left and right and so far people are willing to help me out, thanks Victoria. But I realized that scholarships can only go so far for me and I’m extremely limited in the scholarships available to me because I’m special. At the same time there are other students applying to those same limited scholarships and well they blow me outta the water in terms of academics. Sure I have a 3.0 gpa, I’m an active community member, blogger and journalist at two news papers blah, blah, blah. Point is the pipe line gets thinner and thinner especially now with La Crisis and everyone trying to get as much financial aid as they can. That’s another thing too I DON’T QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID. Everything comes outta my pocket, which at the jr. college level isn’t too hard. I have a job, but I’m a full time student. I work weekends and when I’m not in school I work as much as I can to save up for the following semester. However, sometimes that isn’t enough and I end up asking people for help in terms of eating, having place to crash and things like that. Which brings me to this post, I need money. I realized that I can only write so much BS about myself in positive light that will only get me so far. That and the fact that there’s other students who look better on paper than me and make me look like some high school drop out. BUT I have the unique advantage of being a contributing writer here in the company of some fabulous peeps who are supportive of my endeavors. So I’d figure I’d take my cause to the masses, much like that whole love fiasco I did a while back. So here’s the deal, gimmy money !!! Last year I saved up $800 and I was soo close to actually buying a laptop because it’s the number one thing I need/want. I ended up spending those $800 on school fees and books. Currently I don’t own a computer, the closest thing I have is my iphone, which I bought with left over scholarship money from a year ago and because “it fell off a truck.” I use the computers at school to do homework, google things and keep up with my online actions. However once I’m outta school I’m left computer-less. Sure I can use my phone to write emails, do some light internet browsing and stuff, but a computer would help my life extremely easier in terms of doing homework and blogging of course. So if anyone out there reading this post, ohh I don’t know maybe some aristocrat will read this and sympathize and buy me a laptop, who knows but it’s worth a shot. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain so if you feel compelled to help out a struggling, broke ass college student succeed in his academic career, please feel free to contact me through my blog or through this one. Every little bit counts and if all you can help out with is a burrito from a lonchera, that’s more than enough.