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    mwilliams4808 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 26, 2007, 02:02 PM
    Fund rasing
    I just started college. I was raised by a single mother who was only able to minimally help me with college tuition. I applied for every type of financial aid available but still have a hefty balance. My mother is really over extending herself trying to afford me the opportunity but it can't see our situation working in the long haul. My mother is really proud of me for making it this far because I have a learning disability. Is there a way for me to start a trust fund and do fundraisers to raise money for my own college education and then continue to raise money for a scholarship fund for others like me.
    Thank you for any advice
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    Aug 26, 2007, 02:59 PM
    I would advise first getting a job and helping to pay the costs. Are you going to a college close to home so you can live at home?

    But normally a fundraiser for yourself is not really a scholarship.
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    Sep 9, 2007, 04:58 PM
    If you've exhausted the financial aid office at your school, try a Google search for federal and state grants for disabilities or low-income households.

    If that doesn't work, I'm hiring people to work from home for my fundraising company. Let me know if you want to give it a try. It's not for everybody, but I'll tell you exactly what you're getting into before you accept the job.

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