Saturday, August 27, 2011

because of you.

Dear BYU Alumni,

I call you every night for my job.
Some of you are so very nice.
Some of you I understand honestly do not have a single penny to spare to give to the school.
Some of you do. And yet you do not give it.
Well, dearest Alumni, because of you, we do not have enough scholarships to give out to students.
Because of you my very best friend did not get a scholarship.
Because of you he may not be able to attend school next semester.
Because of you his plans for his life are slowly slipping out of his fingers, and there is nothing he can do about it. 
So next time I call, think again about giving.
Can you really just not go out to eat once this month and give that $10 to us instead?
Then maybe my best friend can have his life back.

K. Thanks.

That "annoying" caller that you are so rude to and hang up on


Heather said...

sad! I hope your friend can find a way to go. We do give at least once a year even if it's not a TON of money. I'm thankful that my schooling was so affordable and want it to be that way for others.

Fran said...

hm, I hope he finds a way to go to school. I've been in a similar situation and it's awful feeling because there's nothing you can do

Stephen said...

What about student loans? They're supposed to be available to everyone, and I'm pretty sure that they would definitely cover the cost of tuition. It seems like a lot of money now, but President Hinckley did say that loans for education are okay.

I didn't get a scholarship to GWU, nor did I have parents that paid any part of my graduate tuition, so I took out some very large loans Do I wish I didn't have the loans? Yes. But if it was a choice between (A) no loans but less education or (B) loans and an education, I think I would choose to have an education.

The key, of course, is to take out as little as possible. If you can just get a loan for tuition, but cover all of the rest of your costs through work (it's possible!) I think that's the best situation.

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