Her ultimate goal is to continue her education at Thomas Edison State College to earn her BA and become a social worker. She’s currently president of the Human Services Club at BCC and will graduate in May 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Human Services. She also holds a work-study job as an office assistant for the Liberal Arts Department.
Fortunately, her family is very supportive and the additional assistance from LRAF also is a significant help. “I never thought I could get a scholarship,” Bolivia said.
In her application essay, Amber quoted Albert Einstein who said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” She tries to live by this quote every day so that she can do the best for herself and her children. “Returning to school is a prime example of how I am trying to persevere and follow my dreams. I truly believe that I can do anything I put my mind to and nothing is going to stop me.”