Meet Bolivia

As a single mother to four-year-old twin boys, Bolivia has already overcome significant challenges in her young life. As she began her senior year in high school, her sons born prematurely at only 27 weeks gestation. Yet she still managed to remain in school and graduate with her class. Now she’s enrolled full-time at Burlington County College.

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.”

By | 2017-12-07T03:25:24+00:00 2/21/13|