Robotics, Technology Association, and Education

Robotics, Technology Association, and Education

From Rebecca H.

I am having trouble paying my membership dues for my FIRST Robotics Team and my Technology Association, which are $300 for each one. I also have to pay for AP tests for my 5 AP classes, which are around $100 each.

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Hi, I'm Andrew and I am posting on here to ask for some help. I am a Senior in High School and I am a member of the FIRST Robotics Team , and I am also a member of the Student Technology Association. 

I am having trouble paying my membership dues, which are $300 for each one. We have been able to pay them until this year, but with College application fees, fees for my ACT tests and my AP classes, and tuition for my dual credit courses, we are really struggling. We are also short for the AP test fees, I am taking 5 AP classes and the test fees are due this month, they are around $100 for each test. 

I also work, and pay for my own clothes, toiletries, gas, etc., and I help my mom pay for my insurance. She is disabled and working two jobs, one is teaching at a college, and as a single parent is having trouble staying on top of everything else. I am trying to fundraise locally but the only family we have is not close to us, my grandmother is the only relative still alive, and she is unable to help since my grandpa passed away two years ago. 

I really want to continue in these programs in my last year, having participated in previous years until now, and they are helping me to prepare for a dual major in Math and Computer Science in College next year. I am also participating in a competitive internship this year at Cerner, which gives me less time to fundraise going door to door and things. 

I appreciate any help anyone can provide. I don't have much to give in return; our Robotics competitions are live-streamed and I can provide the link for you to watch us compete. I am happy to show receipts for the payments to these organizations and tests. I have already been accepted to U of Nebraska for early admit, and plan on applying to U of Wisconsin-Madison, U of Missouri, U of Iowa, and U of Minnesota. I am happy to keep you updated on all the great things I will be doing!

Thank you for your consideration,


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