As a parent of two young children, finances are a major cause of concern, the bursary has relieved some of the anxiety and stress our financial situation can cause. Being a full-time student does not leave much time to work to provide an income for my family, the bursary has helped support our family while I study. Furthermore, it has allowed us to send my daughters to creche and after school care which is crucial for me to be able to undertake my studies.
Without the bursary, it would have been near impossible to attend college, as I would have had to stay home minding my children full-time. Having been diagnosed with MS I cannot work with the trade that I had from my past career, almost forcing me to change careers. My studies are a part of this change of career which makes it crucial for me to have the bursary to help support my family while I concentrate on my full-time studies.
I am grateful for the support the bursary has provided me and would love to help promote how the bursary has had an important impact on my life giving me room to undertake my dream studies while not having to constantly worry about the financial sustainability of me being a full-time student. Future students must know that there are these opportunities giving them the necessary confidence to undertake studies even if finances are of concern.