Alejandro Castro | Oral Roberts University '17
When it was time for me to apply for college, I struggled believing that my dream college would accept me. Though I had set my mind on doing everything necessary to receive an acceptance letter in the mail, I felt that my efforts wouldn't be enough.
In other words, I was scared.
My fear was not the result of my academic standing, but, rather, my lack of understanding. Questions like, "How do I apply to college," "What are scholarship committees looking for," and, "Is it pronounced FAFSA or FASFA?" cycled through my 17-year-old brain.
People often suffer due to lack of understanding. Thankfully, I didn't suffer for long. Through CSLAP, I learned that the college and scholarship application processes are less scary than I imagined. As a result, I received an acceptance letter to the college I wanted and the scholarships I needed.
CSLAP benefits anyone seeking collegiate success. May this program continue empowering others to achieve their academic aspirations.