Dear Financial Aid Committee:
My name is _______ ______ and I am writing this appeal letter in hope that you will reconsider your decision and grant my financial aid. I would like to begin thanking you in advance for taking the time to read this letter and consider my request to reinstate my financial aid at Clovis Community College. I apologize for the lack of attention to my courses in the previous semester of 2006, and I do not blame anyone but myself, however, I would like to explain the circumstances.
On August 18, 2006, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread through her entire body. My mom began chemotherapy in Lubbock, TX the following week. Seeing my mom suffering due to the treatments was extremely emotionally straining for me. I was terrified my mom was going to die. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and was prescribed anti-depressants. During the six weeks of my mother’s chemotherapy, I had no desire to do anything; it seemed even getting out of bed in the morning was an obstacle. I regret dropping out of school; I realize now the importance of an education.
I am now a single mother of a 2 ½ year old special needs child. I am fully dedicated to continuing my education, not just for myself, but for my son as well. While I greatly appreciate the chance to attend CCC, I'm afraid I will be unable to attend unless my financial aid is granted. I’m asking that given the circumstances, that the committee give me another chance and reinstate my financial aid.
I am serious about my future and I recognize that a degree is essential in attaining a great career. Again, thank you for taking the time to read this letter, and I assure you, if granted financial aid, my education is and will continue to be my main priority.