My Northeastern experience would not be possible without the support of donors. My father used to work in the Speare Dining Hall many years before I was born, but he never would have imagined he’d have a child who would one day attend the school. I would like to thank the generous donors who supported my scholarship because, without them, I would not be able to go to Northeastern.
When applying for financial aid, I lacked a co-signer that would have allowed me to take out private loans, making the aid I received indispensable to completing my Northeastern education. I hope those donors know that they have made an immeasurable impact on the lives of so many students who are struggling financially.
I chose Northeastern because of the excellent co-op program, which I knew would help me find a good job after graduating. And I love that Northeastern is such a diverse yet inclusive community. I hope to someday own a restaurant, and am confident that Northeastern will give me the skills to make this a reality. While it is up to the students to make the best of their college experience, Northeastern provides all the necessary resources and more to ensure our success.
Kimani Taylor, CSSH ’18