Oseas S.


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More About Me

Community: Cerritos
Grade: 10
Birthday: November 15, 2000
Favorite Subject: Physics

Dream: I want to be a nurses’ aide.

Biography: I dropped out of school in 2016 after finishing 9th grade. Currently I am working in the fields Monday through Friday, but my dream is to become a nurse’s aide, so I contacted COED because I really want to continue with my studies. I have 7 siblings, and none of them went to high school. My dad dropped out of school after 5th grade, and he works as a security guard. My mom only finished 4th grade, and she is a homemaker. My older sister has been working in Canada for a few years and has helped out our family with various expenses. My dad won’t support me financially with my education so without the COED scholarship I would not be able to finish my studies in order to achieve my dream of becoming a nurse’s aide.

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