Saint Louis University, MO
Justin is a first-generation college student who says that he and his family have always experienced financial hardship and sees higher education, and #DoublePell, as an opportunity to steer his family towards a better life.
Pell Grants have allowed him “to focus on the future rather than being plagued by extra loans that will only inhibit my growth. Raising the funds provided by the Pell Grant will give even more people like myself the ability to obtain a higher education with less personal sacrifice,” Justin said. The aid has enabled Justin to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 2021, and he is already on track to finish his Master’s degree in the same field by spring 2022. Justin says that, “The Pell Grant has given me an opportunity to excel beyond that which was expected of me, and I fully intend on taking advantage of this opportunity, wherever my journey takes me.”