“The pain of losing a parent doesn’t just end. It drags on. During the following months, there were moments when grief engulfed me. But whenever I would struggle, my friends and professors were always there.”
The Monday after her father passed unexpectedly, Sintya put on a brave face and went to class as if nothing had changed. Right now, she just needed a distraction from the thought that her world had shattered and her future was unsure.
Without a word from Sintya, one of her directors learned what had happened. Knowing that Sintya’s father was the main provider for her family, the director took action. She called Sintya into her office and told Sintya not to worry about the financial burden she now faced. “That’s when I learned about the scholarship help available for students in crisis,” Sintya recalls. “Stunned, I sat in her office thinking, ‘Wow, I definitely came to the right school, they are one step ahead! God is truly helping me out.’”
Through the scholarship, Sintya found the freedom to continue her studies. When summer came, though, Sintya knew she had to find an outlet to take her mind off things.
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