She says it does take a village to raise a child, and The Scholarship Fund was certainly part of her village. Now she’s earned her doctorate in education.
I grew up in a single-parent household, and while my mother gave me the best possible education in high school and younger years, including some private schooling, she made it clear she would not be able to help finance a college education. So, I always knew that if I wanted to achieve my goals, I would have to find help elsewhere.
Attending Tuskegee University, I was in the Financial Aid office every semester struggling to put together enough money for the next few months with campus work/study, off-campus retail work, and grants—including help from The Scholarship Fund. I do believe it takes a village to raise a child, and my village definitely included The Scholarship Fund. I am so grateful for all their aid throughout my undergraduate years.
After earning my bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2010, I immediately began a graduate education program at the University of Illinois. I earned my master’s degree in 2012. In addition to classroom teaching, in 2020 I earned my doctorate in educational policy, organization, and leadership.
I plan to work on behalf of all American children to make sure they have access to the high-quality public education they deserve. My goal is nothing less than becoming U.S. Secretary of Education.
“I do believe it takes a village to raise a child, and my village definitely included The Scholarship Fund. I am so grateful for their aid throughout my undergraduate years.”–Alicia Robinson, classroom teacher and doctoral student in educational policy, organization, and leadership, with the goal of becoming U.S. Secretary of Education