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I Got My Summer Refund Check!

  It’s my favorite time of the semester you know the one where free money is involved?! My semester started a week ago and my refund posted shortly after. If you’ve been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, then you know I am a champion for scholarships and free money. This past year my employer decided to pay for doctoral degrees in full which greatly assisted in my debt free journey. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “I Got My Summer Refund Check” where I am sitting in my office with my hand under my chin with a smile while looking at the camera. Although my schooling is paid for, I still have several scholarships that provide some overage. My goal is to not only obtain my doctorate degree for free but to make money while doing it! This summer I received two scholarships for $500 each for a total of $1000! One scholarship was given to me by the university without me having to apply while the other is for my work with a local community college.  With

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act

Hey guys ! I know I’ve been MIA on the blog but I had two big trips planned that kind of blocked out a lot of my time so please forgive me! As you know July was an action packed month for PWDs (people with disabilities) with their being disability pride and the 31st anniversary of the ADA. I even had the opportunity to attend a conference for disability professionals in higher education that really made the month of July very special for me! 


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my YouTube video on Thanks to the ADA.. where I am smiling next to the ADA 31 logo in red, white, & blue letters. 

In case you did not know The Americans with Disabilities Act was created to ensure that PWDS have civil rights in all areas of the public like transportation, education, and employment. This law ensures that this population are treated fairly, not discriminated against, and provided with the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers. As someone who has worked with students with disabilities for some time now the ADA is beyond important to me. Thanks to the ADA I have a career that I love and I am able to advocate for a very important population. It also means that I get to be an innovative thinker in the world of academic accommodations by ensuring that students in higher education are provided with fair and equal opportunities to become academically successful. 

Figure 2: This is a poster that reads “31 years Americans with Disabilities Act is enough notice” in red lettering. 


What does the ADA mean to you? Did you know thats it been around for 31 years? Drop down in the comments and let me know! Be sure to check out the video link below!

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