Becca's fathher is arrested for scamming but on her enior year finds out her fther
by Margaret Peterson
Where are you from?
We might not be able to apply for financial aid...The media might find us and figure out who we are.
Becca's father's trial is over, and he is proven guilty of scamming people. With nothing else to do, Becca and her mother flee to Ohio in order to start a new life. They didn't want to hear about their father and husband, who was a scam artist and stole a lot of money.
What if... what if someone can't apply for financial aid and also can't pay for college?
Are you an illegal immigrant? I mean, I can't ask that. Well there's always the Whitney Court scholarship. It could give you a full ride.
At her new school, Becca is asked questions about where she's from. She doesn't want anyone to know about her father, but she doesn't know what to say. Eventually she makes something up and makes a new friend. Her name is Jala.
Did daddy set this scholarship up for me...?
Whitney Court High school golden child dropped out of school in college. She began to do drugs, had many DUI's, and commited other crimes.
Three years later, Becca and her mother are still trying to stay under the radar. They have no money though, and so Becca will need financial aid for college. But they can't apply because if they do, the media might find them.
So what, am I just supposed to wait until daddy gets out of jail?! No, mom! I'm going to college this year!
Becca we got death threats! They could find you if you went to college!
Becca doesn't know what else to do, so asks the counselor what else she could do for college money. The counselor tells her about the Whitney Court scholarship. You have to write an essay on one of the students from Whitney Court's senior year. Becca decides to write an essa on Whitney Court herself.
Becca begins work on the scholarship essay and after a while, she figures out Whitney Court isn't actually dead. This makes her wonder why they set this scholarship up. She also suspects that her father set this scholarship up so she could go to college.
Becca comes to the conclusion that her father didn't set up the scholarship for her and so she keeps working on the essay. She only writes about high school golden child Whitney Court, and says nothing about her life after college. But Becca's mom tells Becca she can't apply for college because then victim's of Becca's father's crimes would find then and might seek revenge. Becca still applies anyways.