Kids’ Chance of Massachusetts
Scholarship Recipient

Veyli is Kids’ Chance of Massachusetts 2020 scholarship recipient.

“In May 2020 I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Umass Lowell, thus making me the first in my family to graduate college. In May 2021 I will be graduating with my Masters in Criminal Justice and I intend on pursuing my PhD in Sociology or Criminology. I graduated a year early with a 4.0 GPA. While being a full time student, I also worked as a resident advisor, a research assistant, and a behavior technician.

In December 2018 my father passed away after falling down an elevator shift at a job site. My family experienced emotional and financial burdens. The absence of my father left a hole in the foundation of our family. I also worried whether I could continue my education, which my father had always helped push.

Kids’ Chance is an organization that allowed me to continue following my dreams. Without the assistance of the organization, I would be facing the difficult decision of going into debt or halting my educational career. Kids’ Chance supports driven students and gives them an opportunity to accomplish incredible goals.”

Veyli’s Story