Eyeing Pell and State Funding
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
DeRionne Pollard, who was the first in her family to attend college, held three part-time jobs and relied on food stamps while attending school. And though federal student aid was available, her father struggled to complete the application for federal aid.
Today, Pollard is president of Montgomery College (MC) in Maryland, and she advocates for many of her students who face those same challenges, as well as new ones.