by Steve Winnie for National Mortgage News | January 21, 2021
Growing up in the humblest of circumstances, I’ve always believed that education is the golden ticket to a sweeter life.
That’s why my heart simultaneously leapt and sank when I was accepted to Cornell Law School many years ago. Just millimeters from my goal of attending an Ivy League university, I called to decline Cornell’s offer because it was beyond my financial reach. Luckily, they countered with a generous aid package — opening the doors to my American dream.
In return, I will be forever loyal to this wonderful university as a graduate and a donor.
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