Amid a global pandemic and hardships that 2020 brought us, popular soft drink dr.Pepper is bringing some joy to several college students across the country, including a student from Sunrise.
Hannah Jarvis is a freshman from the University of North Florida. She currently living in Sunrise as she does her studies online due to the pandemic.
The freshman was among seven other students nationwide to receive thousands of free tuition towards their education.
“My aunt told me about the Dr.Pepper tuition giveaway. And it sounded like a really great idea because they were giving $2 million this year. And I said that is a great opportunity so I might as well just go for it,” said Jarvis.
And go for it she did. Hannah is currently majoring in American Sign Language and her major hits close to home.
“My mom actually learned American Sign Language in college and she taught me baby signs when I was little so we can communicate before I could talk. And then I learned a little bit here and there. And then thankfully my high school actually offered American Sign Language, so I took that all four years and it counted as my language credit and then I just kinda fell in love with it,” says the college freshman.
Hannah’s mom is currently battling cancer. So, the tuition is of great help during a time of need.
“It’s been a hard thing going through especially with COVID and everything else. So it’s been something to adjust. So the Dr.Pepper tuition giveaway has really been a lot of weight lifted off our shoulders,’ stated Jarvis.
Hannah thanks Dr.Pepper for believing in her and her studies and she hopes by the time she graduates she can make a difference in someone’s life.
“I hope to be able to merge the hearing and deaf world and be able to help people who don’t know sign language and people who may not know English and use sign language to make it more comfortable
If you want to know more about the tuition you can head on over here