I never though I’d find myself in this situation, but I have faith that someone will read this and be willing to help me out.
After years of doubting my ability to get into a graduate program (due to a low GPA during undergrad from my declining health with an undiagnosed health situation) I have finally gotten accepted into my dream school for my dream program. I don’t know how I got so lucky to have been accepted into this school and I can finally live the live I dream of living in this new city.
With this cross-country move sprung upon me last minute, I am in over my head with fees left and right. I have financially supported myself for the past four years and have always worked two to three jobs to be able to support myself, as I come from immigrant parents and have always had to work to put myself through school or anything I wanted. We have no other family in the states and the family that we do have is way less fortunate that we are. I do not have the heart to let my parents know how much money I truly need to make this dream come a reality, because they already worked so hard to get me through undergrad and have their own struggles to deal with. My grandfather passed away not too long ago and that has put my dad into a deep depression, which has affected my mother in a bad way, so adding my financial burdens would only worsen the situation.
I know that moving across the country and being able to continue my education will allow me to one day make more money and give my parents and myself the life we deserve. I know in my heart that I will one day find a way to help out those that are less fortunate because I know what it’s like to struggle and deeply desire money to just stay afloat.
I am asking for $5,000 to help with my lease break fee, new deposit for the bedroom I will be renting out, textbooks, school fees, used furniture that I will need to buy, and so much more. Although this seems like a large amount to request, it will barely be enough to get me by through the end of September. The program itself will cost $60,000 but I am convincing myself to look at this as an investment in my future, as opposed to more debt. In a perfect world, someone will see this and give me $10,000 to help pay off the remaining debt I am currently in, as well as paying all of the additional items listed above.
Getting to attend this program and make my dreams come true would mean so much more than you realize. I will appreciate it more than anything in this world and promise to find a way to pay it forward some day. From the bottom of my heart, thank you thank you thank you.
My PayPal is @ashm927