I come to you with an urgent request. I am currently halfway through my Master of Public Health program in the United States, but without immediate financial assistance, I will be unable to complete my degree.
As some background, I am the first person in my family to pursue higher education. Receiving this MPH is incredibly meaningful, as I hope to take the skills and knowledge I gain back to my home country to improve healthcare for underserved communities. My passion for public health stemmed from volunteering in rural clinics lacking basic resources. I knew more work was needed to build equitable systems.
I was awarded a partial scholarship to fund my studies, but due to an unexpected family emergency, I no longer have the means to cover the remaining tuition balance of $7,000 this semester. Without these funds by the end of this month, I will be forced to discontinue my education and return home.
Losing this opportunity would be absolutely devastating, both on a personal level after dedicating a year of intense study, and also for the impact I hoped to someday have in tackling health disparities affecting my country. I hope to apply my MPH to address preventable diseases, expand community health worker programs, and strengthen data collection to guide health policies.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my story. Any amount you feel moved to give to help me complete my MPH studies would mean the world to me. I have included a link below with more details. Please also feel free to email me directly if you have any other questions!
With immense gratitude,