Hi! My name is October, I’m twenty-one years old from Memphis, TN, and I was recently accepted to my top choice university… in Australia. The University of Newcastle, Australia. And while the school is going to work with me on a payment plan, and it’s currently looking good with a few employers to let me work through until I leave (so I can secure my loans and make my plans), I’m having trouble with the deposit fee to secure my place in the program.
And my trouble is that… I don’t have the money. So my cousin suggested this website and helped me set up a fundraiser to hopefully make my goal.
Now, I understand it might seem sketchy. “She’s not paying her dues, she’s not working for her education.” Absolutely not true. I realize I have to work my way through school and I’m proud to do that, but sometimes, people just need help.
But it’s not like I’m going to my dream school and have no dreams or goals for what I want to do there. I’m going to study history and politics. From there, I hope to go on and receive my masters in international law. I’d like to learn how the world works on a political level; past, present, and in the future, be apart of those processes.
I’d also like to start a network of scholarships for kids who don’t meet the standard requirements. I went to a satellite school so I didn’t have the most conventional high school experience, so I don’t meet many scholarship requirements. And when I do meet the scholarship requirements, the scholarships are only available for institutions within the United States of America.
So here I am with big dreams in a little pond while opportunity is knocking on the metaphorical door. And I really appreciate anybody who gives any thing. It means so much to me.