Help Gabby Pay for Harvard
Organized by: Gabrielle Preston
When I found out that I had been accepted to Harvard University (December 2015; 3 AM; finished all my homework before checking the email to prevent rejection from destroying my productivity; my regular alarm for waking up at 6 AM to get to school already set; comforting extra pillow and consolation chocolate within arm's reach), my reaction went: Shock, Elation, Pride, Doubt -- How am I going to pay? Months later, after receiving a financial aid decision that reduced my tuition to a level that my family and I can shoulder, I was finally able to really celebrate. However, that financial aid doesn't cover the cost of books/supplies, transportation to school or back home, or dorm bedding/living essentials (bare minimum, believe me). Help me out? I am currently applying to scholarships, job hunting, and will work term-time jobs while maintaining a full-time student schedule and trying to take advantage of everything Harvard has to offer. Any and all money I make (including this page) will go directly to paying for necessary supplies, tuition, and reducing the number of hours that I have to work (increasing the number of hours that I have to study and be a student). I'm happy to be broke at Harvard, but I don't want my parents to be broke at home, too. Please support me however you can; email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, concerns, comments, requests of almost any kind (will recommend books 4 cash), etc. I plan to major in Social Studies with an emphasis on Political Science and African American Studies. My central goal for college and beyond is to use my academic experiences to impact inequality and social justice, design more effective forms of nonviolent protest and work on policy to advance the latest (and future) wave(s) of the civil rights movement.