Help empower deserving students
Organized by: Jose Ramos
Please help our graduating class by sponsoring us for our IT certifications. Our current academic standing has us graduating after the July 2015 summer session. Each of us are in high academic standing, ready for the testing, but can't afford to take the testing needed to secure employment after graduation without these industry necessary certifications. We, as a group, have tried everything possible to get our school to allow us to borrow the funds and charge against our tuition fees in order to do so, but have been denied on many occasions. Moreover, upon enrolling we were told that the school would cover the costs associated with certifications, but this has turned out to be false with the exception of the CCNA certification that some have had the fortune of being in the minority of the students who were outspoken enough to force the school to honor.
Some of us are veterans, while others are working poor and cannot secure private loans in order to cover costs. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and truly would not be squandered if received. Thus far, 2 out of 4 have taken and passed the CCNA certification, but this is only the beginning of the necessary prerequisites needed in our market. As a whole we prepare immensely for anything academic and our transcripts can be offered if necessary to prove our sincerity and academic merit. Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope you are willing and able to assist our program in empowering ourselves for the future of our careers, families, and self worth.
The total sum will be distributed evenly and fairly to each of the four (4) members of our group. All proceeds, minus administrative fees imposed by CrowdRise, will go directly toward testing fees or associated costs. Each test ranges in price, but the median cost is $300 USD. However some exams, such as A+ are less expensive, while Microsoft exams are more expensive.
Each of us is in the Bachelor of Science degree program majoring in Network Management or System Security. We are willing to do anything necessary in order to have us all succeed together! Upon graduation we will further this cause by creating a fund for future students to draw from in order for this to never happen again; one campus at a time.