I never knew I was going to be accepted at the University of Oxford until it happened. Born and brought up in a middle-class family in Nepal to a soldier and a housewife, I could not even dream of going to Oxford. But education silently transformed me into a chartered accountant and a corporate lawyer and today it has accorded me this chance to conclude my academic journey by attending the prestigious MSc. in Law and Finance course at the University of Oxford. But I am facing difficulties in supporting my cost of attendance due to a personal tragedy caused by the devastating Nepal earthquake 2015.
I have also not been offered any scholarship so far and I have until the end of July to meet the financial conditions. I have already secured my offer by paying the deposit of INR 3,50,000 (£4320), and in order to realise this dream of studying at Oxford, I need to manage at least INR 25,00,000 (£30,000) before 31 July 2017. I have already managed around INR 10,00,000 from my close friends, families and well-wishers. Therefore, I have started this campaign to raise another INR 10,00,000; so that with a generous contribution from you wonderful people, I can go to Oxford and then return back to my country to play a vital role in leading it towards stability and progress. While there is no way to redeem your blessings but as a small token of gratitude, I shall pass on the contributions that you make towards this campaign to a similar person like me through a scholarship. After completing my studies at Oxford, I shall set up a scholarship to pass on your blessings to another person in need so that your effort will continue to benefit many others in future.
India has already given me a lot since I came here in 2008 as a 17-year-old youth with full of dreams. I became a CA and now a lawyer just because of the education that this country offered me. I am an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since June 2012 and an alumnus of the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Its also because of the exposure in the area of law and finance that I got here has lead me to this wonderful opportunity of studying these areas in a deeper detail at the University of Oxford. And once again, I am drawing my recourse to the wonderful people of India.
My name is Kailash Panday and I look forward to your support and contribution to pursue something I am very passionate about. Since I do not want to leave any stones unturned and your suggestions about any funding alternatives will be of immense help. You may reach out to me at email@example.com or WhatsApp at +91-8800789289.