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I am fundraising to help with funding for Masters Degree in USA
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    Syed Shahbaaz Safir

Why am I fundraising?

I lost my father to a cardiac illness in the year 2000. Since then, my uncle has looked after my education and today I am a Software Engineer in Cisco Systems with a Bachelors Of Engineering degree in Computer Science. I have a loving family who look after each other.

In 2014, I decided to pursue a Masters degree in Computer Science in the USA. After applying to nine universities, I got selected into four and amongst them, I chose the University of California, Irvine. My uncle was happy to fund my education but due to unforeseen financial issues, my uncle is now not capable of helping me. I tried approaching many banks and private firms but without any collateral nor a working parent, it was not possible for me to get a loan sanctioned. I tried applying to many scholarships but I was not successful.

At this point, I'm trying to get funds enough to pay the first term's tuition fee(10532.50 USD) and living expense(850 USD). The term begins this September. I may not be able to get the required funds in time and so I thought of crowdfunding the amount. Please help me achieve my dreams. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to read about my impediments and goals.

What do I plan to do with the funds?

Pay the first term's tuition and living expense.


1) Have I tried getting a loan?

A) Yes, I have tried. But I do not have a collateral in the form of property or fixed deposits that can be used to avail the loan. I was rejected by most banks.

2) Have you considered trying next year?
A) Yes, I have. I believe that if I can make it through the first term, then I can find jobs on campus and work to pay for subsequent terms.

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