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Support and Help To Pursue My Master's
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    Derik Bhardwaj
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    Derik Bhardwaj

    from Gurugram, Haryana


Hi Supporters,

My name is Derik Bhardwaj. I am here to raise funds to complete my Master's studies. I am 24 years old and have a B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering. I dream to revolutionize the Space Industry and how we approach it. Making space accessible to the people and not a playground for the ultra rich. But to do this I need to get my Master's degree and become a reputable figure in the Scientific Community.
I got admitted to a M.Sc Aerospace Engineering course at ISAE-SUPAERO (Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace) in France, but due to my family situation, I can't afford the expenses of college.

My father died when I was ten years old. He left behind an inheritance of various debts and litigation. Since then it has been a struggle to manage monthly finances for my family. I have done everything possible till now to fund my studies on my own by working multiple part time jobs like driver, tutor and security guard. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened our financial crisis.

It is impossible for my family to finance my education in these circumstances. Even banks don't provide an education loan without a collateral or a well earning family member that is willing to become a guarantor. Therefore I am looking to raise an amount of money RS.24,00,000/- to help me to pay the education fees.

Financial Aid required:
Tuition Fee: € 26,000 or 21,48,744.79 INR (€ 13,000 each year)
Living cost: € 14,400 or 11,90,074.04 INR  (Over 2 years)

Other Expenses - VISA, Travel Fare, Health Insurance and Initial Housing Deposits.

I plan to work part time or as a Research/Teaching Assistant on campus in order to fund my living costs. I’m writing to ask you to support my studies. Just a small donation can help me to continue my studies and help expand human civilization beyond our blue planet. Your donation will go towards supporting me with my education and college fees.

France has the third oldest national space program and the largest space program in Europe and is currently one of the most rapidly developing countries in terms of the aerospace industry. It is considered a powerhouse in innovation and design. It is also a member of the European Space Agency and home to aerospace giants such as Airbus, Thales Alenia Space, Arianespace and Dassault Systemes. As an aerospace engineer who wants to break down the barriers of interplanetary space exploration by innovating new technology in the field of space propulsion, France is the perfect place for me to complete my Masters. I chose ISAE-SUPAERO for my masters, as it is the only university in the world that exclusively teaches aerospace programs with a variety of specializations. It also has the perfect blend of R&D and industry exposure enriched in the curriculum allowing the students to get hands-on experience of working in the aerospace industry. On researching about the University and learning about the vast array of opportunities available, I realized that I had to do my Masters from ISAE-SUPAERO if I want to fulfill my dream of revolutionizing the space industry.

The Course at ISAE-SUPAERO
The M.Sc Aerospace Engineering program, provided by ISAE-SUPAERO, is completely aligned with my vision of revolutionizing the space industry. I wish to work closely with the Department of Aerospace Vehicles Design and Control and the Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion Department in order to excel in courses like space propulsion, satellite thermal control systems, and space mission analysis and design under the faculties' guidance.This will further my academic goal to contribute my knowledge to research projects at the university. The time I spend at the university will help me to build connections with professors, scientists, astronauts, and other fellow space engineers creating a network for myself in the Space Community.  

Future Plans
I plan to join the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on returning to India and support the organization with the knowledge I gain during my Masters. This will also provide me with experience that will be required to support my future endeavors and prospects of bringing Space Sector commercialization to the Indian market. As part of ISRO, I plan to become the key contributor of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme. This will make India the fourth country to achieve human spaceflight and further establish the prominence of the Indian Space Sector. By showing the strength of the Indian Space Program in the ongoing space race, ISRO can secure more launch contracts from other countries. This in turn will increase the amount of investment coming into the country, helping the Indian economy.

Thank you in advance for your contribution. You have no idea how much it means to me to have your support. Please come forward to support my cause. Any contribution will be of immense help

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