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Help Me Fund My MBA At Georgetown Univ. (McDonough School of Business)
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    Rossy Coutinho

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra


My name is Rossy Coutinho, and I'm from Mumbai, India.

7 years ago (in May 2015), I started my Fellowship journey with Teach For India, an NGO that works towards providing an excellent education to students from low-income communities. Over the 2 years of the Fellowship Program, I taught 75 seventh and eighth graders in a school in Jogeshwari, Mumbai. During this time, my students were not only able to grow academically, but won several cricket tournaments and debating and other extra-curricular competitions. This made me realise the immense potential that the Fellowship promised.

Hence, after my Fellowship journey, I joined the Fellowship Recruitment team, which works towards identifying candidates who are the right fit for the Fellowship Program. Over 5 years, I have been able to support more than 175 Fellows join the Fellowship Program, impacting more than 8000 students in the process. I felt immensely proud when many of my own Fellows joined staff roles at Teach For India.

I feel I'm now at that point in life where I need to upskill myself to be able to magnify my impact. Hence, I decided to pursue an MBA Program.

Last September, I scored 740 (97 percentile) in my GMAT exam, a score that helped me secure admission into the McDonough School of Business (Georgetown University, Washington DC).

I am 1 of only 2 students this year to have been offered the MBA Entrepreneurship Fellowship Scholarship worth $50,000 and have secured a loan of $70,000 from Prodigy Finance.
My family and friends have been able to support me with $32000 more.

However, there is still a sizeable gap in the course fees that I need support with.

Total Course Fee (for 2 years): $197,694 (
Scholarship Amt=  $50,000
Loan Amount=       $70,000
Family Support=    $32,000
Balance Amount=  $(197,694 - 50,000 - 70,000 - 32,000)
                          =  $45,694 = ₹36,00,000

As I start my MBA journey this Fall (August '22), I hope that you will be able to support me in whatever way possible (be it by contributing to this fundraiser or by sharing it with others).

Your support will go a long way in helping me complete my course stress-free.

Thank you!

Rossy Coutinho

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