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Help Me Fund My Degree at LSE
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    Shefali Mehra

    from New Delhi, Delhi

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Hi: My name is Shefali Mehra. I am an undergraduate student of Philosophy at LSR, University of Delhi, India. I am a determined student and extremely passionate about making a positive mark in the world of social impact, soon after my education.

Plans: I have been accepted at one of the best universities globally for postgraduate studies, the London School of Economics and Political Science. It's ranked #2 in the QS 2021 rankings for social sciences. My aim program, MSc in Media and Communications (Governance), is scheduled to begin in September 2021 and end in 2022. 

Professionally, I want to understand the multiple perspectives that I’ll meet at the global epicenter of the UK, and hope to build a network of mutual support and growth. All learnings would be brought back to communities that need it severely. For instance, India obtained the 142nd (from 180) rank in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index produced by Reporters Without Borders.  

Requirement: However, I don't have adequate funds to support this goal, and thus would require your help in achieving it. I need your support in paying at least my tuition fees for the program, which amounts to 23520 pounds sterling. Any un-utilized money would be returned or donated to charities working for causes of child healthcare and education.

Background: With several dependents to support and almost no savings, I believe it is unfair and also not possible for me to depend on my parents for any funding of my higher education. I have extra medical expenses, which along with other living costs I will fund through personal loans. I hope to find better job opportunities to repay this after my degree. I have freelanced throughout college and would continue to do so during my MSc as well. Due to lack of collateral, loans would also be limited and definitely not adding up to the 50-60 lakh rupees that are required in all. I have explored all other options but unfortunately there are barely any for this college and program.

I have plenty of previous experience relating to my program, including research in the spheres of emerging technology and telecommunications with reputed organizations (available on LinkedIn). I have undertaken community work and also received good scores on various competitive examinations, including AIR 11 in the GATE (Philosophy) 2021 and 119 on TOEFL.

Let me give back: For everyone who is contributing, I would love to volunteer my skills and time to you or your organization! For instance, I will be able to provide free TOEFL/foreign admission/CV building guidance to anyone who requires it. I can also give back to your company's gracious contributions, after my degree. Please do let me know how I can be of benefit to you, and thank you very much for your generosity!

Please note: Any and all amounts are welcome and highly appreciated. You can contact me on LinkedIn or through mail for any suggestions and discussions. Please share this with your circles as well, if possible! Thank you so much for your time!

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