From Istanbul to UC Berkeley

  • US$6,060.00
    raised of $26,000.00 goal
23% Funded
55 Donors

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I am Guzide Duru Sacinti, a senior in Saint Joseph Private French High School in Istanbul. Throughout secondary school, I self studied for AP exams and SAT Subject Tests, which were outside our curriculum. Recently, this has helped me gain admission to University of California, Berkeley, College of Letters & Science.

I am very excited about pursuing my studies there, whilst being nourished by the Silicon Valley Culture. However, my parents have faced grave financial hardship during COVID-19, given that my father works in the film industry. Contrary to most professions, many artists were out of work since theatres and cinemas have been shut down right from the beginning of the pandemic

In addition, as a public university, UC Berkeley does not award any financial aid to non-athlete international students, and requires an extra tuition fee of about $26,000. Your donation could help me defy geographic determinism, and have an equal chance of receiving education from this institution.

As for my other expenses, I was lucky enough to receive $25,000 , plane tickets, and a monthly/bimonthly allowance. I am also expecting a family contribution of about $7,000-10,000. In addition, a foundation might provide me with a personal loan of up to $10,000 , but it is uncertain.

There is also a possibility of not being able to obtain a visa for the first semester, which can significantly reduce the costs affiliated with housing. Co-ops are a much cheaper option, yet I'm way down the waitlist.

I cannot afford to entertain a vast array of possibilities when it comes to my education. Thus, I started a this campaign. Any kind of help, including but not limited to referring me to someone who would like to provide financial support to this cause, is very much appreciated.

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Donors

  • Ecmel Ayral
  • Donated on Jul 05, 2021
$120.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 01, 2021
$50.00
  • Kaan Gezguc
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2021
  • Tebrikler Duru!

$50.00
Jun 10

A Huge Thanks to Everyone Involved So Far!

Update posted by Guzide Duru Sacinti at 06:38 pm

The heights we have reached together thus far has been mindblowing. Today, I was able to buy my round plane tickets. We are also about to secure housing and books & supplies fees!I used to choose to believe that we could cover the remaining expenses for my tuition. Now I

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Jun 01

🙌🏼💪🏼

Update posted by Guzide Duru Sacinti at 06:50 pm

The progress in our fundraiser slowed down this past week. Let's not let the momentum slip. Would you mind sharing the cause with an acquaintance today? P.S. I have prolonged the final date in accordance with the visa procedure.

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May 19

Campaign Link’s Circulation on Whatsapp

Update posted by Guzide Duru Sacinti at 03:07 pm

Funfact: We have raised enough money to pay one tuition installment.Each contribution and each share empowers education equality. Thank you for being you.

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May 12

Sharing Keeps the Cause Going - 2nd Milestone is at sight!

Update posted by Guzide Duru Sacinti at 09:32 am

As we are 1/3 through our second milestone, $5000 , I am feeling more and more hopeful about my future. Consequently, I made my research on the course catalogue today. For my first semester in college, I am thinking of taking General Chemistry, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Buddhism, and

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May 10

We’ve Almost Hit Our First Milestone!

Update posted by Guzide Duru Sacinti at 08:45 pm

The moral support that I have received from you in the past few days has been incredible. Plus, we are nearing four digits! Thank you. I will do my best to keep up the momentum.

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Donors & Comments

55 donors
  • Ecmel Ayral
  • Donated on Jul 05, 2021
$120.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 01, 2021
$50.00
  • Kaan Gezguc
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2021
  • Tebrikler Duru!

$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2021
$1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 02, 2021
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  • Carole Ann Hakko
  • Donated on Jun 02, 2021
  • Wishing you great success 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 02, 2021
$15.00
  • Alexandra Piedrahita
  • Donated on Jun 02, 2021
$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 24, 2021
  • This is a courage. Good luck!

$10.00
  • Selin Karadeniz
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
$75.00
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US$6,060.00
raised of $26,000.00 goal
23% Funded
55 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities