Funding my University Education

Update posted by Faith Leong On Jul 29, 2020

Dear All,

Just an update on my current situation — as you can clearly see, I will be taking a gap year. There were many considerations in making this decision, and that includes both the current state of uncertainty engendered by the ongoing pandemic as well as an insufficient conviction with regards to my post-graduate future.

I have successfully applied for deferment of my entry to Queen’s College at Oxford by a year, and so will still be strongly considering eventually beginning an undergraduate degree there in October 2021. To that end, I will be reapplying for scholarships, and I would very much appreciate any and all advice on that, as well as being kept in your prayers (not so much for the outcome itself, but that I may be well prepared spiritually for every possible outcome).

The primary goal of this coming year will personally be to gain as much experience as possible, and insights into potential career pathways feasible for myself. I have since applied for a number of internship positions, and have yet to land any of such.

In the meantime, I have decided to begin a year of undergraduate studies locally, and so will be seriously committed to my academic pursuits. I will continue to update this page frequently, and would further like to assure everyone that I have not used any donations at this point, as I have not begun (nor confirmed) my overseas education. If and when I were to use such, rest assured that I will be as transparent and honest about my use of the financial backing I’ve received as possible.

Thank you all for your support. I am very grateful, and I would like to say that all your words, gestures, and donations have been very much appreciated, more than you know.

I wish I could pay you all back in one way or another, but given my situation, I can only really be grateful for what I have been given. Thank you

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Anonymous

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koonz

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Congratulations on your acceptance to Oxford! Don't blame yourself for being unable to get a scholarship - it's not your character, but possibly because you chose history. In my past I failed a scholarship interview when I missed the hint to switch to civil engineering, because that particular scholarship provider was looking for me to gain a skill useful to them. As someone who is presently studying overseas, I can emphatise that it is not an easy decision to leave for another country. I actually took several years preparing and only made the final decision several months before. While I do encourage you to have some experience away from Singapore, everyone knows that UK is quite expensive. When I first went overseas, I calculated based on my savings whether I could study there for years without my parents' support - which is one reason why I went to a cheaper country. My parents insisted on continuing to give me pocket money of a few hundred each month, which I partly left in Singapore because I was actually spending less while overseas. Anyway, your financial situation would be very different if you went to UK. I don't know where you got the figure of $280,000 from, but don't forget to calculate the living expenses as well as income if you work during breaks. I hereby donate a token sum of support, which I may increase if: - you provide details for how the $280,000 would be spent - you prove your interest in history by sharing a list of relevant books which you have read, or relevant articles you have authored In the event that you do not go to Oxford, please use whatever funds I have sent to further your education elsewhere, or donate it to charity.

Anonymous

Backed with $20.00 On Jun 12, 2020

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You need 279,999 dollars more after this donation, it shouldn’t be too hard!

Anonymous

Backed with $1.00 On Jun 12, 2020

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