My name is Ana Mamedova and I am a senior at the International Black Sea University (IBSU) studying International Relations and Economy.
After graduating from high school with honor, I became a student of IBSU with 100% scholarship. In 2017 I was an Erasmus exchange student for one semester in Riga, Latvia. I maintained a 3.80/4.0 GPA last semester.
Besides high academic performance, being an active student always was one of the top priorities for me, that’s why I'm actively attending International conferences and sessions as well as trying to get as many internships as possible.
I spent my whole life in low-income neighborhoods in Tbilisi, Georgia with my amazing family - parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. I was fortunate enough to have parents who stressed the importance of a great education and sacrificed their time and energy to make sure I was able to attend incredible programs and schools that helped me get to where I am today. Though neither of my parents attended college, my family made higher education an expectation for me. I will be the first member of my family to finish college.
But getting a BA degree is not enough for me. Unfortunately, my family is unable to support financially my next steps. My dream is to get my Master's degree in the USA. For that, I need money to pay the fee for my GRE examination along with the application process and documents. We have tried everything from applying for extra loans and scholarships to writing announcements and asking for help from the government or private sector, but we simply do not have money. It has now reached to the point where I will have to give up my dream if I cannot come up with the money by October 1st.
Asking for help is often the hardest part...
It is very much out of my character to ask for much of anyone, especially when it comes to money. But I need your help to continue making my dreams a reality and this is the critical time when I must ask for it. If you choose to give in any amount, I'd like you to consider it an investment rather than a donation. I have always felt a strong desire to give back to my community as a way of thanking all of the incredible people who have helped me on my journey to success. Please consider investing in my future so that I may become the best version of myself. I will not let you down.
Please help me with whatever you can, every amount will help me!
I am thankful from the bottom of my heart with all your support.