Dear friends and family,
I am Heru Siswanto, an Architecture student at the University of Kentucky. I am planning to graduate in 2018, but I have a problem with my funding to pay the tuition and fees. I am afraid that I will be expelled from this university because of this problem. As a student, my GPA is good and have cumulative of 3.5, and I have received two awards from College of Design, as 'Excellence in First and Second Year Studio'.
I am able to attend the University of Kentucky because I received a full scholarship from my government, in Indonesia. However, the scholarship they gave me has some issues. The first issue is that they did not estimate how much I need to spend to pay for my tuition and living expenses; and the second issue is that they gave me the scholarship money in Indonesian currency, Rupiah, not in the US Dollar. So, when the exchange rate declines, the money I receive also less. That is why every year I always need more and more money, since the money that I receive in the upcoming year I used to cover my shortfall from last year.
I really hope for help from you, who care about each other and my education. I know this is a lot since I pay for International tuition, and that is why I also try very hard to find many possible solutions to solve my problem and earn my degree.
I really appreciate all your help and thank you very much.