Here's the Situation:
I'm currently living in the Philippines, and I'll be taking my Masters in International Marketing at Hult International Business School in Boston, MA, USA in September 2019. While I've been working and saving up for further education for almost 7 years, my savings are not enough to cover a total of $39,600 tuition--excluding living expenses. I'm asking the GoFundMe community to help me save up for half of my tuition, which is $19,800--roughly around PhP1M. I will also ask around my own local community for other sponsorships and find extra work to make this happen.
Why am I taking a Masters Degree?
I'm really passionate about what I do, which are engaging an audience and creating communities. Digital Marketing has been the perfect career for those activities. However, while I have some "real world" know-how, I feel that I lack fundamental knowledge of marketing, and so I would like to go back to school.
Aside from that, I want to help make a difference in marketing in healthcare. I want to overhaul patient-to-hospital engagement (both in the public and private sector), enhance content marketing in the region, and optimize user experience through mobile technology, machine learning, and AR/VR. These may sound big, but I know it is doable, and I want that the community I get to work with gets access to proper healthcare and healthcare education through digital means.
How will the funds be used?
Each peso will be saved towards my tuition fee, and nothing else. Since I have a job, I have other ways of spending for myself. :)
By when do I need the total?
It's a long way from now, but the deadline for this is December of this year.