Hello everyone, my name is Prabaha Biswas and I live in India. I belong to a lower middle class family in India meaning we earn enough to barely meet our monthly expenses. Hence, my family does not have any savings. But despite my family's financial incapacity, I have always had big dreams of becoming a scientist one day. Accordingly, I worked very hard to get into an engineering college on merit basis so that the tuition fees is affordable enough for my family. After graduation, I wanted to pursue my dreams in USA by doing MS and then PhD under specific professors in Arizona State University and Purdue University. Accordingly, after I successfully passed out of my college two years ago, I took up research under a professor in my subject trying to acquire research experience so that it becomes easier for me to get admission in these two universities with scholarships/financial aid. All this while, I was working freelance meaning I was not earning a single penny for my already financially struggling family all in pursuit of some abstract dreams. On top of this, my father went into a huge financial debt thereby forcing us to sell our only house that my grandfather built with his entire life savings. I juggled multiple odd jobs and my research, trying to earn however much I could to help my family but it wasn't even close enough to help lessen my father's financial burden. In the meantime, I successfully got an admission offer from Arizona State University to study under a renowned professor in my field. But, unfortunately I did not receive any financial aid/scholarship. The financial debt combined with the finances required for my study in US has further aggravated the financial burden on my family. My father's helplessness to fund his only son's education has put severe mental stress on him and he has even taken to the habit of drinking. We cannot avail any education loan either as that would require a fixed collateral which we do not have anymore as our house has been sold off.
This campaign is my only shot at redeeming my dreams and help my father. If unsuccessful, I will have to forego my dreams and God knows what will happen to my father.
I urge all the people to kindly help me with whatever means possible urgently.