I have recently been admitted into Columbia University in New York City to pursue a master of law degree. By way of background on my educational history; I graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with both a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Law degree, which I completed with distinction. During my time at the University of the Witwatersrand I earned various awards including the Dean's List in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. In addition, in 2013 I was awarded two Certificates of Merit in respect of the Law of Delict and Business Entities Law. I was also appointed by the University of the Witwatersrand as a tutor in the Law of Persons and Family. My tenure at the University of the Witwatersrand was further enriched by my time working in the Refugee Unit of the Wits Law Clinic, during which time I drafted legal pleadings and represented asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants with regularising their residence within South Africa.
Having completed my undergraduate degrees, I am now looking forward to furthering my studies by undergoing my LLM. Living and studying at Columbia University is a very expensive endeavour and unfortunately, I cannot currently afford to pay the $100 000 amount required for my year of study at Columbia University. I am therefore writing to request that you please consider offering me some form of financial support to help me see my dream through of obtaining my master's degree. I will require the full $100 000 amount by the end of June 2019 in order for me to be eligible to apply for my student visa.
Thank you for the time and consideration that you have given my situation. I would be beyond grateful for any help that you are able to offer me.
Thank you and kind regardsAmanda Obi