If you do not know me, my name Lucas Pereira, I am 27 years old, and I am an architect from Brazil. I was recently admitted at Columbia University to their Master of Architecture program. This is certainly a milestone in my life.
Since July of 2015, when I was back to Brazil from my first experience abroad - which was funded by the Brazilian government - I decided to pursue a full degree abroad. In 2016 I applied to four american universities and even though I was admitted in all of them, I had to face a reality I forgot: the high costs of american schools. Since then, I did over 30 applications to 8 different countries. I had to see my dream being constantly pushed due to the lack of funds.
This year, my hard work paid off. I was admitted to Columbia University and awarded with a fellowship that covers full tuition. Now, I am very close to cross the finish line, and I need your help.
As an international, I need to prove funds to the school in order to have my visa processed. Even though I already have the tuition covered, I still need to prove 38 000 USD for living expenses + fees.
I am working day and night, and applying to scholarships. However, the deadline is approaching and I still need to prove a value close to 10 000 USD.
I am fully aware of the financial situation that Covid-19 put us in, so ANY value donated will be much appreciated.
As one opportunity changed my life, I believe this time will not be different!
*If you wanna hear more of my story, send me an e-mail or contact me on Facebook! I would love to share it.