First let me say, Harvard is absolutely everything and nothing like I thought it would be. Challenging in every dimension, I am learning a whole lot more than educational neuroscience! I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the support of all of you who posted, tweeted, shared, instagrammed, emailed, and donated to my campaign. Your efforts have yielded enough fruit to sustain me this far in my journey.
I am now here to report that the fruit basket is empty! I reached 31.6% of my goal a couple months ago and then school started and my focus shifted. Naturally, things have now gotten REAL and I implore you:
If you believe in the power of DREAMS and the partnership with FAITH required to bring them to fruition, please support me again today. It takes a village to get and STAY at Harvard. Please donate, share, beseech and believe on my behalf!
I thank you humbly and appreciate you greatly.
Warmest and bestest regards,
Still looking for permanent housing in Boston. Please message me if you can help or know someone who can. Thank you!
Love & power,
One day left! Tomorrow my tuition is due! I'm nowhere near my goal THAT I CAN SEE so that just means God is doing something BEHIND THE SCENES.
Help me spread the word like crazy today and tomorrow. Tweet, retweet, post, repost. TALK to people. Spread the word wherever. Every LITTLE and LOT OF bit helps.
Nothing is impossible with God. I am convinced.
I need $15K to be cleared for this term. I know it's possible. Matthew 7:7-8
THANK YOU FRIENDS!
It's the final stretch, 4th quarter, 11th hour! With 10 days left in the campaign and 75% more to go I need YOU to spread the word! If you are inspired at all by this campaign and my story, please charge up your social networks to galvanize your friends, family, co workers and followers to donate. This is a feat but I believe God can do the impossible! Please talk to people and spread spread spread!
There is power in numbers and I need your support. I know it is possible. Let's goooo!
Week 1 down in Boston with 17 more days until the deadline! There's still time to donate. 24% of my goal and I still think it's possible! Share the message! God bless!
Exactly $17,000! This is a moment! Thank you guys so much. I'm finally in Boston now and still looking for permanent housing for the school year so please keep me in your prayers and continue to spread the word of Get Amber to Harvard. For the play-by-play follow my Instagram @getambertoharvard. And don't forget to LIVE YOUR PURPOSE!!!
And the plot thickens in Gate 10: Acceleration at getambertoharvard.com/gates!
New features at getambertoharvard.com too! Including the Flight Shop where we have goodies of all kinds for sell/donation, The Reads which lists books to keep you sane on a journey like this and notable Quotes that have become mantras for me!
I only have 56 days left to get the rest raised but I believe it can happen. Please donate today and spread the word.
Holler at a scholar!
At about 20% of the goal with 73 days left for the 80% We can do it! I need your support. Please share this link and spread the word!
Hello beautiful people! I'm about to go ham over the next 78 days to raise this money! Are you with me?! Retweet, share, post, like, everything! It's on! #GATH
Blasto! I updated the link to the campaign to make it easier to remember so now it's gofundme.com/getambertoharvard! Unfortunately, it erased the history of the last link (400 Likes and 50 Tweets which showcased your support and is instrumental in encouraging others to join in) so please like again and share again! Thank you thank you!
I have a new goal! We're at week 5 of the campaign with 20.44% raised/awarded. We have exactly 94 days left, about 3 months. If we can raise 25% of the goal per month (in May, June and July each) I will reach my goal! I'm almost at the first 25% and I know with your help we can reach it by the end of this week! That's $3500. Can you share this link and getambertoharvard.com everywhere? I know this goal can be reached and EXCEEDED by Friday with your help. Email, call, shout, share, tweet, retweet, post, repost, repost againt, 1, dance, jig, sing, draw, color, paint, poeticize it and whatever other creative way you can think of to spread the word! I appreciate the support I've received so far. I know we can do it!
20.38% of the goal raised so far! I'm struggling with doubt when I know I have no need to. Pray for me guys! I know God is able, especially when we ask for what we want. God is audacious and is pleased by audacious faith.
Check out the next part of the story in "Gate 4: Just Go With Me." There's a sound bite of a really good message I heard tonight. To infinity and beyoooond!
Week 4 begins of the campaign and I'm 20% there! Please share with everyone you know! Team work makes the dream work! :D
Hallelujah! I was awarded a $12,400 grant from the school, however, in order to receive this grant I have to secure $31,500 in other aid. So let's keep it going!
This campaign is less about me and this money and is more for anyone who is doubting right now - who is doubting His love and fear that if they surrender their will and obey Him that their lives will suffer unrecoverable loss. That it's better on the side they're on. That it's too hard to make that change. That they're too old. Too young. Not ready. If He did it for me He will do it for you. When you see my goal reached, may it be a testament of his everlasting love and a sign to you that Yes, He is faithful. Yes, He is worthy to be trusted. And Yes, He is able.
Please continue to spread the word. You can't spread it too much! And look out for Gate 2 of my cosmic tale tomorrow at www.getambertoharvard.com.
Over and out!
Week 2 of the Get Amber to Harvard campaign! The site is up & I'm still working on it ( www.getambertoharvard.com
). Look out for an update on WED when I share the beginning of my tale! Please continue to spread the word! You can't share too much!
2.06% to my goal! Yaaay! I appreciate the support so much! Let's go!
If you're going to Oakwood Alumni Weekend pleeeeease spread the word! I really need to capitalize on the nostalgic happy feelings! hahah Getambertoharvard.com will be up soon and that's all you'd have to say. I also have some cards to pass out too. Please let me know if you'd like to pass out some cards with me. We're not setting up shot anywhere, the cards are just to be shared during natural conversation, you plug the fund and then pop pop you pull out a card that shows them how to donate! I'd appreciate your support! There is power in numbers! Let's gooooo!
You can also now donate at any Wells Fargo Bank by simply saying, "I'd like to donate to the Get Amber to Harvard Fund." Yay yuhhhh!
I updated the goal to $70,000 to reflect all actual costs. The bigger the goal the bigger the miracle! I need your support. Share share share away! Let's go!
It takes a village to get to Harvard! Please help me get to Harvard and spread the word! Read the whole story at getambertoharvard.com
I got accepted into Harvard's Mind, Brain and Education Master's Program
for this school year! This is my DREAM program and the first broad training program in this emerging field in the WORLD!
I hope to be one of the trailblazers in educational neuroscience and I represent a population that some would scarce imagine could embark on such a feat (woman, African American, single parent household, self/unemployed, among other things). But I am here and I need your help!
I left my job last year to pursue my purpose and have been on an amazing, exhausting, spiritually dynamic, financially straining and soul awakening journey ever since. The story is one of animation and cosmic intervention for sure! Check it out here
I am accepting this opportunity I have been given and am beginning to understand the responsibility to which such a blessing is married. My duty to my community and the world, I do not take lightly. With your help I will be able to give you and the globe groundbreaking research and methods that I believe will improve the way we learn, educate and experience each other.With you, I can accomplish this. I need you to be a member of my village and support me in this journey.
There is power in numbers so the more people who are reached the more likely I'll be able to reach my goal! I know our social media networks combined is an easy 10,000 people who'd be willing to give $7 or more. This is more than possible! Thank you so much. Every contribution is welcomed and appreciated.
Read an excerpt from my purpose statement here
. Deadline - AUGUST 1
I was advised to budget for the whole year and not just by terms, so that's what I'm doing! Tuition and fees for the fall term are due by August 1, so I would like to be set for the whole year by that time as well. We can do it guys!The Financial Breakdown
Tuition and fees are $43,164. Harvard estimates $21,790 for personal expenses and using their quotes as a base I estimated that my expenses will be around $24,180. Herein lies the $70,000 (which accounts for the 5% Go Fund Me fee). (Click here to see Harvard's estimates. Page 2 in the Table of Contents)
I am completely relocating to Boston so I am taking my whole life with me. I'll be starting a home up there so I'll need all the necessary home goods (dishes, pots and pans, furniture, cleaning supplies, etc.). Furthermore, being from temperate Atlanta, I'll need some additions to my wardrobe that can weather Boston's antarctic cold and snow! And if you know of any scholarships, grants or opportunities through any retailers, please pass that info along.
Finally, I would love to go to school debt free (mostly student loan debt, about 55K). If you can help me in this area, please reach out. Any kind of reverse scholarship or something or loan forgiveness program or anything! If you have info I'm listening and grateful!In general, if you know of any scholarships, grants or programs that may be of interest to me, please pass the info along!