Bright College fund

$1,260 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 19 months
Bright Tsagli is a Ghanaian national who is currently an international student in the United States. At the age of 6 my parents got separated and both parted from my life. I was taken care of by my uncle who was working with the timber industry. He helped pay my tuition and took care of me through first grade to senior high school.

After high school, I restricted my options to colleges in Germany because education was “free”. I got accepted into a language program which offered me a student visa to study there. My family had a piece of land which I sold to further my education. The German consulate requested that I deposit a minimum sum of 8,000 euros to confirm that I can afford a living at any german institute.

The selling of the family land meant a lot to the extended family but they had hopes in me to achieve my dreams in the long run. I arrived in Germany very late because my visa was delayed by the embassy. Upon my arrival, the language program already started. Life in Germany was very difficult in terms of speaking the language and also getting a job. I was given one year visa stay and needed to renew my visa the following year. The visa renewal is based on the amount of money you have in your bank account. I was enrolled in a language program at Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten which was a very good university located in Weingarten. The money deposited in the block account was depreciating as days passed by. I was unemployed due to firms only looking for someone who was fluent in German. This made it difficult to replace monies being spent daily. My visa renewal for the next year depended on how much I had in my bank account.

I had considered studying in the United States as an alternative. I applied to Bronx Community College and got accepted in an Engineering Science program. For me, this was an opportunity of a lifetime because I get to study in english and also pursue my dreams as a future engineer. I am very proud to be the first person to go to college in my family. First off, I am in this country without support from any relatives because I do not have family in the states.
I had to work on campus as a part-time Math tutor while being enrolled as a full-time student at BCC. I worked off the books during the weekends tutoring sixth and seventh graders Mathematics. I sometimes worked at a storage house during the week for extra income to make ends meet. Instead of being devastated, I saw this as motivation to strive extra hard for success.


Also, for the 2016-17 academic year, I was elected as the treasurer for BCC Student Government Association. I campaigned based on the struggles and less resources available to international students. I depended on scholarships and research programs on campus to pay for my tuition. Searching for scholarships was a great hustle and the ones available for international students are very limited. I have been able to stay on top of my academics despite all the shortcomings and graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.8.

I would be grateful to receive help as soon as possible which would help me achieve my academic goals. As of now, I have a financial hold on my college account which makes it impossible to have access to my transcripts and my diploma. I applied to the City College of New York and I have not heard any admission decision because they cannot have access to my academic records. This situation is thwarting me from transferring into a four-year college.

My short-term goal is to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering and Computer Science and minor in Political Science. I would further climb the education ladder to pursue doctoral studies in rocket systems engineering and basic automation of electronic devices. The objective is to develop rocket systems that would be environmental friendly and help control basic daily activities around by using electronic sensors and controlling modules. I would be very grateful and appreciate any donation which would be contributed towards my journey. Thank you very much in advance for your support and help and also making time to read my essay.

Best regards,
Bright Tsagli

Below is a list of my achievements over the two year period I spent at Bronx Community College.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Semi-finalist (Top 20% of 3000 applicants)

2017 Black Engineers of the Year Awards
Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award

All New York State Community College Academic Team
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

BCC Honor Scholar
Bronx Community College

CUNY Research Scholar Program
Bronx Community College

On-Force Solar Scholarship Recipient
Bronx Community College

CUNY Sportsmanship of the Year Team Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

Honorable Mention Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

Bronze Bronco Scholar Athlete Award
Bronx Community College

Men's Soccer Coach's Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

CUNY Scholar- Athlete Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Scholarship Recipient
Bronx Community College

President’s List
Bronx Community College
Spring 2015-Fall 2015 -Spring 2016

Executive Treasurer and Vice Chair of BCC Incorporation
BCC Student Government Association
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Bright Tsagli is a Ghanaian national who is currently an international student in the United States. At the age of 6 my parents got separated and both parted from my life. I was taken care of by my uncle who was working with the timber industry. He helped pay my tuition and took care of me through first grade to senior high school.

After high school, I restricted my options to colleges in Germany because education was “free”. I got accepted into a language program which offered me a student visa to study there. My family had a piece of land which I sold to further my education. The German consulate requested that I deposit a minimum sum of 8,000 euros to confirm that I can afford a living at any german institute.

The selling of the family land meant a lot to the extended family but they had hopes in me to achieve my dreams in the long run. I arrived in Germany very late because my visa was delayed by the embassy. Upon my arrival, the language program already started. Life in Germany was very difficult in terms of speaking the language and also getting a job. I was given one year visa stay and needed to renew my visa the following year. The visa renewal is based on the amount of money you have in your bank account. I was enrolled in a language program at Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten which was a very good university located in Weingarten. The money deposited in the block account was depreciating as days passed by. I was unemployed due to firms only looking for someone who was fluent in German. This made it difficult to replace monies being spent daily. My visa renewal for the next year depended on how much I had in my bank account.

I had considered studying in the United States as an alternative. I applied to Bronx Community College and got accepted in an Engineering Science program. For me, this was an opportunity of a lifetime because I get to study in english and also pursue my dreams as a future engineer. I am very proud to be the first person to go to college in my family. First off, I am in this country without support from any relatives because I do not have family in the states.
I had to work on campus as a part-time Math tutor while being enrolled as a full-time student at BCC. I worked off the books during the weekends tutoring sixth and seventh graders Mathematics. I sometimes worked at a storage house during the week for extra income to make ends meet. Instead of being devastated, I saw this as motivation to strive extra hard for success.


Also, for the 2016-17 academic year, I was elected as the treasurer for BCC Student Government Association. I campaigned based on the struggles and less resources available to international students. I depended on scholarships and research programs on campus to pay for my tuition. Searching for scholarships was a great hustle and the ones available for international students are very limited. I have been able to stay on top of my academics despite all the shortcomings and graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.8.

I would be grateful to receive help as soon as possible which would help me achieve my academic goals. As of now, I have a financial hold on my college account which makes it impossible to have access to my transcripts and my diploma. This is as a result of an outstanding tuition bill. I applied to the City College of New York and I have not heard any admission decision because they cannot have access to my academic records. This situation is thwarting me from transferring into a four-year college.

My short-term goal is to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering and Computer Science and minor in Political Science. I would further climb the education ladder to pursue doctoral studies in rocket systems engineering and basic automation of electronic devices. The objective is to develop rocket systems that would be environmental friendly and help control basic daily activities around by using electronic sensors and controlling modules. I would be very grateful and appreciate any donation which would be contributed towards my outstanding bill and also help me secure my bachelors in a four-year college. Thank you very much in advance for your support and help and also making time to read my essay.

Best regards,
Bright Tsagli

Below is a list of my achievements over the two year period I spent at Bronx Community College.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Semi-finalist (Top 20% of 3000 applicants)

2017 Black Engineers of the Year Awards
Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award

All New York State Community College Academic Team
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

BCC Honor Scholar
Bronx Community College

CUNY Research Scholar Program
Bronx Community College

On-Force Solar Scholarship Recipient
Bronx Community College

CUNY Sportsmanship of the Year Team Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

Honorable Mention Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

Bronze Bronco Scholar Athlete Award
Bronx Community College

Men's Soccer Coach's Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

CUNY Scholar- Athlete Award
CUNY Athletics Conference

Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Scholarship Recipient
Bronx Community College

President’s List
Bronx Community College
Spring 2015-Fall 2015 -Spring 2016

Executive Treasurer and Vice Chair of BCC Incorporation
BCC Student Government Association


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Created July 22, 2016
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$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
$100
Anonymous
6 months ago
JM
$30
Jenn M
7 months ago

I love you Bright. You are inspirational, legendary. . you need it all, so don't stop until you have it all.

DB
$100
Diane Price Banks
7 months ago

Greetings Bright, Many blessings in your future endeavors. Signed, Professor P. Banks and Sam

$50
Elda Polanco
7 months ago

I was touched by your biography and knowing all the obstacles you've overcome as an international student I think you deserve all the possible help because you are a great student and something even better a great person.

MM
$100
Mary Martinez
7 months ago

I believe in you and I am sure you will be successful in anything you decide to do. Remember "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." - Confucius

TB
$100
Terence Biney
7 months ago

Boss Montana. My only boss

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