Help Fred w/ his college tuition!

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Raised by 152 people in 28 months
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”  This is a simple enough phrase, yet very profound.  Basically, in life you must seek out what you want and deserve in order to truly receive it.

Well, today I am asking for assistance.  My name is Tatia Little.  The assistance is not for me, but for my son.  He is a 23-year-old African American college student from Baltimore, MD.  He has excelled his ENTIRE life, but just cannot seem to get the break that he DESERVES.  I am not just speaking these words because I am his mother, but because he deserves.  In an era where African American males make up only 5.5% of the college population, I truly believe that he is a standout student.

His name is Fred T. Gaddy, but he goes by Freddie.  He is currently in his senior year at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City, majoring in advertising.  He has been an artistic person his entire life.  He has danced, sung, painted, sculpted; he is a huge foodie, a world traveler, and he is now pursuing his dream of having a career in the Advertising arena as an Art Director.  He wants to assist other minorities who want to enter the advertising field.

He has always been one to finish what he starts, no matter the price.  He was a member of Boy Scouts of America for 12 long years and finished this path by achieving the rank of Eagle Scout

He has been in New York City for four years pursing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  The tuition for his final year at SVA is approximately $63,000.00.  Today, I am asking for any financial assistance that you can offer, refer, or direct him to so that he is able to complete his degree and graduate in May 2017.  

He, his family and I have worked as a team to fund his college career especially during his upcoming senior year.  At this time, we are at the end of the road and the final year’s college expense goals are almost impossible to reach.  We have basically exhausted all of our financial “back-ups” and we just need some assistance. 

He does perform work-study in SVA’s Records Office where he is a valued employee. He has applied for numerous scholarships, internship programs and various other positions to no avail. There was little financial assistance offered for his major and no offered internship opportunities.  It seems he has fallen through every crack that exists. 

Fred is not enrolled at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), so those scholarships are not available to him. 

He has always maintained a very high G.P.A. (3.6), but that has not helped with funding his college tuition.

Last year, Fred was forced to defer attending school his senior year due to finances and other circumstances. 

My father had been in a coma, since July 2015; my grandmother and mother moved in with us, as a result of this. My grandmother and my father, unfortunately, passed away in January and February (respectively) of this year.  These events have put additional financial strain on the family.  Yet Fred has been an UNBELIEVABLE and unselfish help and strength to both his grandmother and me.

Whatever aid you can donate to his cause would be a GREAT blessing.  We all have those moments where we’re at the end of the road of something and need assistance.  Let’s see to it that he has this!  Please feel free to peruse his online portfolio at www.ftgaddy.com .  Freddie and I both appreciate ANY consideration that you can give at this request.
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Hello everyone!

GREAT NEWS (if you haven't already seen my profile picture), but my son, Fred T. Gaddy, has graduated from the School of Visual Arts!!! Graduation was early May at Radio City Music Hall with a 3,7 GPA. I just wanted to thank every one who has helped us complete this mission in being able to finish his last undergraduate year. We still have tuition and fees due but the executives at SVA were gracious and worked with us.

Fred's promise to you all to pay it forward is still in effect!
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02/28/2017: We wanted to provide an update on where Freddie is with his SENIOR year. He is currently in his last and final semester. His graduation date is scheduled for May 9, 2017. Once completed, he will have his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising degree from the School of Visual Arts. Thanks to the generous contributions of so many WONDERFUL people, we have been able significantly reduce his tuition debt. Although we have some hurdles to get over, we are confident that we can meet our goals. Again, THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU…for your donations, your kind words, and your personal contacts. We promise to PAY-IT-FORWARD so that others in need can meet their goals.
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We are officially applying for the $10,000.00 GoFundMe Scholarship. My son is a dedicated and hard-working student who strives for excellence. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our family has experienced a financial downfall. Our hopes and dreams are that Freddie is able to complete his Senior Year at the School of Visual Arts. He has only 6 classes until graduation. The award of the GoFundMe Scholarship is just the help that we need to reach his tuition goals. We would consider this award a Godsend. Please help him, he is deserving. He has proven that he is ALWAYS willing to help someone and it would be wonderful if he could get some help, in return. #GFMScholarship
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Well, as of September 4, 2016 he's back in school for his Senior year. We appreciate all of the assistance that we have received. We still need help getting through the school year and we are grateful for anything that we receive. #GFMScholarship
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Good Luck! :) Hope he does well in his future.

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