HELP MOE GRADUATE!

$2,495 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 34 months
Moe Abbott  SEATTLE, WA

Hello Internet Chum!

Thank you for taking the time to gander upon my digital appeal for financial aid! Way to go You!

I am a senior Graphic Design student at the Art Institute of Seattle. I have spent the last four years completely saturating myself in everything design...and everything caffeinated, sleeping little and studying a LOT, as I grow ever closer to acquiring that grand piece of paper declaring my graduation with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design.

Frustratingly, I find myself (mid spring quarter), unable to pay for my last two quarters of school, and staring wantonly into the drained pool of financial aid, pondering my future options. "I could apply for a personal loan...wait, I already have one of those and am currently paying it off. I could request more hours at work or get a second nursing job...but then I won't have time for homework, and much of my spare time is spent helping to care for Eli, [my disabled brother]. GAH! I'm just going to have to win the Lottery!"

Then, a dear friend of mine, clever man that he is, suggested I hop on this site and see if I can convince you fine people to help a girl out, which would be extremely generous of you.

One class at my school is $1,500. That's ONE class! Each quarter, for a full-time student such as myself, is 4 to 5 classes. So, by the end of it, I'm looking at a quarterly tuition charge of $6,000, and $12,000 needed to finish. That's $12,000 extra I don't have. After I pay my bills each month, I'm lucky to have any spare amount to put towards the purchase of an extra pack of Ramen noodles. (Don't judge, with some mixed vegetables and an egg, that stuff is pretty darn good!)

I plan to do a lot with my last two quarters of school. I am currently working on my thesis, which explores the advantages and affordances of simplification standards in User Interface design, as a response to advancments in digital technology. I intend to examine the possibilities of creating a set of unified design standards for UI design, in the hopes of meeting the unique needs of individual populations (illiterate, cognitively impared, physically disabled . . .), as applied to digital interfaces for education, medicine, and consumer uses.

My senior project will take what I have learned through my thesis, and apply my findings towards developing universally usable interfaces for patient-used medical devices. I hope to encourage and influence the future of medical UI design, to be accessible  and usable by all patients. 

So, dear internet Chum, having previously spent the last hour staring my financial adviser in the face and begging her to let me learn for free, here I am asking for your kind help. Any amount of support, big or small, won't go unappreciated, and absolutely every penny will go into my educational bank account. If you can spot me, just this once, I thank you. Eternally!

For those that donate $20 or less, I bequeath to you an mp3 of the title track off my 2nd album, "Woe Is Me". It's a good one!

To those who donate $50, I will happily send you a beautifully composed song of gratitude! Complete with ukulele, claps, and oodles of harmonies.

Any who donate $100, will receive not one, not two, but all three of my albums. These are my babies, so treat them well.

AND, for anyone amazing enough to donate $1,000 or more, have I got a treat for you! Along with receiving all three of my albums Winston himself, of the Seattle based music venue Winston's Lair, will personally deliver to you a dozen delicious cupcakes and a special personalized thank you video. SERIOUSLY! I have had the immense pleasure of performing at Winston's Lair, and it remains one of the most spectacular experiences of my life.
http://www.winstonslair.com/

:D The below links will connect you to my personal portfolio site as well as my online music profile. A million thanks unto you!

-Moe Abbott

MOE'S DESIGN PORTFOLIO

MOE'S MELODIC MASTERPIECES

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Update 15
Posted by Morgan "Moe" Abbott
27 months ago
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So close and yet still so far. I'm working hard this week to get everything ready for graduation. Printing, mockups, resumes, business cards, etc. I'm eager to stand next to my amazing classmates and show off my skills and hard work. Please share this link if you can. Thank you so much!
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Update 14
Posted by Morgan "Moe" Abbott
27 months ago
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We're more than halfway there team!!! I have to make my payment on December 19th. I've been busting my butt to prepare for graduation. Thanks for all the support!
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Update 13
Posted by Morgan "Moe" Abbott
27 months ago
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Hi everyone,

My last day of school...(woohoo!)...is December 19th. I can't believe I managed to do it with how much other stuff I've had on my plate, but your support has been a great help. I'm so close, but financially I still have a lot to pay the school for tuition. My last payment to the school (required to graduate) is about $3,500. I'm so close! We can do it team.

Please and thank you!
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Update 12
Posted by Morgan "Moe" Abbott
29 months ago
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Hi everyone, I just finished my meeting with the school, and this WILL be my last quarter.

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

December 19th will be my last day, and then I get to present my portfolio and senior project to the public at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Then....I GET A JOB! AAAAAH! (I can't wait)

I have 5 classes this final quarter, and could really use a little extra help in paying for them. One class is $1,500. I have $2,105 to put towards this final quarter (thank you kind donors). That's almost two classes paid for. I get to take the classes regardless, however I won't be able to officially graduate until they are paid for.

You have all been amazing in helping me thus far, and I am so grateful.

Your hard working student,
Moe
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$2,495 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 34 months
Created May 6, 2014
S:
$100
She Who Birthed You :)
27 months ago
$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
EG
$20
Eva Gillespie
27 months ago
YA
$100
Your Mum again!
27 months ago
SD
$50
Stephen Davis
29 months ago

Because just in case.

TD
$20
tony dattilo
29 months ago
AR
$50
Aaron Rutten
29 months ago
ET
$50
Elisa Taylor
29 months ago

keep on keepin' on!

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$100
Your Monthly Mum Donation :)
29 months ago
SL
$5
Sian Lane
29 months ago

Well look at what you find when you pull your head out of the sand! I have one too that I'm suppoting... Flight Club Foundation and their Seattle Parrot Expo. Please pass the word. I'e challenged all belly dancers to make a difference.

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