Help Florence Paget Pay For NYU

Hello, my name is Florence, and I have just been accepted into the prestigious NYU Tisch School for screenwriting. However, what makes my acceptance so unique is after immigrating from France at the age of four with my family, I was not able to read or write until the age of ten.

At school, my teachers thought I had learning development issues and was put in remedial English classes from grades K through 8. I did not enjoy school and had mediocre grades. I found solace watching TV and films and at the age of 14, I wrote my first screenplay. I would continue to write screenplays and episodic scripts throughout high school and adulthood but my writings were done in secret since I felt that being a scriptwriter was a pipe dream.

After high school, I did not immediately attend college but took care of my mom instead. A year after I moved to Wisconsin to find work and took various odd jobs, I worked in retail, banking, and healthcare. After a while, I got tired of the snow and moved back home. I went to my local community college for a year and then dropped out because I was more concerned with working a nine-to-five job and making money.

Two years later, I realized I was miserable at my job and lacked passion and went back to school at Hartnell College, and I am so thankful I did! I had the privilege of meeting some wonderful professors, especially my screenwriting professor, who encouraged me to apply for NYU when I expressed interest. I was even able to work on one feature-length picture and two short films during this time and acted and wrote for them.

Being able to achieve this goal has been nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, NYU is amazingly expensive. While I have received some grants, it's still not enough to help with the high cost of attending. Any money received will help me pay for my tuition and room and board without acquiring a crippling amount of debt that will send me in a debtors prison, this includes the $1000 housing deposit needed for the Fall 2020 semester.

I fear that I will not be able to attend NYU because of the high price tag. I have wanted to attend the school for years, and I hope to do so, but I cannot afford to take on a student loan that could cost me over $100,000.

Again any donations are greatly appreciated, and I thank you so much for helping me.

Donations

  • Laurent A Paget 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 3 mos
  • Florence Wilson 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Laurent Paget  
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer

Florence Paget 
Organizer
Marina, CA
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