Graduate School Fund

My name is Bryon Chikukwa, I was born and raised in Zimbabwe in a family of 3 boys. I am the first in my family to attain a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. It gives me great pleasure as I pursue my Master’s degree in Finance at Babson College. It was a dream come true for me to come to the United States, all because of an airplane that was too small! Whilst waiting to board the second plane Patricia Decker and John Davis got talking about the economic and political future of Zimbabwe. My dad’s comments to them were how he feared for the next generation of young adults growing up in a nation going through extreme inflation and political turmoil without education and no means to help rebuild the economy. Patricia and John who met my dad on their safari trip to Zimbabwe in 2011, thought they could help and 16 months later I was on my way to the United States to complete my senior year of high school! It was hard for me to picture success outside of Zimbabwe after a rough economic crisis in 2008. As the inflation soared to trillions of dollars in a period of 3 years.

While pursuing my Master’s Degree in Finance at Babson, I plan to acquire a deep understanding of the finance industry. I am looking forward to increasing my skills in market research, theoretical and practical business and financial knowledge that can be used to improve third world countries. A degree from Babson College will give me the education and experiential learning that will aid me in acquiring the financial skills I will need to bring back to Zimbabwe.  

With your continued support towards my education, I will be able to build a brighter future for my family and my country. When I graduate, my long-term goal is to use the experience acquired from Babson to start my own financial consulting business and to be an influential player in the reconstruction of my country's economy. With your help and support please help me make my dream possible.






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Chikukwa Bryton 
Holliston, MA
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