**So excited to share that we made it to 100%!!!! As of now we are at 103%! I'm totally speechless and so thankful to everyone that shared, donated, commented and shared words of encouragement (according to go fund me it was 670 shares!!!!). I can't wait to start school next week. My dream is to return to Northern Arizona and teach Poetry or Creative Writing. But one step at a time and this definitely is a BIG step towards my dreams <3<3<3. ** Ahé'hee'. Thank you! XOXOX-Amber McCrary
Recently I was rejected for a scholarship that I was hoping would cover the last 3 credits (each credit in my grad program is $1,000) of my graduate school requirements for this upcoming academic year. In addition to a tribal scholarship and a fellowship that helps fund my tuition, I will be possibly working two part time jobs this fall on campus to cover living costs. I can't think of any other outside funding besides 1. The pocket change I get from selling zines or 2. Selling my car which I need to drive around the bay, and to and from Arizona.
As a graduate student in MFA program at Mills College I currently have a 4.0 GPA and was recently awarded a community collaborator award through my writing program. This award supports a proposed project in which I will be teaching 4-5 zine/writing workshops in the bay area primarily with the Indigenous community. And lastly, I will be working on my thesis which is also the manuscript for my first book of poetry.
I wanted to share the exciting news about my Community Collaborator award when I started the planning process but I felt it is necessary that I am not just sitting at home looking at my computer all day during the school year. I will be extremely busy with school, work, working on my Community Collaborator project in the bay and finishing my book. If could fit in a full time job I would to help pay for my classes but it does not seem possible with extra projects and a 14 credit hour load this semester.
Every little bit helps even the costs of cup of coffee $3.00 will get me closer to finishing my book and receiving my Master of fine arts in creative writing.
Also, as a thank you, if you make a donation of $50 or more I can send you all four of my zines as a big thank you.
Thank you for your time and consideration upon reading my email.