Help Iz Go To Grad School

My name is Israel Oluwatobi Daramola, a Nigerian-American writer working in New York City. I recently got into a dream program at NYU to get a creative writing MFA, workshop in Paris, and work on a novel I've wanted to create for the past four years. 
Unfortunately due to financial dire straits, I am not eligible for federal or private aid to pay for school.

The first semester starts in a month and I would need at least $5000 to pay for it, and much more to cover the rest of the year but I am hoping to at least raise money for this summer session at first. 

I have been a freelance culture writer for a lengthy period of time, writing for places like Pitchfork, Spin, The Ringer, Rolling Stone, Noisey, Genius, and the Fader. I am hoping to begin my career as a fiction writer through this MFA program, though I've also written original screenplays for film and Youtube. I even won a student Emmy as part of the short film Riverment, which I helped write for, I hope to write original, smart, darkly comic stories about the black and immigrant experience in America.

Each semester costs about $8500. If you have it in your heart to donate I hope you do or at the very least share so that others might help. Since the program starts July 10th, I am very clearly running out of time and feel my back against the wall. I need all the help I can get to attend this dream program.
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Israel Daramola
Brooklyn, NY

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