A Dreamer with a Disability

$1,080 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 18 months
Created September 30, 2017
By some miracle, I have an unconditional offer of acceptance to the University of Dundee, which is near the central-east coast of Scotland! The problem is, with the cost of tuition, wheelchair-accessible living [on or off campus], caregiving, disability accommodation, transportation, and daily necessities, accepting the offer of a Part-Time Writing Practice and Study MLitt will only happen  in my unconscious.    
Please help make this dream come true!

To clear up any confusion, your donations go to my savings, which is through my mom. Karen Smaalders.

BUDGET:

Expenditures

A.     Tuition: for both years = GBP16450 ($21,412.13)

B.     Room and board and incidentals (on campus): GBP8000 ($11,200)/year ($11,200)

C.     Cost of caregivers 7 hours a day at ~GBP15/hr: ~GBP750/wk.  (NHS calculator for Glasgow estimates £37,000 ($51,595)/ year. This assumes hiring is possible with gaps in time)

D.     Cost of accommodations (notetakers, scribes, testing, etc.): ~GBP25/hr, ~GBP150/wk, estimated at GBP6750 ($9414)/yr

E.     Travel to Dundee (to and from):

a.     August 2018 with accompanying person $1600 RT each for flight to Edinburgh via NYC = $3200

b.     One visit home during school year (optional): $3200                                               

Total for 1 year (not including medical expenses): $109,435.13
 

Revenue in UK:

A.     SSI                               0

B.     DSHS/Medicaid   0

C.     GET funds               0

D.     GoFundMe              ?

E.     Scholarships             ? 
(Probably 0, though: UK/EU      scholarships (I have EU citizenship) or those with disabilities are almost all limited to those EU citizens who have had an EU address for the past three years, and the vast majority of US scholarships are only for US schools.)

F.     Other                       $5000?
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To clear up any confusion, your donations go to my savings, which is through my mom. Karen Smaalders.
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I know this is a steep ask, and that it's always been a long shot, but I'm still holding out hope.




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PROGRAM: Writing Practice and Study MLitt Part-time

Expenditures:

A. Tuition: for both years = GBP16450 ($21,412.13)

B. Room and board and incidentals (on campus): GBP8000 ($11,200)/year ($11,200)

C. Cost of caregivers 7 hours a day at ~GBP15/hr: ~GBP750/wk. (NHS calculator for Glasgow estimates £37,000 ($51,595)/ year. This assumes hiring is possible with gaps in time)

D. Cost of accommodations (notetakers, scribes, testing, etc.): ~GBP25/hr, ~GBP150/wk, estimated at GBP6750 ($9414)/yr

E. Travel to Dundee (to and from):

a. August 2018 with accompanying person $1600 RT each for flight to Edinburgh via NYC = $3200

b. One visit home during school year (optional): $3200



Total (Without return expenses and medical expenses): $90,509



Revenue in UK:

A. SSI 0

B. DSHS/Medicaid 0

C. GET funds $5,000?

D. GoFundMe ?

E. Scholarships ?

(Probably 0, though: UK/EU scholarships (I have EU citizenship) or those with disabilities are almost all limited to those EU citizens who have had an EU address for the past three years, and the vast majority of US scholarships are only for US schools.)

F. Other ?
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I got in to the University of Dundee! HOLY SMOKES, BATMAN, I never dreamed that I would be potentially living and studying on the east coast of central Scotland. Well, obviously I dreamed it, or I wouldn't have gone for it. But now, it's a real, honest-to-goodness possibility!
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Raised by 18 people in 18 months
Created September 30, 2017
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