I Was Accepted...But I Can't Go

$480 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 7 months
Hi, my name is Alice, and I am a junior at Diamond Bar High School. This past winter, I applied to a couple of summer programs and just found out that I was accepted into COSMOS at UC Irvine. After rejections from other programs, I was elated to discover that I had been accepted. However, my plans of a summer filled with research and labs are halted due the discovery that I might not be able to attend because of the tuition. I did apply for financial aid, but was unable to receive any. 

I believe attending COSMOS would help me grow both as a student and as a person. I wished to attend other summer programs but was unable to even apply because of my parents' wishes for me to stay close to home and of my financial situation. After weeks of negotiations and compromises, I was able to obtain my parents' permission to let me apply to COSMOS. To find out that I still might not be able to go, despite all of my hard work, is heartbreaking.

I am a straight A student with a 4.0 GPA, and my goal is to secure a better future for myself through my own hard work.  Attending this summer program and getting hands-on experience in my future field of profession is the first step to reaching my goal. As a student, I am powerless to change my situation except to plead with my unrelenting parents and turn to the internet in seek of aid.

It is absolutely heart-wrenching for a student like me, who spent hours on her application and worked hard to maintain good grades, to see opportunities slip through her fingers. I don't want to miss out on any chance to supplement my education and help me create the future I envisioned for myself. I hope you can understand my predicament, and I sincerely thank you for any contribution you can make.
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To everyone who kindly supported my campaign:

Thank you so much for all your generous donations and continuous support. The money I raised, along with my savings and income I earned from extra shifts at my job, was enough to pay for a significant portion of my tuition. My parents were able to cover the rest. I could not have done this without all of you, and I sincerely express my gratitude.

I will be heading to UC Irvine in July to attend the summer program, and it becomes that much more meaningful to me knowing that I was only able to go because of individuals who believed in me and supported me, whether through donations or spreading the word. I will not let this opportunity be wasted, and I will treasure every moment of the program, work hard, and make sure that I was worth believing in.

Thank you so, so much to everyone who helped make this possible. I really appreciate all of your support, and I will be forever grateful to all of your kindness and generosity.

Sincerely,
Alice Wang
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Hi everyone! It's been a while, but I'm happy to say I was able to work extra shifts at my part time job, so now I only need about $1000 more. I'm about halfway there, and I will really appreciate it if you can help me share my fundraiser!
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In one week, I have raised $455. Thank you so much to everyone who helped share my fundraiser and everyone who made a contribution. I sincerely thank you, and I hope I can raise at least $1000 by the end of April.
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Three days into my fundraiser, and I've raised 10% of my goal, which is really unexpected. Thank you so much to all of my donors; your contributions mean the world to me!
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$25
Yuwen Wang
7 months ago
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$20
Kim Hirotsu
7 months ago
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$20
Emily Martin
7 months ago
BW
$35
Brianna White
7 months ago
AM
$10
Amy Ma
7 months ago
BC
$15
Betty Chang
7 months ago
$40
Flor Tolley
7 months ago
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Ronald Lopez
7 months ago
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