Graduate Study Fund - Cornell

A London girl going to Cornell University...

Graduate Study Fund - Cornell
  • £160

    pledged of £94,000

    • 6


    • 0


Completion Date: Sat 16 Jun 2018

A short summary of your project

With your help, I will be making my way to Ithaca NY….I have been accepted into Cornell University’s Masters in Labour Relations program, I knew I had a chance of being accepted just like everyone, but it has now fast become a reality. Cornell University is an amazing Ivy League School in Ithaca NY and I need your help to make this dream a reality. The goal is to raise between £45,000 to £94,000.

Who are you?

My Name  Olubukunola Odumosu…everyone calls me Bukky, I’m 30 and currently live in London, I have two younger sisters and work in Accounts - I have been keen for a career change and decided to pursue a Masters in Industrial Labour Relations. I am somewhat active, I love trying new things especially for charity - In the past I have taken part in the 3 Peak Challenge - my toughest mental and physical challenge to date. Attending Cornell, will be a new and exciting challenge, one that will help shape my professional future.

Your story

Having had all my formative years in Nigeria and subsequently moving to the United Kingdom at the age of 11, I would say my life experiences have been unique. For the past 19 years of living in the UK, my family and I have experienced a roller coaster of life events. Through all of this, I have witnessed first-hand my what it is to be diligent and hard working to ensure one's success in life. Planning the next stage of my life has always been a decision I knew not to take lightly, the pursuit of a Graduate Degree has always been the next step, but felt out of reach because of the financial implications.

Where will the money go?

Assuming I reach my full target, the money raised will go towards costs for two academic years:

Tuition - £50,000

Accommodation - £37,000

Student Health Insurance  - £4,300 and some relocation costs.

In the event, I exceed my target the extra funds will become a rainy day fund - I am going to be in New York for a minimum of two years and to say anything could happen is an understatement!

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Help us succeed!

  • You don't need to give money to help me succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support me– on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.

    In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.

    And I know I said you don't need to give money to help, but would love it if you did! Please sponsor me and help make this happen.