Name: Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi
Course: Political Science and International Relations
University: St Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Graduation Date: Final Year student to finish December 2017
To Raise: $USD7700 Approx $AUD9,500 Incl fees
Student ID: Provided
Tobi as fondly called by friends and family was born in Nigeria and had always dreamt of studying in the United States with hopes of becoming a diplomat. Her dreams came true when she got admitted to study Political Science and International Relations in St Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States in 2014 and received full financial support from her parents. As a student, she has served in several organisations like, student government, university ambassador and national society for leadership and success taking leadership roles and making a difference on her campus. She is a contributor to the University Newspaper and writes for Odyssey (a blog for college students). She has also interned for the local Democratic Farmer Labor Party Campaign in St. Cloud. She volunteers with several cultural organisations like the African Students organisation and the Multicultural Student Services.
Reason For Financial Difficulty: Tobi lost her Dad in December 2016 who was her primary support for her education. Since her Dad's death the responsibility of her education rested on her mum who is an admin staff in the University Of Ilorin, Nigeria but was made redundant in June 2017.
Attempts to support herself: She has taken up a few manual jobs but the wages are barely enough to cover cost of feeding and accomodation let alone tuition. Tobi tried taking out personal loans but was declined as she is on a student visa which expires in December 2017 and not suitable for lending. Opened a GoFund me page which has raised nothing till date
Expected Graduation Date: Tobi has one more semester left to finish her degree after which she hopes to return to Nigeria to pursue her dream of becoming a diplomat and a leader in empowering women education. Her Graduation date is on the 15 December 2017. If she is not able to complete this last semester of her four year degree she will not be able to graduate with her classmates.
Deadline to Raise Tuition: She has been given till the 20th September to pay up outstanding tuition or she will have her student visa terminated following which she will be deportated and a loss of all the years and effort she has put in to get a degree in her career.
Checks: We identified Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi as a genuine student of St Cloud University MN, United States and a current F-1 Study Visa.
Please every dollar will count towards supporting Tobi's education as she is in her final year. your support will go a long way to help her finish strong.