Second chance for a college student- Reboot



by mason W

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Fund education for college student.


I have started a crowdfunding campaign with the sincerest hopes of successfully raising the funds I need to pay for my college education.

This is the second try and I am confident this time with the support of startjoin community and updated campaign it can be funded.

My Background

I grew up in the southern United States and moved to New England with one of my parents when I was in high school. After high school, I attended community college in Massachusetts, where I attained my associate's degree and transferred to the University of Massachusetts Economics. I began by majoring in economics.

Whilst a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst I was not able to finish my degree, because of a set-back caused by an illness, and without the earning power of a bachelor's degree and no safety support to fall back on I could no longer pay for my college education and had no choice but to withdraw.

Umass Amherst


I was persuaded by friends and peers that a college education isn't valuable, that it is a piece of paper and that there are far better things to do with my life, but I simply cannot agree.

So this year, I applied again to a university near, where I grew up in North Carolina and was accepted. However, the financial aid and cost of tuition has left me with a prospect of not being able to finish my education again - here is where seek for your support.



My passion

Since I was a child, it was a dream of mine to go to college, I grew up down the street from one and I would attend class with my mother and be in awe of the beauty of the college campus, of the relax and ease which students carried themselves and in awe of knowledge which was conveyed. I remember while in class at the young age of 9 I would eagerly raise my hand when the professor asked a question and answer it. It was a dream that became established in my mind that went unfulfilled.

I think a very important question to ask and I can answer is what are my future plans and how will I utilize the full potential of a college education and make the best of it.

While a student at Community College I was a regular recipient of dean's list reward; while a student at Umass my GPA major in economics was a 3.5. I have a wide variety of interests and have ran for public office and won, worked for the president of a state senate, clerked for an attorney, worked as a teacher's assistant for the disabled, was a member of a prestigious private college investment fund, conducted an engineering project into wind turbines, received rewards and had my artwork displayed in shows and been published in student newspapers and a congressional newspaper.

My work as a student journalist can be found here:

All of my work and experiences, I have included in my LinkedIn profile - which you’re welcome to take a look and send me any questions:

My plans

I have many interests and while I love them all I was always oriented towards the practical and intended to pursue a career in law or economics or to continue my love of learning and teaching and become a professor. I have a year remaining to complete my degree and afterwards I intend to pursue an advance degree in Europe, specifically Italy. One such college is the University of Milan where I can major in political science taught in English.

University of Milan


It is my hope while in Europe to study International Politics and learn in person about European culture, literature and history.

Only with your help will it be possible. I hope you contribute to my campaign and share it with others.

Pictures of rewards

College T-shirt:


Amherst T-shirt:



Nylon Bag:


23K Gold Label Pin: