Walt Disney once said that “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” My name is Seychelle Doyley and I currently serve as the Head Girl of The Wolmers Trust High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica. I am also a member of Jamaica’s Junior National Field Hockey Team. I have had the privilege of participating in both the Junior Youth Olympic Qualifiers and the Central American and Caribbean Games where I scored 1 international goal and gained 8 national caps respectively. I have also copped a total of 15 grade 1s in the CXC examinations which include four Top-10 placements on the islandwide CSEC Merit List. Despite the global challenges being faced today, I am still focused on achieving more success in this year’s CAPE examinations and have gained a renewed sense of motivation having been accepted to the world-renowned Harvard University.
I have an indescribable love for Biology and an innate passion for philanthropy. As such, I aspire to become a Biomedical Engineer or Research Scientist and in turn, use my knowledge and resources to effect positive change. I am extremely grateful, honored and excited about the tremendous opportunity I have been granted, however, my intense emotions have been subdued as I lack a portion of the finances necessary to attend Harvard this Fall 2020.
Based on the calculations from the Harvard Financial Aid Office, the budgeted costs for the Academic Year 2020-2021 sum to US$83,063. I have been generously awarded US$76,313 in Harvard Faculty Scholarship & Grants which cover the following annual costs:
Tuition & Fees: US$ 54,002
Room US$ 11,364
Board US$ 7,025
Health Insurance US$ 3,922
I am kindly seeking financial assistance/sponsorship to acquire the remaining balance of US$6750. These funds will be used to cover the following annual unbilled costs:
School Expenses US$ 3,500
(School Supplies, Textbooks, Electronics)
Travel Estimate US$ 1,250
(Airfare, Ground Travel)
Start-Up Expenses US$ 2,000
(Seasonal Clothing, Dorm Necessities)
I would however, like to highlight that although the unbilled costs shown before are determined by the Harvard Financial Aid Office, they are approximations that are subject to change given our unfortunate global circumstances. It is also important to note that these costs only apply to my first year at the university and will be recurring fees during my four-year tenure at Harvard.
The matriculation process for admitted students begins promptly on May 1, 2020. I am scheduled to depart in mid-August to participate in Harvard’s First-Year International Pre-Orientation(FIP) Progam. As such, it is important to establish financial security by
June 15, 2020, in order to make the necessary payments and arrangements outlined by the institution.
I sincerely hope that you will make a liberal investment/donation to bring me closer to embarking on this life-changing journey at Harvard University. Thank you in advance. I look forward to a favorable response!
The Wolmer’s Trust High School for Girls