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Please help me pay my tuition costs so I can give more to the community

$1,991 of $33,333 goal
Given by 35 generous donors in around 6 months

Hey beautiful people, please support me to study for my Masters in music so I can contribute more to the community.

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Hello everyone,

I received an offer to study for my Masters in Music at the University of Southampton in the UK and I need help to pay the tuition costs. As an international student the tuition fees are £26,500, which is horrendously huge!!

Despite that, I am so motivated to do this and I really believe this is an important step to take. I have witnessed the power of music for healing, well-being, and mental health. After my husband's suicide, music propelled me to undertake projects that helped both myself and others heal from trauma and the difficult journey of life. (You can hear some of my story in the attached video.)

I am passionate to continue to enhance my skills in order to inspire people of all ages to access this power. I am committed to giving back to the community and using my abilities to make a positive impact on society. By earning a Master's degree, I will not only enhance my own artistic capabilities but will also acquire the tools and knowledge necessary to contribute to the advancement of community connection and improved mental health through music.

I have chosen the University of Southampton because of its prestigious reputation as a research-led institution with top-notch faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, allowing me to hone my skills and gain valuable connections and hands-on experience.

I so appreciate your support, no matter how big or small.

With love from Emily

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This will go towards paying my tuition fees

whatever funds I raise from this fundraiser will be used to pay my tuition, even if I don’t reach my target goal

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I GOT THE SCHOLARSHIP!!!!!!   25 May 2024

I finally received the email from the University of Southampton that I’ve been eagerly awaiting all month. I GOT THE SCHOLARSHIP!!!!!!

This is what the message said:

We are delighted to inform you that the University of Southampton has selected you to receive the  Arts and Humanities Deans Global Talent Scholarship.

Your Scholarship is equivalent to the amount of a £10,000 fee discount for first year of postgraduate study.


Thank you all so much for your contributions so far. Now we are even closer to the goal.

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Jasper on 25 May 2024
Congratulations Emily! This is wonderful news. I am really looking forward to seeing how this scholarship expands and brightens your horizons and cultivates your connection with community.
Emily Macklow

Thank you so much, Jasper. I deeply appreciate your support and encouragement.

Emily Macklow
Charlie on 10 Mar 2024
Much appreciation to you for bringing joy, connection, growth, laughter and reflection to all those who sing with you... I've got a lot out of our singing journey. 🙏 Wishing you all the best for this next challenging chapter so you can continue to raise the vibration! Much love to you...xx
Emily Macklow

Huge aroha to you too, Charlie, and many thanks for your contribution towards my cause. It was so good to see you and sing with you again. xx

Emily Macklow
Pauline on 09 Mar 2024
All the very best Em
Emily Macklow

Thank you so much for your generous support, Pauline!

Emily Macklow
Happy Singers
Happy Singers on 08 Mar 2024
This is from the collection jar at the singing workshop, with love from many.
Emily Macklow

I appreciate the support!

Emily Macklow
Hayat on 08 Mar 2024
Hope it keeps multiplying for you
Emily Macklow

Thank you, Hayat. May it do the same for you. xx

Emily Macklow

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This campaign started on 4 Feb 2024 and ends on 2 Oct 2024.