Funding the future of your college with the help of others!
What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?
A scientist who discovers a cure for HIV? A scientist who discovers a cure for Cancer? An entrepreneur that transforms a startup into a Global company? Young people nowadays may have the potential to reach those goals but may lack the education opportunity to do so.
Crowdfunding is trending for funding new businesses or ideas a person may have. Companies such as Kickstarter, Crowdrise, and many others are very successful in this field. But I realized that there are also crowdfunding opportunities given to students in order to attend college. Nowadays Educational funding is very popular one site that offers it is called GoFundMe. Around 130,000 accounts have been created in the GoFundMe website, raising more than $20 million dollars in 2015 for educational purposes. Through a Crowdfunding site a young person could tell his/her story and could be given the opportunity to attend college and reach his/her dreams! Maybe one of those persons could be the next scientist who discovers the cure for cancer!
Crowdfunding is a great Idea for students to share their story and get funded by others. I started to research and basically all of them are websites, what about the low-income students that don't have access to them? During the research I read in some articles that some people did not want to donate since it could be a scam, and I thought what if it was not a scam?
I think this is a very innovative way to get funded in order to get a high education degree or at least lower your costs for obtaining an educational degree. This could be an inspiration in order to develop future ideas!
How can a person who does not have access to Internet get funded from this websites? How can we engage the colleges to support crowdfunding? In what other ways can we take advantage from this Crowdfunding Websites?
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