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Dear Friends and Donors,

On May 22, 2020, I graduated with an Associate Degree from Montgomery College (MC) in Silver Spring, MD as an Honors Student of the year at MC, Takoma Park Campus. Like millions of 2020 grads in America, I too, graduated from home with my DC host family. With supports from Lauren and Paul, I successfully raised a total of $52,500 to pay for my education and transportation expenses, and that thankfully to all my friends and donors. I would have not made it this far without each and every one of you. Kindly note that I have been contributing 50% of my work study earnings for a total of $19,567.

In November 2019, I started applying to several 4-year liberal arts colleges in the U.S. to earn my Bachelor’s Degree. In early March 2020, I was admitted at three colleges: Mount Holyoke, Smith College, and Dickinson College. After a critical evaluation, I made a decision to accept Smith College’s admission offer.

Since Smith College offers a generous financial aid package, I am no longer seeking donation funds to support my education expenses. I hope you will still follow up on my education journey as I move forward to a new chapter at Smith College.

I continue to remain thankful to all my friends and donors who have supported me in my educational journey in the US. 

Phounam Pin