Brampton Student Successfully Raises Enough Money to go to Harvard
By Mario Alfaro
July 10, 2019
It’s official, Na’Shantéa Miller of Brampton is going to fulfill her dream of attending Harvard University.
A month after running a crowdfunding campaign to pay her first years’ tuition, Miller says she’s successfully secured enough funds to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School to work towards a Masters in Public Policy.
Miller, A Turner Fenton Secondary School graduate, was accepted into the program but had just weeks to come up with the C$113,000 to pay for her first year. She started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $75,000, which along with her savings, would be enough to cover the costs.
Harvard required Miller to show she had the necessary C$113,000 to cover her first year, and she was offered a loan by a company to help make up the difference, but it didn’t meet Harvard’s criteria.
But Miller eventually found a credit union that will help her make up she shrotfall. Miller says she has several people to thank for their help, including people from her church, North Park Worship Centre.
Miller says she’s thrilled to start working towards her master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in business and government policy this fall.