Hi again, you guys might already know me. This might not be about UX or career on UX itself, but I’ll still post it since I am desperate and this could help anyone that has a similar problem as mine. But first of all no, this not about asking financial help here directly or crowdfunding here directly for my own problems, since I already did that here and it looks like it’s forbidden and not allowed here. I’m simply here to ask for you some help finding scholarships (if that even exist out there), fundings from others, finding some UX competitions out there with money rewards to help me finally afford the UX online courses that I want and finally break into UX and launch my career to start over.
Let me tell you about myself first, my reasons, my problems, and my motivations first real quick,
I’m 18 btw, and I’m from the Philippines. And I feel I’m stuck right here in a dead end, I’m currently on college that I no longer want to finish now (I’m taking BSCS) because it doesn’t have anything to do with UX, I can’t switch to any UX related college course here because simply our curriculum doesn’t exist and support that yet, and will not help me further on finding a UX job even when I finish it, now that I knew that your design portfolio is what matters when breaking into UX. I also feel like the whole college experience is so redundant, depressing, stressful, and just a bunch of waste of money and 4 more unbearable years of my life (currently on 2nd year).
That’s why I wanted to switch into that UX online course instead, and with that job guarantee, I think I could start my life over on that independently (move over finally from the family) and finally do and practice what I love to do now.
But the that 6 grand price always hold me back, plus I think I’ll need more than that for some starting living expenses and travel expenses for the networking, meeting with mentor events, applying for the jobs (I was thinking and dreaming of a UX job on the Silicon Valley companies that I love right away, since I always use them and love them, I have so many ideas to improve them and offer my talent, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify, Microsoft, Samsung, am I not being realistic here)
Now with my options, with scholarships, especially for a non-traditional students like me, it’s hard to find such scholarship grants with this type of education that I been wanting. I have trouble searching it online, there’s no such thing that really fits to what I need, I don’t even know if this really even exist out there
Now this is the part where I will ask for you guys some help because I’m desperate now. Do you guys happen to know anything, out there, that could help me, either a company, a foundation, a website or even a person that could help and support me with this? Financial funding, scholarships grantees that you can recommended that can I approach, maybe even that is UX related? Or even just some small or big UX contest that you know of, competitions out there that’s still happening right now, that I could join, to get even some money to fund this, while also practicing my skills at the same time in hopes that I only win? Anything that you know, websites, ways, things that I could do, or even just tips to help me find some money for this, get started.
Thanks I guess