Graduate School Education for a Future Perfumer

Graduate School Education for a Future Perfumer

From Nicholas Pascucci

My name is Nicholas, and I am from the United States. My life's goal is to become a perfumer. I have been accepted into the best school on the planet for my field, and I need assistance with the tuition.

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My name is Nicholas, and I am from the United States. I'd like to start off by thanking you for clicking on my fundraiser. 

Now, my life goal is to become a perfumer. I have always felt a pull between art and science, but throughout the entirety of my life, scent has been my passion.  Think about a scent that you hold dear. It could be the perfume of a loved one. Maybe it's the smell of a candle you buy every year. Perhaps even something as everyday as the scent of clean clothes and laundry detergent. A perfumer is the person who makes those smells happen. They pour their passion and creativity into something that in turn brings joy, comfort, nostalgia, and happiness to the world. This process is highly specialized chemistry, and although creative, is extraordinarily technical. It is the perfect intersection of science and creativity, all while allowing someone to bring smiles to the faces of people all around the world. That is why I want to be a perfumer. 

During my undergraduate, I studied Chemistry in anticipation for this career path. Following that, I applied to ISIPCA, the best school on the planet for perfumery, and I made it through their rigorous application process into the Scent Design and Creation program. ISIPCA is incredibly well known in the fragrance world, and is akin to being accepted into MIT to become and engineer. I took a year off between undergraduate and graduate and worked an unrelated full time job in order to help fund my first of three years in this program.

This program, although well known in the industry, is not covered under the United States title 4, so student loans do not work for this program. My family is low-middle income, and my father has just retired, so I am unable to take personal loans to cover my remaining 2 years of education before I enter the workforce. I don't like to ask for help unless there is no other option. 

In total, I am asking for assistance reaching a goal of $30,000 USD. This would cover my last 2 years of tuition, as well as food and rent for the same amount of time. To be fully transparent, that is $10,000 per year for tuition and $5000 per year for food and rent. 

If you have read through this far, I would like to thank you. If you are unable to commit to helping financially, I would greatly appreciate you sharing this. Any little bit helps.

Thank you,

Nicholas Pascucci

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