jasmine sent a message to Stephen A. Schwarzman – Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, The Blackstone Group L.P. – Email Address that said:
Dear Mr. Schwarzman,
I am not sure if you will even get this email and I know this is a long shot but I thought it would be worth a try. My name is Jasmine Pathan and I am a freshman at the University of Washington in Seattle. I intend to major in psychology, want to pursue a career in the medical field, and aspire to become a pediatrician.
When I was 4 my parents got a divorce and my mom has been taking care of me and my brother ever since. I was born in the US but we moved to Taiwan for my middle school years because my mom wanted to me learn Chinese. After that, my mom sent me back to the US to complete high school so I could attend a college in the US, and for a better future. Now my mom works in Taiwan and lives with my brother while I study in the states. My family has never been wealthy. I grew up in a not so well off neighborhood in Queens, NY. The demographics were mainly low income immigrants, my family included. Since I was a kid, my mom never let money get in the way of my education. After explaining our financial background to my private school, they let me attend although we were not able to pay the full tuition. She sent me to a private school on Long Island and drove more than 10 miles every day to give me the best education she could provide me.
Now that I am in college, the financial burden of my tuition is getting even greater on my mom. The amount of aid I am able to receive in addition to what my mother is able to contribute to my education is still not enough to cover my college expenses, especially with medical school in mind. I was wondering if you would sponsor me and help me pay for college? It would really mean a lot to me. I realize I have nothing to give back to you as of right now, but in the future when I am financially secure, I would be willing to help other low income students pay for their tuition. I believe in karma. If you give me a chance, I will give back to the society when I have the abilities.
Thank you for your time and consideration.