I am a 20-year-old soprano and an aspiring opera singer from South Africa. At the end of March, 2015, I received the happy news that I have been accepted into the music school of my dreams in New York City. The opportunity that has been afforded to me truly is a dream come true.
I have received a scholarship from the school which includes on-campus jobs and will cover 93% of the tuition, but only makes up about 60% of the total projected cost of attendance for my freshman year. With aid from sponsors, family and loans I have managed to raise a further $16,000, which still leaves me with a shortfall of just under $9,000 annually. For a South African earning in Rands (the current Rand Dollar exchange rate is $1 : R12.07) raising $9,000 is not going to be easy. But I’ve already come this far and with your help I believe we can achieve my financial goal!
I am scheduled to move into the residence on the 28th of August, so the deadline for raising all the needed funds is fast approaching... I would be so grateful for any donation of money. And your continued support (in any manner whatsoever) beyond the deadline date will be so greatly appreciated too! Thank you!