Interlochen Arts Academy fund

$525 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 17 months
I'm Anna Tomlinson, a 14-year-old dancer from the small town of Grayling Michigan endeavoring to attend Interlochen Arts Academy.  Currently I'm homeschooled and dance at a great local studio upwards of 25 hours weekly, but desire a more intense learning environment surrounded with students as committed to their art forms as I am . While I am incredibly grateful to have been accepted to the academy (and even awarded a partial scholarship!), the cost is immense nonetheless.

Ever since discovering the possibility of attending boarding school for dance, I have been striving to make it happen.  I clean motel rooms, sell artwork, and work the basic fundraisers: bake sales, charity dinners, and can drives.  I am so thankful to the members of my community who have already supported me in so many ways, and I hope this campaign will reach others who might assist me in this step to further my artistic development.

The full price to board at Interlochen Arts Academy is $59,500/year.  A scholarship reduces this and my parents cover as much as possible.  If I can raise this money, it will help cover the tuition along with additional expenses such as:
•mac laptop
•pointe shoes
I aim to cover as many of these additional expenses as possible, as my parents have already made sacrifices for my attendance and I would hate for my tuition to further burden them.

I would be endlessly grateful for any donation and even the smallest amount will help.  If you can't donate any money, just sharing this cause with friends or family would mean so much to me.  I'm beyond excited for what is coming for me next year and I hope I can relieve my parents of the extra costs so as to make my experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible!  Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I hope you will consider sharing it or donating.

Below is a link to my contemporary solo video and a few pictures of it.


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So far I've raised over $3000 outside of this campaign through a yard sale, cleaning motel rooms, and hosting a charity taco dinner!
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$525 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 17 months
Created May 2, 2017
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Carrie Ervin
16 months ago

Congrats, Heather and I wish you all the luck, and just know you will do great!!!! Love Carrie and Heather

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