If we haven’t met yet, my name is Sojourner McClure. I am 20 years old and pursuing my dream of a professional career in classical music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. I have been playing the guitar for twelve years, and have dedicated more than half of my life to my love of music. Two years ago, I accepted my admissions offer from Peabody knowing that I was taking an incredibly important step in advancing my musical career; but what I could never have anticipated was the countless and invaluable skills and relationships I have fostered while here. What I also couldn’t anticipate is the sheer financial burden of a $40,000+ tuition bill (...I’m taking the “starving college student” colloquialism to a whole new level). Right now, my future at Peabody is in a dangerous position, and I need your help.
My family, in recent months, has suffered a series of events that have left them struggling to pay off my debt to Peabody from last semester. If I can’t pay Peabody before August 6th, only a few short days from now, then I will lose the opportunity to stay in my degree program. Whether it is $1 or $1,000, I appreciate any financial support that you, friends, family, teachers, supporters, and strangers alike, can afford me.
I’m a hard-working and committed student, and all I want is to go back to school in the fall and continue the work that I’ve started. There is so much opportunity for me at Peabody, and I am asking you, humbly and with my whole heart, to help me out of this struggle.
Please share with friends and family, or anyone you know that might be able to help my campaign! Thank you so much for being a part of my journey.