New York Conservatory Tuition Fund

I'm an aspiring actress trying to advance in  my career in the film business. I recently got accepted into the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and I could not be more excited for this once in a lifetime opportunity. This summer-intensive program is taught by the best in the business, and having the chance to attend it could make all the difference in my journey. 
     This past winter break, I was invited to the International Modeling and Talent Agency (IMTA) competition in Los Angeles, California. This is the largest talent competition in the world, and I placed in numerous acting categories. It was from this event that I was discovered by the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. This opportunity is necessary to further strengthen my skills, which is vital for the progression of my career. If I am unable to pay this tuition, the chances of finding another opportunity this prestigious will be slim to none.
     However, as I am a soon-to-be college graduate, I have multiple other expenses to account for, which hinders my ability to pay the full tuition in time. FAFSA has been able to help me through the University of Iowa thusfar, but, without a cosigner, it is extremely difficult to get any type of substantial loan, on top of my existing loans, especially for a summer program.  As far as my target amount, the expenses include:

Tuition itself: $2,000
Housing/Living Expenses: $1,360

Total: $3,360
Required by Friday, March 30th, 2018.

     My goal amount of $3,360 does not include round-trip airfare, professional head shots, acting coaches, food, or previous student loans, which I will also have to make monthly payments on following graduation. With the current job I hold, I will work relentlessly to cover these expenses on my own. Essentially, I am only asking for what I absolutely need to get by. 
     Any amount, large or small, will help. Being the youngest of three kids, with one working parent, makes our financial situation very tight. My parents love and support me, but unfortunately, I need a little outside assitance in order to take the next step in making my dreams come true. Words cannot express how much this means to me, or how thankful I would be for any donation from those who are able to lend a helping hand. 

With Much Gratitude,
Jessica Johnson

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Jess Johnson
Iowa City, IA

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