I am one of 60 students from around the world who is accepted to attend the Open Jar Institute (in NYC) for a week-long summer musical theatre intensive. As I am currently in the process of graduating early, applying to colleges and for scholarships (which is considerable travel with limited funds), my ability to accept a position in the intensive program- a once in a lifetime opportunity for me- comes down solely to being able to afford tuition, room, and board, which is due in May. This could be my opportunity to experience the world of Broadway from the inside, as tuition covers tickets to multiple shows, studio fees, five full days of classes, and workshops with Broadway actors. It would mean so much to me to be able to attend, and spend a week challenging myself to improve in an art form that I am so very passionate about. Even the slightest bit could help make this a reality, and I would be eternally grateful for any contributions!