Y'all know I'm busting my tookus to get into the Sibelius Academy next year, and I could use your help.
Just getting overseas and paying for accommodations plus food is going to cost me a bit under a couple of grand. After that, if I get in, I have to pay for a residence permit and airfare to return to Finland, plus get a bunch of my stuff shipped (and to get the permit, I have to show that I have enough to support myself without the aid of the Finnish government).
So, if you can, please please PLEASE contribute a few dollars to my Indiegogo campaign to help me cover these expenses. I expect some scholarship backup, but I won't see any of that money until the school year starts, and these expenses and funds provenances will all come before I even set foot in Finland again. Not only is this a longtime goal, but I will likely be the first African-American student they've had, so you'll be helping to diversify a relatively homogeneous institution as well.
If you can help, I'm grateful. Even if you can't, share the link around to your friends and encourage them to help if they can as well!
Thank you in advance, whether you donate or signal boost!