Hey there. My name is Christopher Anderson, a sophomore in college. Ever since high school, I’ve wanted to study moviemaking. I love making short films with my friends and youtube videos in my free time. I enjoy watching those behind-the-scenes videos and learning how certain movies scenes were made. I wish I had the means to do stuff like that. It is my dream to become a successful movie director, working on sci-fi and action movies. I have a big imagination, and I know filmmaking is a career where I can really let that imagination run wild.
I currently attend Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. It is a small, private college and is very active in the community. Like last year, I will be living on-campus in a dorm. Bethany’s Media Arts program is a very popular and successful major. It has all of the tools needed to become an expert in broadcasting, post-production, and cinematography. In my freshman year of college, I was able to take a few prerequisite classes for the Media Arts major. Unfortunately, none of them gave me video projects to put into a portfolio, which is required to be in the major. Luckily, I was able to finish most of my General Education classes last year, so I am free to take more prerequisites this year and start filling out the portfolio with edited videos.
As is the price of going to a private college, Bethany is expensive. To pay for my freshman and sophomore years, I had taken out some loans. What’s the big deal with that? Well, in a matter of days, the next payment for my freshman loan is due, and I don’t have enough to pay it. My family does not have much money, and my parents are already paying for a lot of important things. I was so excited to go to college, but I’m worried I won’t be able to finish it because of financial issues.
I thought I would be able to afford going to college, and I never saw this problem coming. Please, I really need help achieving this dream. Anything that you are willing to donate would help a lot, and it would really be appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am grateful to everyone who donates. It really means a lot to me that you want to help me accomplish my goal.