From Maria Bailey at BSMmedia:
There are times when I have the opportunity to ask for nothing from you but pass along a great opportunity because of my personal and professional relationships. This is one of those times.
If you are a mom of a high school student who has an interest in drama, this one is for you.
Two years ago my daughter Morgan attended the Summer Pre-College program at Marist College. The course was such a positive experience for Morgan, our family has maintained close communication with Marist ever since. Last year, Marist gave me scholarships to share with my friends.
One of our MomSelect members took advantage of the scholarship and had nothing but praise for the experience her daughter had at Marist. Yesterday, Marist again offered me a handful of scholarships to the Theatre Pre-College course starting on June 25th, exclusive to my friends - and any moms you might know with a drama kid. The scholarship is for $825 and covers 25% of the total cost of attendance.
I have quite a bit of experience with sending my children to pre-college programs. Although the cost is typically $3,000-$5,000, I can tell you that the experience is well worth it. My children were far more confident about going off to college when they graduated from high school. They learned to live in a dorm, do their own laundry and get along with roommates and as a bonus they earned college credits.
This course offers high school students the opportunity to “test-drive” a college theater course while living on campus for two weeks. Upon successful completion of the Summer Theatre Institute, each student earns three transferable college credits for the Marist course ENG 150 Introduction to Theatre. The program also includes seeing live theater, both locally and with a trip to Broadway with a backstage tour (last summer’s Theatre Institute toured “The Book of Mormon” and had a private talk-back with the cast of “Jersey Boys.”) Best of all, they keep the program small so that the student's experience is an intimate and rewarding one.
Space and scholarships are limited. If you are interested in learning more, contact program director, Brian Apfel, at 845.575.3996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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