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10.22.2010

against the grain artistic scholarship fund

I recently heard from Jared Rehberg, who tells me about this cool opportunity for college students... Against the Grain Productions in Dallas, Texas has announced a new college scholarship for Asian American students pursuing a major in the performing and/or visual arts: Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship Fund. Here are some more details:

Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship Fund

Purpose: To provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing and/or visual arts.

Award: Minimum of $1000

General Eligibility Requirements:

* Be a high school senior or currently enrolled full-time at an accredited vocational, junior college or four-year college/university.
* Be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
* Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S
* Be enrolled in a U.S. accredited junior, vocational or four-year college or university as a full-time, degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, etc.)
* Demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
* Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
* Must not be contracted professionally
I know a lot of students out there who could use a little extra cash. Completed applications are due post-marked by March 1, 2011. For more information, and to download the scholarship application, go to the Against the Grain website here.