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Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1

Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship

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

Awards: $1000 to be applied towards school tuition and fees

Please note that funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the
studentís name.

General Eligibility Requirements:

o Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
o Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
o Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at
an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must
be 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, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
o Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service,
extracurricular, or other activities
o Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
o Family members of Board members are ineligible

Selection Criteria:

Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate
with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These
categories are:
- Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
- Academic performance
- Leadership/community service experience and contribution
- Letters of recommendation
- Phone/in-person committee interview

Completed applications are due post-marked by April 15, 2014.

Please note that those Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event,
Fashion for a Passion held in Fall of 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest
event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the
current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged.


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