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Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1

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: $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees General Eligibility Requirements:

1) Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity

2) Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S

3) 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.)

4) Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities

5) Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

6) 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:

1) Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)

2) Academic performance

3) Leadership/community service experience and contribution

4) Letters of recommendation

5) Phone/in-person committee interview


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