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Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship


May 31, 2023

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. To be eligible, applicants must: be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity; be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.; have a 3.0 GPA; have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurriculars or other activities; be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled fulltime at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, associate/bachelor/master degree-seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year; and not be a relative of a board member.

    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; and a phone/in-person committee interview. Funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.
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Chupei Ye  on 6/25/2022 12:38:37 AM

I am very thankful for opportunities to have aid, I love making graphic designs, and while it gets tough, sharing to others my creativity is something I’d never let go of.

Edward L  on 6/20/2022 7:25:46 PM

I apply for the scholarship because I am an Asian-Mexican American independent filmmaker trying to make my way in the world with my passion for filmmaking. I am currently under a four-year University getting my BA in digital media production / mass communications. This promising scholarship could help me cover expenses for my college tuition.

Megan A.  on 3/3/2022 11:36:02 AM

I am a graduate student at St. Mary's University in the Master's of Public History program. I serve as the Executive Assistant for Students of Service (SOS) under the direction of Amir Samandi, the Executive Director. I graduated with my bachelor's in Music at St. Mary's in December with minors in Drama and Communication Studies. I have extensive graphic design experience on the Adobe CreativeSuite and Canva/CanvaPro. I am also good with the Google Tool Suite. I am the current Sports Editor on The Rattler and served as the Advertising Manager on staff. Please consider me to pursue my master's and vocal studies!

Aaron O.  on 11/15/2021 7:30:06 PM

Hi! my name is Aaron and I am a high school senior from Baltimore, MD. I love writing music and acting and video games I am applying for this scholarship so my family can afford for me to go to college.

Zahra A  on 1/25/2021 12:10:49 PM

Hi! My name is Zahra Ahmed and I am a high school senior from Atlanta, GA. I love filmmaking, photography, and music but have tried my hand at many other creative mediums. I have applied to schools as a film production major, but affordability remains a primary issue. The out of state schools I have applied to are outside of my budget, so I appreciate this scholarship opportunity!

Aaron J  on 1/22/2021 4:08:43 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I have never truly considered any career outside of visual arts for my whole life. I'm glad to see opportunities like this online where students like me get a chance at some free money!

Tinsae Y  on 12/22/2020 1:59:58 AM

I applied for this scholarship on my own because I love the arts. I hope to go into college and explore and learn about the arts as freely as I can without financial stress.

Michael A  on 12/10/2020 11:16:37 PM

I would like to explore the possible opportunities to write compelling stories in various formats that other people can relate to.

Fatima B  on 11/28/2020 10:55:52 PM

I am planning to apply for this scholarship because art supplies are very expensive, and this money can help me further my education more.

Niyati P  on 10/27/2020 4:38:23 PM

Hey! My name is Niyati Patel and I'm currently a highschool senior in seek of financial aid. As a person who demonstrated great interest for art throughout my whole life, I believe I should qualify :)

Nyomi N  on 10/22/2020 9:38:53 AM

My Name is Nyomi and in the search for schools and scholarships, it feels great to see something where people like me can get a chance like this.

Drew F  on 10/16/2020 8:01:09 PM

Hello!!! I am very intriqued by this scholarship.

sean c  on 10/9/2020 8:45:18 PM

i want to apply for scholarship

Alejandro N  on 10/2/2020 4:21:09 PM

my name is Alejandro Norena i'm 19 years old and i'm trying to find sources to take my next step into education (interior designing) starting january of 2021

Jacob Bader  on 1/30/2020 5:43:05 PM

Thank you GOD BLESS!

Ajay V  on 5/2/2019 7:43:15 PM

Will the US Citizen/Resident Students having parents from Indian Subcontinent (India, Pakistan, etc..) be qualified for this scholarship?

Stephanos B  on 2/25/2016 1:13:22 AM

It says the scholarship will be disbursed to the educational institution in the student's name. Does that mean, the school is XX amount cheaper for you, or you got the school XX amount?