As a visual arts teacher, I see every year students with amazing artistic abilities, drive and academics. The big piece that's lacking is funding or support from loved ones. My students on numerous occasions tell me they can't study art because they've been told, "There's no money in it."
Myself and so many others are proof that there are so many more jobs involving art than many realize. I'd like to foster a belief in students following their passion in whatever realm of the arts interests them and provide funding for education.
I was lucky to have a grandfather who paid for my undergraduate tuition and would like to give back to those less fortunate.