3LAU "Everything" Scholarship

Funded by
Justin Blau
Learn more about the Donor
1 winner
Application Deadline
Jun 20, 2021
Winners Announced
Jul 9, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate

"Being genuine is underrated" - 3LAU

We all have goals and dreams, but it takes a special system of motivation and support to chase them every day and to work towards being the best versions of ourselves. It can be our families, friends, loved ones, creative talents, academic pursuits, and artistic passions. We all have something that drives us. 

Who or what is your everything?

The 3LAU "Everything" Scholarship is open to any high school or undergraduate student who has big dreams and a passion for life and expressing themselves. 

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Expressive, Ambition, Vision, Purpose, Appreciation
Essay Topic

Who or what is your "everything"? Submit a short written answer along with a link to an original song, dance, or art piece that represents your everything.

100–500 words

Winning Application

Bhavana Veeravalli
North Carolina State University at RaleighCharlotte, NC
Animation is my everything. In a sense, it’s kind of like a crush or a lover: it’s the first thing I think about when I wake up, and what I dream about when I sleep. The pull of my passion for animation is the aspect of storytelling. The way that human experiences and perspectives can be made into characters, translated through color, or manipulated with dynamic transitions. It motivates me because there are so many stories that are yet to be told. Animation is special because it demands attention—it doesn’t allow people to ignore the story it’s telling. This is powerful when it comes to art. Art in its purest form is all about communicating a message. This is true whether it be painting, acting, music, or literature. But too often, the problem that artists and creators face is maintaining attention from their audience long enough for them to understand the intention behind their work. Animation works to solve that problem because it encompasses all art forms. It uses music to establish mood, it uses art to create characters, it uses literature to emphasize points. Animation acts as a tool that takes the messages of creators and transforms them into something that is alive, something that connects with all the senses of an audience in real-time. This absolutely mind-blowing because art and design that was once stagnant can suddenly be seen as something that has life and complexity beyond the 2nd dimension. And what is more powerful than giving life to something that was once thought intangible? The beauty and complexity of animation are ever-growing, and I have only yet explored the surface of it all. I know that my education in Animation and Design will enable me to work with other creators in reaching their audiences and sharing their messages on love, sorrow, and social progress. I know that every day that I am alive and able to listen and experience the stories of others and my own, that my animation will grow, expand, and live a life of its own. And I cannot wait to tell these stories.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 20, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 9, 2021.

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