Minorities have had a significant impact on the art world for decades. Art is a sense of communication, a feeling, a way of transcending oneself. In the wake of social injustice, it’s critical to support their creative ambitions so they can translate cultural experiences and impact future generations.
Minorities are often less fortunate than others so they generally lack the resources and opportunities required to showcase their brilliant ideas, talents, and forms of expression through their artwork.
Christian ‘Myles’ Pratt spent time perfecting his craft, had a fantastic eye for detail, and was an exemplary artist before he passed away in 2018.
To honor his life and to support minority fine art students in their creative ambitions, the Christian ‘Myles’ Pratt Foundation Fine Arts Scholarship will be awarded to one student from a minority background who has big aspirations for their artistic career.
This scholarship is open to all minority students who are interested in or already enrolled in courses going toward a degree in an art-related field.
To apply, please write about who has had the biggest influence on your life, how you plan to use your artistic skills after graduating, and what makes your skill different. Please also submit a few photos or visualizations of your artwork (photo submission or application link)!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? How will you use your artistic skills when you graduate to be innovative? What makes your artistic gift or skill different? Please also submit a few photos or visualizations of your artwork (photo submission or application link)!
The application deadline is Aug 12, 2022. Winners will be announced on Sep 12, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 12, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.