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Lee Aca Thompson Performing Arts Scholarship

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Raina Lee
1 winner$2,000
Application Deadline
Jul 31, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Field of Study:
Performing arts

Lee Aca Thompson was a dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, teacher, and mentor. 

Lee Thompson studied with and performed with some great entertainers throughout his life. He traveled around the world performing and teaching. He chose to be a teacher, with his students ranging from babies to adults. His goal was always to pass his love of the performing arts to all he encountered.

This scholarship aims to honor Lee Aca Thompson by supporting students pursuing ventures in the performing arts.

Any BIPOC undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing the performing arts may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us which area of the performing arts you’re pursuing, how long you’ve been studying your craft, and what your long-term artistic goals are.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published March 26, 2024
Essay Topic

What area of performing arts are you going into? How long have you been studying your craft? What are your long term goals in this art?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 31, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2024.