I lost my son, Noah A.H. Wilson to suicide in August of 2020. He was an academic scholar and graduated 10th in his high school class of 367 students. He was a Massey Scholar gaining a full tuition scholarship at The School of the Art Institute at Chicago and was beginning his sophomore year before his passing.
Depression robbed my son of his livelihood and devastated all those around him. He was loved by everyone who came into contact with him. He was gifted in visual arts, songwriting and became a phenomenal rap artist. His music and art has impacted his peers and resonated with many others within the arts community and beyond; moreover, Noah helped many of his peers struggling with their own mental health.
The Noah Wilson “Loaded Spinach” Arts & Mental Health Awareness Scholarship was created to support a high school senior pursuing a degree in the arts who is also interested in making a difference in the mental health of young adults & suicide prevention.
To apply, tell us a bit about yourself and how you developed a passion to study the arts, as well as how your experience with the arts and mental health has influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations. You may also add images of your art work, if you would like.
How did you develop a passion to study the Arts? How has your experience with the Arts and mental health influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations?
The application deadline is Apr 19, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 19, 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 May 19, 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.