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Taylor J. Paul Arts and Media Scholarship

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1 winner$1,000
Next Application Deadline
Jan 28, 2023
Next Winners Announced
Feb 28, 2023
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Arts or Media
LGBTQ+ community

Taylor J. Paul loved learning and was passionate about theater, media, music, etc. 

He worked in television for over 20 years. Growing up in a family of 8 children raised by a single mother, college tuition wasn't in the cards. He ended up attending a community college, but only sporadically. The Taylor J. Paul Arts and Media Scholarship will help his memory live on by offering financial support to a student furthering their education in the fields Taylor loved. 

Undergraduate students in the LGBTQ+ community are eligible to apply if they are majoring in an arts or media field. To apply, write about why you chose your degree and how your schooling has shaped your career goals.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published October 26, 2022
Essay Topic

What made you choose to pursue a degree in media or arts, and how have your studies impacted your career goals?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Garth Noble
University of LouisvilleScottsburg, IN
What made me choose to pursue a degree in media is the sole ecstasy I get when I create any form of artistry. It's like seeing yourself exceed all expectations because your mind just goes beyond methods of creativity. It's the excitement you get when you combine a color palette or a pair of chords that reveal existential beauty. It's people who observe your works and admire them in a way you never thought was possible, let along deserved. My dream is to write a graphic novel series and for it to be picked up into film. I have been chasing that dream since I was 7 years old. I used to get into trouble in grade school because of me drawing characters I saw on TV or characters I had made up in my mind. People seeing my work and encouraging me to continue is what truly helps me persevere in troublesome times. I want to create things for not only people to enjoy and admire, but to relate to with issues that we still deal with today. I want to be able to talk about what others won't through adaptive film or writing. Over the past decades as film was created, it has been proven that people learn from what they see on their screens or on the pages of a book in their hands. If I can be a participant in helping people learn, relate, feel seen or even feel inspired enough to do something similar on their own, then that will be a privilege that I will honor and handle just as carefully as my craft.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jan 28, 2023. Winners will be announced on Feb 28, 2023.

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