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Traveling Artist Scholarship

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1 winner$1,032
Next Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2021
Next Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2021
Education Level
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Eligibility Requirements
Study Abroad:
Current or Future

Traveling is an essential self-development tool for artists – comedians, writers, musicians, designers, etc. Traveling extricates you from the values of your own culture and shows you how other societies live under completely different sets of values.

In the process, you develop greater compassion and understanding for the human experience, all of which flows into making great art. Plus, you have a good time with great people along the way.

The Traveling Artist Scholarship is designed to support an artist who wants to explore the world outside of the United States. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are currently studying abroad or who plan to study abroad.

Applicants will need to write an essay on how they plan to use travel to develop themselves as people and as artists.

While not required, a history of learning languages and finding unique ways to integrate into different cultures will be a plus on student applications.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Passion, Drive
Published November 2, 2020
Essay Topic

How do you plan to use travel to develop yourself as a person and an artist?

300–750 words

Winning Application

Barbara Weiwen Soo
Southern California Institute of ArchitectureRedondo Beach, CA
Being half Chinese and Filipino, I stand between two worlds. It’s what defines me. Being part of two very different cultures has taught me an innumerable number of things: language, culture, etc. I hold in high regard the ability to see things from different perspectives, which helps me to vividly discern and thus broaden my horizons. This is why during my last year in high school, I decided to study abroad in the United States. Going to another country, allowed me to experience a different set of principles that the people here follow. It made me truly independent, being away from my family, and actually having to be able to decide matters by myself. Something I said to my mom made her realize how much I have changed, and I did not realize it until she repeated it to me. She was asking me how was life here, I simply replied, “It is hard, but it is the life I chose.” It is not easy being in a different country, but it is an effective way to grow as a person. I learned that life back in Singapore, together with my family, was actually so easy. I did not realize this until I lived alone in the United States. But in the future, when I look back on the hardships I am facing now, I will know that it played a part in my success. I am pursuing a bachelor's degree in Architecture, a major that requires me to be an all-rounder learner. To be successful as an architect, you must be able to withstand the hardships and persevere. The way we learn here is drastically different, we have constant debates and discussions with the professors, they do not simply treat us as students, who are there to learn from them, but they would also learn from our ideas. It is a mutually beneficial relationship. That is different from Singapore, it helps me be more confident each time I successfully validate my design idea. But because I was able to adapt, I managed to produce outstanding results in school, and I will be able to do the same in the industry.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2021.

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