Despite the contributions of artists from a diversity of backgrounds and cultures, many have been historically excluded from opportunities and leadership within the realm of professionals. The WCEJ Thornton Foundation believes it is critical to support the creative ambitions of these individuals to create a future with a greater diversity of voices within the artistic community.
To support this ideal, the WCEJ Thornton Foundation Music & Art Scholarship will be awarded to five individuals with an interest in continuing their study of the arts in higher education, with preference given to arts majors. To apply, please write about how you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your art. Additionally, please submit some samples of your artwork/music/other creations!
How do you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your art or music?
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 1, 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 Aug 1, 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.