Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship’s aim is to offer financial assistance to Asian-American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.

Scholarship winners will attend Fashion for a Passion event in Dallas, Texas.


Full Description

The selection of the winner will be determined according to five major categories and those are:

  • Quality of essay submitted
  • Academic performance
  • Leadership/community service experience
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Phone/in-person committee interview

The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship award is $1000 which can be used for school tuition and fees and they will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the recipient’s name.

Who's eligible?

Do not hesitate to apply for this award and try your luck if you meet the general eligibility requirements.

Each applicant is a possible winner if he/she fulfills the requirements and submit the application package.

The eligible applicant must be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.

He/she must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, associate/bachelor/master degree-seeking student pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts.

Furthermore, he/she has to have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

A good thing to know is that the ATG Board members and their families are ineligible.

How to Apply

When applying for this award, you need to submit the following documents electronically:

  • Copy of proof of U.S. residency or citizenship such as driver’s license, birth certificate, U.S. passport
  • A resume with your extracurricular activity
  • Transcript
  • Letter of acceptance to an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, four-year college/university or graduate school
  • 1 or 2 Letters of Recommendation

You will also have to submit a 750 words essay answering the question ” How does (your) art affect change in a community?”

Your artistic portfolio with up to 10 art pieces should also be provided.

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