GRCF Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship

  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $1,000
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  • Phone: 616-454-1751
  • Fax: Not Available
  • Email:
  • Address: 185 Oakes SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship is designed to help students with financial need to boost on their path through college and achieve higher education goals.

The great thing is that once you fill out the general application, there is a possibility of getting numerous scholarships as you will enter in the selection process for more than 70 scholarship funds.

Full Description

When he awards are in question, they range from $500 to $5,000.

This depends on the student’s need and the availability of funds.

In the majority of cases the awards are about $1,000 annually and they are non-renewable.

The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids want to support visual artists who increase the diversity of the community and the winners will be selected based on academic achievement, artistic merit, and financial need.

Who's eligible?

If you are interested in the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship award, you need to check the eligibility requirements and see if you will be accepted as a possible winner.

The eligibility criteria include:

The applicant has to be a student of color – African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander

He/she must be attending a non-profit public or private college/university in West Michigan majoring in Fine Arts including all visual and performing art forms.

The applicant must have financial need, he/she must be a Kent County resident who has a minimum 2.5 GPA.

How to Apply

The application process is very easy and if you follow the guidelines, you will submit a complete application without much trouble.

The first step is related to the gathering of your information.

What you need to have are your awards, as well as employment/volunteer/extracurricular activities.

The application process requires the submission of the academic transcript from most recent semester and an essay in which you will be speaking about your choice of college, course of study, career goals and information on past activities benefiting your community.

Additionally, you need to have financial information from FAFSA or other resource.

Once the documentation is gathered, you should review the list of scholarships available through Grand Rapids Community Foundation, choose the scholarship and submit a general application.

According to your application, the system will determine which Community Foundation scholarships you qualify for.

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