Saturday, March 19, 2011

2011 Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship Fund for young Asian American artists

Against the Grain Productions announced a wonderful scholarship recently for emerging Asian American artists. The aim is to provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing and/or visual arts such as film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, etc.

The scholarship is open to High school seniors or college students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited vocational, junior college or four-year college/university with the intention to or currently pursuing a major in the performing and/or visual arts. They need to be of at least 50% Asian American descent and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 out of 4.0 (unweighted) GPA.

There are a few additional requirements but overall the scholarship is very easy to apply for and an important step for Asian American artists and others to give back to the community and support our emerging voices in the next generation.

I hope to see many students apply and I hope others will pass the word on about this distinctive opportunity.

Against The Grain Productions Inc. was founded to produce films, media outreach programs and community events that promote awareness and unity of Asian American culture and identity. ATG is an innovative resource that gives voice to significant, relevant and untold stories in our community. These projects will create future educational, cultural, and artistic opportunities for Asians and Asian Americans. They function as a traditional non–profit, using media projects to raise funds for international orphanages. I wish them luck in the coming years ahead!

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