Convention 2017 Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications are now closed.

Type of Scholarship

Please select one or more scholarship types. You may choose to apply for any and all scholarships for which you are eligible; however, only (1) one scholarship will be awarded per individual. Applicants who apply for, but are not selected for, any of the Full Ride Scholarships will then be automatically considered for a General Convention Scholarship.


Full Ride Scholarship Applicants

Please provide the following additional information depending on which category you are submitting your application. Applicants who apply for, but do not receive, a Full Ride Scholarship will be automatically considered for a $500 reimbursement General Convention Scholarship. (if you are not applying for a Full Ride scholarship, please skip this section):

Please select which of the preconferences you plan to attend if awarded a Full Ride scholarship (All preconferences occur immediately prior to the main Convention running June 15 – 16, 2017):
Contributing Commentary

In addition to submitting a short one-page report on three important takeaways from the Annual Convention, Full Ride scholarship recipients will also be asked to contribute commentary during the Convention in one of three forms. Please rank the following three options in terms of your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice options for contributing commentary on the Convention.

Provide two 250–900 word blog posts or two 1-2 min. video blogs (approx. 3-5 sentences) or a combination of the two styles of posts recapping days or sessions at Annual Convention for appearance on ARTSblog and, if possible, on the recipient’s personal or professional blog. One post must be produced/shared during Convention. Deadline for a pre-convention blog is Friday, June 2, and deadline for a post-convention blog is Wednesday, June 21.
Generate at least 4 tweets, Facebook and/or Instagram posts per day for the four days of Convention programming (June 15–18) using the Convention hashtag #AFTACON and tagging @Americans4Arts. Minimum 16 total social media posts.
Tell your story at Convention using Storify, Pinterest, Tumblr, or other platform highlighting your favorite moments from Convention and showcase photos, videos, memes, gifs, and/or any other digital content. Can be done live at Convention or as a wrap-up after. E-mail us the link (and embed code if there is one) by Wednesday, June 28.
Please provide the following additional information depending on which category you are submitting your application.

ALL APPLICANTS

All applicants, please provide the following information in order to be considered for any of the available scholarships:

Please provide your Americans for the Arts ID Number (membership is required to apply for all scholarships). To find your Americans for the Arts Individual Record Number log-on to your account at www.americansforthearts.org and click “My Account” on the homepage. Forgot your username or password, please email membership@artsusa.org.
Personal or organizational
Previous Attendance and Application History

Please note: Preference will be given to scholarship applicants who have not attended an Annual Convention in the last five years.

Statement of Intent

Please provide a statement below that addresses the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in applying? And How will attending benefit your career and organization? (400 words max).
  • How will attending benefit your community? (400 words max)
The statement is mandatory.
Resume

Please submit a copy of your current resume or CV as a PDF or DOC file only.

Please limit your resume file size to 20MB. Please make sure the file name on contains letters and numbers. No special characters.
Letter of Support

Please provide one (1) letter of support from your immediate supervisor or, if you have no supervisor, a knowledgeable colleague. The letter of support must be submitted as a PDF or DOC file only.

Please limit your letter of support size to 20MB. Please make sure your filenames contain only letters and numbers and no special characters.
Electronic Signature