SCHOLARSHIPS

ArtBound Initiative offers three kinds of scholarships to outstanding candidates. Our scholarships are open to students who are ambitious, global-minded and willing to learn continuously.

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$1000 USD

(ALL LOCATIONS)

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FULL TUITION

(NYC ONLY)

 

INCLUSIVE SCHOLARSHIP 

 

The scholarship will cover $250 USD of our tuition. 

ArtBound Initiative will award this scholarship based on the quality of your application materials and scholarship essay.

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

STEP 1: Start your online application

STEP 2: In the Essay section of your online application, please indicate that you are applying for the Inclusive Scholarship.

Answer the following scholarship essay questions: What work of art (painting, sculpture, poem, musical composition, film, performance) has most influenced your life and the way that you view the world? Why?

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • English language proficiency

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent is required

 

AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP

 

The scholarship will cover $1000 USD of our tuition. 

ArtBound Initiative will award the Ambassador Scholarship to the most qualified participants. Upon enrollment, awardees of this scholarship will act as an ArtBound Initiative Ambassador to raise awareness of our program at their university by completing these projects: 

  • Arrange a minimum of 3 events at their home university (e.g: program info sessions, career fair participation, etc.)

  • Create engaging content about their internship experience to share on social media networks

APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

STEP 1: Start your online application

STEP 2: In the Essay section of your online application, please indicate that you are applying for the Ambassador Scholarship.

Answer the scholarship essay questions below:

  1. What work of art (painting, sculpture, poem, musical composition, film, performance) has most influenced your life and the way that you view the world? Why?

  2. If you are awarded the Ambassador Scholarship, what are your ideas to promote the program to other students and friends?

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • English language proficiency

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent is required

  • Participants must be ready to act as an Ambassador for the ArtBound Initiative program should they get awarded the scholarship.

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR CREATIVE DIVERSITY

(ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN NEW YORK)

 

The scholarship will cover the totality of our tuition.  

The ArtBound Initiative Scholarship for Creative Diversity is available to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the creative industries, based on race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or religion.

What does this scholarship offer: 

  • A Full Scholarship for the ArtBound Initiative program which includes personalized coaching, events, networking opportunities and access to our international network of alumni. 

  • An internship opportunity within one of our company partners. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

 

STEP 1: Start your online application.

 

STEP 2: In the Essay section of your online application, please answer the following scholarship essay questions: 

  1. What work of art (painting, sculpture, poem, musical composition, film, performance) has most influenced your life and the way that you view the world? Why?

  2. What leadership initiatives have you been involved in with your school and/or community in recent years? 

 

STEP 3: Selected candidates will be interviewed based on their application. 

 

STEP 4: Our committee will review all applications and interviews before awarding a scholarship. 

 

STEP 5: You will receive notification within six weeks of the interview if you have received the scholarship.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: 

  • Spring Internships (January to May): September 1

  • Summer Internships (May to August): January 5

  • Fall Internships (September to December): May 1

 

Applications must be submitted by 11:59PM Eastern time.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be from a background traditionally underrepresented in the creative industries (race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or religion). 

  • Be available to intern for at least 3-month, part-time or full-time (based on the academic term). Timing can be flexible based on the applicants. 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.

  • Attend a college in New York City (New York City is defined as within the five boroughs: the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island).

  • Be a rising junior or senior, enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.

  • Demonstrate leadership and involvement in service to your campus and/or community.

 

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION:

  • Resume 

  • Portfolio (if applicable) 

  • 2 recommendation letters 

  • Proof of citizenship or permanent resident status (Any of the following: U.S. Passport, Green Card, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state, with registrar’s seal and signature)

  • Supporting materials (optional): Student Aid Report (SAR), Financial Aid Award Letter, Copy of your transcripts, Copy of previous scholarships and awards, Documents about your involvement in campus or community projects.

EXTERNAL FINANCIAL AID GUIDE

ArtBound Initiative’s External Financial Aid Guide includes some external resources that are available to help you fund your internship below. Please note that all students should check with their home school and career center for additional grant and scholarship opportunities.

SCHOLARSHIPS

General Database: 

 

For American & Canadian Students: 

 

For European Students: 

 

 

For Australian students:

 

 

For Asian students:

Asian Cultural Council Individual Grant – Grants to help art professionals and/or graduate/post-graduate students from Asia support their creative project in the US 

APIA Scholarships - Resources for Asian as well as Pacific Islands students

Gov. HK - Government scholarships for students from Hong Kong

Inlaks Scholarship - For Indian students

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships - For Indian students

 

For Other Citizenships:

Al Fanar Media Database - Scholarship data base for students from North Africa and the Middle East region

Mandela Washington Fellowship - A fellowship for young African leaders

Don’t forget to check in with your school for additional resources!

 

 

ADDITIONAL CROWDFUNDING

 

Crowdfunding is a way to fund your internship by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people. Find tips on how to use your social networks to fundraise and help you cover costs of interning abroad here.

 

Check out crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe, FundMyTravel, GoGetFunding & GoEnnounce

 

You can also create a t-shirt campaign through Bonfire. It’s a great way to fundraise with donations without any inventory costs, to fund your internship abroad.

 

Read on for more ideas of what you can do to fundraise: https://www.gooverseas.com/blog/40-fundraising-ideas-study-abroad

Comments or Questions? Let us know how we can help at info@artboundinitiative.com!

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