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Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkers (ID 1954)


Scholarship Description

Start Date:
6/1/2017
Deadline:
11/1/2017
Website:
http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/thorn.htm
Form:
http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/forms/thorn.pdf
Amount:
Grants under $500.00
Grants up to $2,500.00 awarded semi-annually
Description:
Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:
Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.

Contact Information

Name/Company:
Geneseo Migrant Center
Title/Attention:
Arts Scholarship Committee
Name:
Michael Reho
Address:
3 Mt. Morris-Leicester Road
City:
Leicester
State:
NY
Zip:
14481
Phone:
(800) 245-5681
Email:
mreho@gvboces.org

Eligibility

Gender:
NA
Min Age:
16
Major/Career:
Fine Arts and Performing Arts
Eligibility:

-Minimum 16 years of age
-Applicant need not be enrolled in school
-Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
-A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.
Special Criteria:
The deadline for the $2500 semi-annual scholarship is from June 1st and November 1