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Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship

The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.

who should apply?Asian-American students seeking a degree in the visual/performing arts
eligible grade levelsseniors
awardone-time $1,000
opensFebruary 2022
deadlineJune 30, 2022
decisions releasedAugust 31, 2022
selectivity1 winner

application requirements

  • be at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • be a citizen, national, or permanent legal resident of the US
  • be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled fulltime at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university
  • be a full- time, associate/bachelor/master degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
  • have a minimum 3.0 UW GPA
  • demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities

application process

  • essay, artistic portfolio
  • academic + leadership information
  • letters of recommendation
  • interview


  • money will be paid directly to the school
  • winners must film a 1-minute “thank you” video

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