The Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship

Against The Grain Productions, believes in supporting future Asian American artists and leaders who are shining examples of what it means to Go Against The Grain. With the Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship they want to provide financial assistance to and promote Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.

Annual Amount

1 $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

• Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
• Academic performance
• Leadership/community service experience and contribution
• Letters of recommendation
• Phone/in - person committee interview

Completed applications are due post-marked by May 7, 2018

Application Process

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S
  • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, 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 demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)


May 7, 2018

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