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Charleston student wins national scholarship

Each year, the Anthony Quinn Foundation takes great pride in introducing its scholarship recipients.

From the foundation:

This year, we make that introduction in the midst of a crisis that none of us could have imagined. What we know, is that when things feel unsettled, many of us turn to what comforts us most. For our students, the ability to express their feelings and fears through their respective fields of art may be out of reach. During this time, the Anthony Quinn Foundation staff and board is working hard to create community, connection, and continuity for all of our students, past and present. That's the power of art that we see time and time again: art brings us together. Through painting, music, dance, spoken and written word, the Anthony Quinn Foundation has built a community of 120 students in 10 years. 

Charleston high school junior Ashley Yoon (right) is the lone South Carolinian to receive the scholarship this year. A violinist, she intends to use her scholarship to attend the Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia. Over the past 10 years, The Anthony Quinn Foundation has received over 2,350 applications for summer intensive scholarship support. The pool of applicants grows more competitive and more diverse each year.

To date, they've awarded 118 scholarships representing 27 states and territories and 3 countries. Recipients have attended prestigious summer intensive programs across the U.S. and around the world.

Anthony Quinn Foundation offers scholarships for high school students interested in the arts

anthonyquinnscholarshipstudentThe first deadline is November 28 The Anthony Quinn Foundation offers scholarships for high school students who wish to attend a pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program.  Students from around the world are invited to apply, and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, made up of all professional artists or art educators and independent of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Maximum scholarship award is $2,500. Partial funding from other sources is encouraged. Based on the requested amount and overall cost of the recognized pre-college or intensive summer arts program, the Anthony Quinn Foundation may award only partial funding. The application is a two-step process. A parent/guardian form, a nomination letter and a recommendation letter are due by Nov. 28. The completed application, artistic statement and work samples are due Jan. 4. All applicants must provide the required materials by the first deadline in order to move to the second deadline. Winners will be notified no later than April 10, 2017. Complete guidelines and application instructions are online.
Related: Two S.C students receive Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarships (2015). Via: Anthony Quinn Foundation

Anthony Quinn Foundation offers scholarships for high school students interested in the arts

The Anthony Quinn Foundation announces the opening of the application period for the 2016 Scholarship Program. Modeled after the personal experience of Anthony Quinn, the scholarship program distributes funds for high school students interested in the arts who wish to attend a pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program.  Students from around the world are invited to apply and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student.  Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, all professional artists or art educators and independent of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. (Related: Two S.C. students receive Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarships) (Read about one South Carolina student's experience as an Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarship recipient.) Each applicant must provide a nomination and a recommendation from a teacher, advisor, or other adult outside the applicant’s family, as well as a parent/guardian consent form by Monday, November 30, 2015. A completed application, personal statement, and work samples must be submitted by Sunday, January 3, 2016. Winners are selected based on a list of criteria developed using the highest standards of excellence and integrity.  The criteria incorporate elements of talent, personal dedication and financial need.  Winners will be notified by April 1, 2016. To learn more about the program and our past scholarship winners, visit aqfoundation.org and view our video by clicking here. Via: Anthony Quinn Foundation

Two S.C. students receive Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarships

Two South Carolina ninth graders, Aidan Forster of Taylors (above, left), and Rachel Yi of Simpsonville (above, right), have been awarded scholarships from the Anthony Quinn Foundation to attend intensive summer arts programs. Forster will attend the Summer Academy Program for fiction and poetry at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Yi, a violinist, will attend Heifetz International Music Institute. Forster and Yi are the first South Carolina students to receive AQF scholarships since the program began in 2011. Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn’s vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. This year, 15 students were selected by a panel of judges from among a record number of applicants — more than 500 students — from 34 U.S. states and four countries. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: visual arts & design, dance, theatre, singing, instrumental, media arts, and literary arts. Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college or arts education program. Scholarships range in size up to $3,000. For more information, visit the Anthony Quinn Foundation website. Via: Anthony Quinn Foundation  

Anthony Quinn Foundation offers scholarships for pre-college or summer arts programs

The Anthony Quinn Foundation announces the opening of the application period for the 2014 Scholarship Program. Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2015. Modeled after the personal experience of Anthony Quinn, the program distributes funds for high school students interested in the arts who wish to attend a pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program. Students from around the world are invited to apply and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, all professional artists or art educators and independent of the Foundation’s board of directors. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000. Winners are selected based on a list of criteria, carefully researched and developed using the highest standards of excellence and integrity. The criteria incorporate elements of talent, personal dedication and financial need. Winners will be notified by April 1. To learn more about the program or to apply, please visit www.anthonyquinnfoundation.org

High school students invited to apply for arts education scholarship

Parents and educators - do you know a high school student who wants to attend a pre-college, summer or after-school arts education program? Make sure they apply for the Anthony Quinn Foundation's 2014 Scholarship Program! Students from around the world are invited to apply and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student. Applications will be accepted through January 1, 2014. Modeled after the personal experience of Anthony Quinn, the program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: Visual Arts & Design, Performing Arts, Media Arts, and Literary Arts. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the pre-college, summer or after-school arts education program designated by the student. The scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition. Winners will be notified by April 1. Find out more and apply here. Via: The Anthony Quinn Foundation