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Graduation Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship winners: Rebekah Albach, Collin Anderson, Lucy Devin, Jane Shallcross, and Brooke Wright. They each won $1,000 to help fund their semesters at school this fall!

As it has been asked a lot, let it be clear that you do not need to live in or attend school in a particular state to be eligible for any of our scholarships!


HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Step 1: Review the prompt!

We carefully select prompts to foster individual expression, genuine reflection, and personal meaning. This year, the prompt is as follows:

Step 2: Choose your medium!

We believe in fostering creativity and innovation in ways which almost any person can express themselves. This is why we've chosen a multi-media scholarship platform that will allow students of all creative backgrounds to accurately portray their abilities. However, keep in mind that this year, the videography category is reserved for college applicants only; the other four are open to high school students only.

Available Media Formats

ART: Art projects can include any painting, drawing, sketching, or method that involves creating shapes on a surface. Just like in a museum or art exhibit, you will be allowed to provide a brief description of your piece with your submission, but please do not try to write a mini-essay responding to the prompt; your work should speak for itself.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography projects can include any type of photography. You are allowed to send one to six images. Just like in a museum or art exhibit, you will be allowed to provide a brief description of your piece with your submission, but please do not try to write a mini-essay responding to the prompt; your work should speak for itself.

VIDEO: ***College applicants only*** Video projects can include any video that you wrote, edited, and directed. You get 3:00-7:01 minutes to blow us away! Just like in a museum or art exhibit, you will be allowed to provide a brief description of your piece with your submission, but please do not try to write a mini-essay responding to the prompt; your work should speak for itself.

MUSIC: Music projects can include any type of music that you create and record. It must be at least two minutes and no longer than five. Just like in a museum or art exhibit, you will be allowed to provide a brief description of your piece with your submission, but please do not try to write a mini-essay responding to the prompt; your work should speak for itself.

CREATIVE WRITING: Creative writing projects can include any type of artistic organization of words. No minimum word count. Max is 1,200 words. Please do NOT send us an essay; tell us a story or paint us a picture with your words. Just like in a museum or art exhibit, you will be allowed to provide a brief description of your piece with your submission, but please do not try to write a mini-essay responding to the prompt; your work should speak for itself.

For complete FAQ's on each medium, please visit http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/prompts/.

Step 3: Create your project!

Let the creativity flow! However, please make sure that your project follows the prompt. Anything that does not will be disqualified.

Step 4: Submit!

Fill out this pdf form and email it to scholarship@honorsgraduation.com. For a digital version of the form, visit http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship-submission-form/.

Deadline: April 16, 2017, 11:59 pm MST

The Rules: Terms & Conditions

Eligibility Criteria - To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college or university, or currently enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited college or university in the United States of America with a year or more remaining in their education. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this web page (http://www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship). Employees of Honors Graduation and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadline of April 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm MST in order to qualify for the scholarship program. Mailed applications must be postmarked by that deadline. There are no citizenship requirements.

Privacy - By submitting your project, you agree that we may display the project on our websites. This will likely only be done for winning candidates, and will only include your name and the project itself. No other contact information we collect will be used without your explicit permission obtained via email beforehand.

Choosing a Winner - Submissions will be evaluated by our judges only after all submissions have been received. The merit of entries will be determined based on criteria including elements of design, craftsmanship, persuasive voice with regards to the prompt, emotion, and originality. A full list of FAQs on each medium may be found on our prompts and mediums page. After carefully reviewing the available information on our site, applicants may also email scholarship chair, Mary, (scholarship{at}honorsgraduation{dot}com) with further questions. Honors Graduation plans on having one winner per category, and no single person may win in more than one category. If the scholarship committee at Honors Graduation feels as though there is not a project that meets the standards of a winning submission, they may not reward the $1,000 prize to any or all 5 award areas.

Disbursement - The winning entrant will, upon verification of eligibility criteria as described above, receive their one-time scholarship disbursement of $1,000 in the form of a check from Honors Graduation to the approved school or university, listing the student as the beneficiary, depending on individual school "outside scholarship policies." Winners will be contacted by May 15, 2017, and funds distributed after that date. It is the recipient's exclusive responsibility to ensure that funds are received by the school or university and should notify us if that does not happen within 30 days of the date the check is issued.

Honors Graduation reserves the right to discontinue this program at any time without any notice. This promotion is void where prohibited.

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