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Thea Scholarship Deadlines Approaching
Thea Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Registration and submission dates for Thea’s 11th annual scholarship competitions are quickly approaching, beginning January 16 and continuing through April 5.  Across five categories, the Thea Foundation will award $70,000 in scholarships to twenty-eight graduating seniors in the class of 2013.  Ten are allocated for Visual Arts, ten for Performing Arts, four for Filmmaking, two for Creative Writing, and two for Poetry Slam.  In addition, Thea will award ten Visual Arts cash prizes to high school juniors.

Students interested in participating in one of the scholarship competitions can visit the Thea Foundation website at www.theafoundation.org/scholarships and find quick links to important information, such as guidelines, deadlines, and registration forms for each of the five competitions.  Registration deadlines and competition dates are as follows:

Competition               Registration Deadline        Competition/Submission Date
Visual Arts**               January 16, 2013              January 19, 2013
Creative Writing         January 30, 2013               February 1, 2013
Performing Arts         January 30, 2013               February 2, 2013
Performance Poetry   February 20, 2013            February 23, 2013
Filmmaking                 April 5, 2013                     April 5, 2013    

**For those interested in the Visual Arts Scholarship, please note the format restructure of artwork submission.  Students will no longer upload photographs of their artworks online, but will bring their artworks to the Thea Center to be judged in-person and on-site.  Students are requested to pre-register online by January 16, 2013, then bring their artworks to the Thea Center on January 19, 2013, for judging.  More details at www.theafoundation.org/scholarships.        

Judged by college-level faculty and/or practicing professionals, Thea’s scholarship competitions are unique in that they are remarkably inclusive.  They are open to students who attend public, private, charter, and home schools and those who have completed their GED.  Students are not required to provide their GPAs or test scores, or intent to major in the arts.

Furthermore, the Thea Foundation has partnered with over twenty institutions of higher education that commit to match or even exceed our scholarship funds should a recipient choose to attend one of the schools.  On average, for every dollar Thea awards in scholarships, an Education Partner matches at three dollars.  For a listing of these Education Partners, visit www.theafoundation.org/education-partners.  
The Thea Foundation has been awarding scholarships to high school seniors across the state of Arkansas since 2002.  In ten years, Thea has distributed $1.5 million in scholarships to 197 students gifted in the arts.  Our scholarship program’s framework is designed completely around one simple but poignant motivation:  to reward hardworking students and to inspire them to be confident and ambitious.     
For more information, visit www.theafoundation.org/scholarships or call 501-379-9512.

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