Young Artists, Writers Can Win Awards for Exemplary Work

Private Funder: Alliance for Young Artists & Writers; Opportunity: 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; Funding Focus: K-12 education, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Students in grades 7-12; Funding: 15 scholarships of $10,000 each; Deadline: The 2017-18 competition opens this fall; deadlines vary by region (to find a deadline by zip code, go to  

Summary: Youth in grades 7-12 can submit work in one of 28 categories, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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