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 http://tinyurl.com/p4b78u3).
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.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/CDP2i2-14 (website).