The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Microgrant Program / Deadline: December 3


The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Microgrant Program supports creative projects by Alumni of the Scholastic Awards. This program seeks clear and compelling proposals that advance Alumni development in their chosen practice in any field of creative inquiry. They define creative inquiry as any investigation that informs our humanity through art, writing, performance, social science, math, natural and physical sciences, or technology.

Up to six $1,000 grants will be awarded after proposals are reviewed by members of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Alumni Council and Staff. Exemplary proposals will demonstrate passion and dedication for the proposed projects. The Alumni Microgrant Program was created to support Alumni across all disciplines, states, and countries and to advance the Alumni Council’s mission of sustaining lasting relationships with each other.


-Must be a Scholastic Awards Alumni

-Currently enrolled high school and undergraduate students are not eligible

-Previous recipients of this microgrant are ineligible

-Qualifying projects encompass a range of possibilities, including: cost of travel to conduct research; participation fee for a conference; writer’s retreat or residency; production costs for an exhibition or public installation; a component of completing a master’s thesis project or doctoral dissertation; realizing a curatorial or community-based project or event; editioning a print-based project; producing a film; as well as many more options.

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