The National YoungArts Foundation is currently accepting applications to their grant program. Cash awards of up to $10,000 are available for young artists in the fields of Cinema, Design, Theater, Writing, Classical Music, Jazz, Visual Arts, Dance, Photography, and Voice. YoungArts offers these cash awards as an alternative to traditional scholarships and it allows students to spend the funds any way they see fit to further their education and hone their craft.
Applicants should be between the ages of 15-18 as of December 1, 2016, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. There is a $35 application fee, but YoungArts also has a fee-waiver program available.
The deadline for applications is October 14, 2016. To read more and apply, visit the National YoungArts Foundation website.