Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of February 27

Pratt Institute 2017 Summer PreCollege Program in Art

The Pratt Institute 2017 Summer PreCollege Program provides high school students with rigorous college level art, design and creative thinking courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings. Classes are taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities. Participating students will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical and visual studies at the college level.
  • Confirm that this is the subject you want to study in college.
  • Develop your skills through college-level coursework, using a variety of tools, materials, and techniques.
  • Develop a body of work for your portfolio for admission to college.
  • Meet other students who share your interests.
  • Get a preview of the college experience.

Click here for more information and to download application materials.

The Wooldridge Family Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $250, is a one-time gift given to a duPont Manual/ YPAS graduating senior who will be attending a Christian University, Christian College or pursuing the ministry. The scholarship is in honor of Donald C. Wooldridge (Class of 1952) and presented by Larry A. Wooldridge (Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, Principal 2002-2013), Denise Wooldridge, Ian Wooldridge (Class of 2011), Andy Wooldridge (Class of 2012), and Riley Wooldridge. Interested applicants must submit a resume and an essay of 250 words or less detailing why they are attending a Christian school or pursuing the ministry. A committee will select an annual recipient and the award will be presented at the annual “duPont Manual Senior Award Night.”

Please submit your essay and resume to Mr. Robinson no later than the close of school on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Kentucky AMVETS Ladies Auiliary Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to assist Kentucky High School graduates in furthering their education. Applicants must be a Kentucky High School Senior who has been accepted to an accredited college or university in pursuit if a service-oriented profession. The application deadline is March 24, 2017. Click here for the application.

NIAHD Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History

The National Institute of American History and Democracy Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History is a joint project between the College of William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg. Students may earn four hours of college credit for an exciting, in-depth study in early American History. There are two three-week sessions studying Jamestown through the American Revolution. Students may take either of the following courses in either session:

HIS 217:  American History from Jamestown through the American Revolution

HIS 218:  American History from the American Revolution through the Civil War.

See their website here for the application and more information.

University of Cincinnati Residential Pre-College DAAP Camps

DAAP Camps are week-long immersion for students to explore their creative passion areas and expand their skills in specific artistic disciplines. Set on the University of Cincinnati’s architecturally-renown campus and supervised by the faculty and staff at the globally recognized College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, each day camp includes time spent on studio projects, field trips, and social activities for the perfect mix of practice and inspiration. The dates for these programs are June 18-24, 2017.

Programs Offered In:

  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Communication Design
  • Studio Art
  • Industrial Design
  • Shoe Design

For more information, click here.

Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship

This scholarship is valued at $1,000. The scholarship website includes merit and need based scholarships. Application deadline is March 13, 2017. To apply online, click here.

Louisville Metro Housing Authority Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $1,500, is for graduating high school seniors who reside in public housing developments or Section 8 units since 1987. Students must have been a resident under either housing program for at least six months to be eligible.

The application is available here, on the website, at your property manager’s office, or by calling Connie Simrell at 569-3439.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2017. Only complete applications with necessary attachments will be considered.

The Walden School Young Musicians Program

These summer music programs emphasize:

  • Musical Creativity
  • Musicianship
  • Improvisation
  • Choral Singing
  • Music Composition

The program will take place July 1- August 6, 2017 in Dublin, New Hampshire, and has a 4-1 student faculty ratio.

Artists in Residence Include:

  • Annie Gosfield – Composer
  • Robert Kyr – Composer
  • Mivos Quartet – Performing Ensemble
  • Steven Beck – Pianist
  • Matthew Gold – Percussionist
  • Splinter Reeds – Performing Ensemble
  • International Contemporary Ensemble – Performing Ensemble

The application is available here, and click here to learn more.