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Nationally Competitive Scholarships Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships

Beebe Fund for Musicians

The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund provides fellowships to gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad (usually in Europe). Fellowships are awarded to students at the outset of their professional lives and who have not spent an extended period of time abroad previously. The award is for one year and provides funding for round trip transportation, living and other expenses up to $22,000.

www.beebefund.org

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

The Javits Fellowship provides up to 48 months of funding (tuition, fees and stipend) for students pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees in specific fields of the arts, humanities and social sciences at accredited U.S.institutions. Candidates must demonstrate superior ability, outstanding achievement, exceptional promise and financial need (filing of FAFSA). U.S.citizens, nationals or permanent residents are eligible.  NB> The Javits Fellowship is not running a competition for 2012. It may be re-opened for 2013.

http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html  

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Provides one year of advanced study in the US or abroad. Open to applicants holding a Bachelor's Degree in Architectural History or Design, Art, Art History, Art Education, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theater, Urban and Regional Planning and related fields. Candidates demonstrate high achievement in their fields, seriousness of purpose, and high moral character. Awards range from $9,000 to $20,000. The fellowship is administered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but students from comparable institutions may apply.

faa.illinois.edu/sites/faa.illinois.edu/files/katenealkinley2011.pdf

Marshall Scholarships

The Marshall Scholarship provides full funding (university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, RT airfare and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse) for 2 years (with a possible 3rd year extension) of graduate study at any British university or associated institutions. All academic fields are eligible. Candidates must be U.S.citizens and hold a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.7 at the start of the grant period.

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/about/

Smithsonian Institution internships

The world's largest museum complex  is looking for students to participate in duties that include research, program development, archival work and exhibition preparation. Internships are offered each semester in facilities across the organization.

www.si.edu/interns

Soros Foundation Fellowships for New Americans

The Soros Foundation Fellowships for New Americans fund up to 2 years of graduate study at any accredited institution in the U.S. Studies in all professional or academic fields are eligible. A New American can represent any national origin and is defined as a green card holder (resident alien), a naturalized citizen or the child of parents who are both naturalized citizens. Candidates must be under the age of 30 at the start of the grant period. Candidates must show strong evidence of originality, creativity, and leadership, accomplishments that reveal dedication and sustained efforts, and commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

http://www.pdsoros.org/

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program offers opportunties in all fields of graduate coursework, research or English language teaching in 140 countries. Grants are usually for one academic year and provide round-trip transportation, language courses (as appropriate), tuition and fees, living allowance and basic accident/health insurance. U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, hols a B.S./B.A. degree, are master's or doctoral degree candidates or young professionals or artists are eligible.

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Wolf Trap Internships (Various Internships available in the Washington, D.C. area)

The Wolf Trap Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theater. Internships offer the practical opportunity to become an integral member of the staff and to work side-by-side with professionals producing, promoting, and administering the full spectrum of the performing arts.

www.wolftrap.org/Education/Internships_for_College_Students.aspx

Kennedy Center Arts Management Internships (WTAMU sent an intern in Spring 2011)

The Kennedy Center Internship Program offers meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experiences to college juniors/seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates (within two years of graduation) who are interested in beginning careers in performing arts management and/or arts education. Internships may be available in advertising, development, education (local and national programs), National Symphony Orchestra, press relations, production, programming, technology, volunteer management, and finance.

Internships in departments throughout the Kennedy Center are full-time, last 12 weeks, and are offered in the Fall and Spring. Each intern, with their supervisor, develops a list of learning objectives and goals that they would like to accomplish as well as being assigned a project to be completed during their time at the Kennedy Center. Interns attend weekly sessions that are led by executives of the Kennedy Center and other major arts institutions in Washington, D.C. Interns may attend performances, workshops, and classes presented by the Center, free of charge (space available), during their internship.

www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement/internships/