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Scholarships


The Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program

Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn’s vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program focuses on the Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts for young adults in high school. Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college or arts education program. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the pre-college or arts education program designated by the student. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition.

2015 Applicant Pool Statistics

A record number of students - more than 500 individuals - started the application process for this year's scholarship program between October 2014 and January 2015. Applicants hailed from 34 U.S. states and four countries. More than a third reside in the U.S. South and another third in the Northeast. The top five applicant states by volume of applications were: North Carolina, Florida, California, Illinois, and New York. 44% of students were high school juniors (grade 11) and 25% were sophomores (grade 10).   

Criteria

The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts.

Scholarships are awarded competitively.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges in order to select scholarship recipients.  Judges are practicing artists, arts educators, and experts in the various fields of focus, completely independent from the Foundation’s Board/staff, and geographically dispersed throughout the United States. Additional information may be sought directly from the applicant.

Scholarships range in size up to $3,000.

How to Apply for Funding

The application period is closed for 2015. Watch for our announcement in the fall when the 2016 application period opens. 

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AQF Alumni


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AQF Alumni


2015

Jacques Agbobly*
Chicago, IL 
Grade 11
Arts Program Attending: Parsons, New School for Design 
Visual Arts: Textile and Apparel Design

*Scholarship sponsored by Nanci & Robert DeRobbio 

Marianna Faith Anderson*
Yukon, OK
Grade 12 
Arts Program Attending: Oklahoma Film Institute 
Media Arts: Film

*Larry King Honorary Scholarship 

Varsha Appaji*
Plano, TX
Grade 10 
Arts Program Attending:  Chinmaya Naada Bindu: Monsoon Music Intensive 
Performing Arts:  Classical Indian Vocalist

*Estela Goldsmith Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Raoul and Leticia De La Sota

Chloe Beatty*
Winston Salem, NC
Grade 10
Arts Program Attending: Joffrey South: Jazz/Contemporary Dance 
Performing Arts: Dance

*Richard Carbotti Memorial Scholarship sponsored by family and friends

Monet Beatty*
Winston Salem, NC
Grade 11 
Arts Program Attending:  Joffrey South:  Jazz/Contemporary Dance 
Performing Arts:: Dance

*Richard Carbotti Memorial Scholarship sponsored by family and friends

Amanda Black*
Sherborn, MA
Grade 11 
Arts Program Attending:  Houston Ballet’s Summer Intensive
Performing Arts: Ballet

*Scholarship sponsored by Liz & Joe Marconi

Natalie Carioti*
Mount Prospect, IL 
Grade 11
Arts Program Attending: Carnegie Mellon University: Summer Pre-College Drama Program 
Performing Arts: Musical Theatre

*Scholarship sponsored by Paul & Dona Burke 

Mairead Dambruch* 
Milton, MA
Grade 11
Arts Program Attending:  Rhode Island School of Design, Pre College Summer Program
Visual Arts & Design:  Drawer/Painter

*Scholarship sponsored by Joan & Paul Sorensen

Aidan Forster*
Taylors, SC 
Grade 9 
Arts Program Attending:  Summer Academy Program at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities  
Literary Arts:  Fiction and Poetry

*Claudia Gerber Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Troy Finn & Keith Doucet 

Lewis Greenstein*
Seattle, WA 
Grade 10 
Arts Program Attending:  Pratt Fine Arts Center: Bronze Casting 
Visual Arts:  Sculpture

*Scholarship sponsored by Tom Roberts 

Charlotte Howard*
Rhinebeck, NY 
Grade 10 
Arts Program Attending:  New Hampshire Institute of Art Pre-College Summer Program 
Visual Arts & Design Applicants:  Photographer

*Richard Carbotti Memorial Scholarship sponsored by family and friends

Anna Schmidt*
Shawnee, KS
Grade 11
Arts Program Attending:  Houston Ballet Summer Intensive: 
Performing Arts: Ballet

*Scholarship sponsored by Sandra Van den Broek

Lindsey Sharpe *
Duluth, GA 
Grade 12 
Arts Program Attending:  Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Performing Arts:  Cellist

*Jean DiBona Honorary Scholarship sponsored by Vin DiBona

Kang Min Shin*
Cresskill, NJ  
Grade: 10  
Arts Program Attending: Aspen Music Festival and School
Performing Arts:  Instrumental: Classical Guitar

*Scholarship sponsored by supporters of the Anthony Quinn Foundation

Sylvani Starchild-St. Clair*
Eugene, OR
Grade 10
Arts Program Attending:  Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, International Summer Dance Intensive
Performing Arts:  Ballet

*Scholarship sponsored by Erich Rhynhart & Friends

Rachel Yi*
Simpsonville, SC
Grade 9 
Arts Program Attending:  Heifetz International Music Institute
Performing Arts Applicants:  Violinist

*Scholarship sponsored by supporters of the Anthony Quinn Foundation

 

2014

Joe Broom
McLean, VA
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Menlo Summer Brass Institute Performing Arts: Music

Magdalena Elizabeth Ford
Raleigh, NC
Grade 10
Arts Program Attended: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Performing Arts: Drama

Arianna Gardiner
Oakland, CA
Grade 10
Arts Program Attended: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Performing Arts: Theatre

Willie Grear
Wakefield, RI
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: NYU Summer Jazz Improvisational Workshop: Jazz Improvisation and Theory
Performing Arts: Music
 

Sydney Harris*
Yonkers, NY
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Bel Canto Institute Florence, Italy
Performing Arts: Classical Voice & Italian Language


*Richard Carbotti Memorial Scholarship sponsored by family and friends
 

Moscelyne ParkeHarrison
Saratoga Springs, NY
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Ballet Austin Senior Summer Intensive
Performing Arts: Dance

Greer Hutchison
Chicago, IL
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Hubbard Street Dance
Performing Arts: Dance

Yong-hun Kim
Chapel Hill, NC
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Lamar Stringfield Music Camp
Performing Arts: Music

Ashlyn Lund
Mooresville, NC
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Visual Arts: Drawing and Design, Sculpture

Kahari Moore
Chicago, IL
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Houston Ballet Academy
Performing Arts: Ballet

India Murphy
Chicago, IL
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Rhode Island School of Design
Visual Arts: Painting

MacKenzie Kade Patrick
Mooresville, NC
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: Savannah College of Art and Design
Pre-College: Rising Star: Visual Arts

Abigail Lee Quarles
Marietta, GA
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Performing Arts: Dance

Aidan Weaver
Asheville, NC
Grade 11
Arts Program Attended: University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Visual Arts: Filmaking

 

2013

Caldwell Butler
Mercersburg, PA 
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS: Filmmaking
Arts Program Attended: University of North Carolina School for the Arts Summer Program

Rose Bud Doetsch
Lake Bluff, IL
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS: Painting
Arts Program Attended: Pre-College Art Lab at the Kansas City Art Institute

Imani English
Chicago, IL
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Dance
Arts Program Attended: Hubbard Street Summer Intensive

Laura Finney
Washington, DC
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Dance
Arts Program Attended: Ellison Ballet Sumer Intensive

Alexandria Gilbert
Kansas City, MO
Grade 10
VISUAL ARTS: Drawing and Painting
Arts Program Attended: Pre-College Art Lab at the Kansas City Art Institute

Lena Goodson
York, PA
Grade 10
PERFORMING ARTS: Double Bass
Arts Program Attended: Boston University Tanglewood Institute: Young Artist Orchestra

Olivia Holladay
Marietta, GA
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Violin
Arts Program Attended: Interharmony Music Festival

Justin Lee
Duluth, GA
Grade 10
PERFORMING ARTS: Violin
Arts Program Attended: The Summer String Camp program, Atlanta

Alexander Peifer
Chicago, IL
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS: Fashion
Arts Program Attended: RISD Pre-College Summer Program

Isabella Pezzulo
Lake Worth, FL
Grade 10
VISUAL ARTS: Painting
Arts Program Attended: Cow House Studios Art on the Farm Program

Caroline Scott
Skillman, NJ
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Theatre
Arts Program Attended: National High School Institute at Northwestern University, Theater Division

Isabella Saraceni
Newtown, CT
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS: Drawing
Arts Program Attended: Alfred University Pre-College Summer Program

In Hae Yap
New York, NY
Stuyvesant High School
Grade 10
PERFORMING ARTS: Violin
Arts Program Attended: Manhattan School of Music, NYC

 

2012

Brandon Hou
Norcross, GA
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Violin/Piano
Arts Program Attended: Franklin Pond Chamber Music

Evan Kinnane
Tiverton, RI
Grade 10
PERFORMING ARTS: Acting/Musical Theater
Arts Program Attended: The Boston Conservatory Music Theater Dance Intensive

Gregory LaRosa
Downingtown, PA
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Percussion
Arts Program Attended: Boston University Tanglewood Institute: Young Artists Orchestra and Percussion Workshop

Megan Lee
Hudson, OH
Grade 9
PERFORMING ARTS: Piano
Arts Program Attended: Pre-College Division of the Cleveland Institute of Music: Summer Sonata Program

Tsukumo Tina Niwa
Fort Lee, NJ
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Oboe
Arts Program Attended:  Boston University Tanglewood Institute: Oboe Workshop

Erica Ogihara
Pinecrest, FL
Grade 9
PERFORMING ARTS: Cello
Arts Program Attended: Boston University Tanglewood Institute: Young Artists Orchestra

Amber Romano
Johnston, RI
Grade 12
PERFORMING ARTS: Ballet
Arts Program Attended: The Brookline Ballet School Youth Ballet Program, Level 7

Anna Sherman
Wakefield, RI
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS: Painting/Illustration
Arts Program Attended: Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education, Young Artists Program, Painting Studio

Wickliffe Simmons
Atlanta, GA
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS: Cello
Arts Program Attended: Meadowmount School of Music of Society for Strings, Inc.

Emilie Sommers
Albuquerque, NM
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS: Photography and Printmaking
Arts Program Attended: Sam Fox School of Art & Design at Washington University in St. Louis, Portfolio Plus Program

Jordan Towle
Wakefield, RI
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS: Painting/Illustration
Arts Program Attended: Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education, Art Studio

 

2011

Nicolette Greene
West Greenwich, RI
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS
The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts; Torrington, CT

Sara Morales
Providence, RI
Grade 11
VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN
Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Summer Program; Providence, RI

Melvin Matos
Providence, RI
Grade 12
MEDIA ARTS
Pratt Institute Pre-College Summer Program; NY, NY

Tyler Murgo
Bristol, RI
Grade 11
MEDIA ARTS
Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Summer Program; Providence, RI

Ramsay Pope
Jamaica Plain, MA
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS
London Cultural Connections Program; London, UK

William Valles
Barrington, RI
Grade 11
PERFORMING ARTS
Trinity Repertory Young Actors Summer Institute; Prov., RI

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program?

The Anthony Quinn Foundation recognizes that there is a crisis in arts education. The Scholarship Program has been developed to provide financial assistance to high school students who wish to attend a recognized pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program. The Scholarship Program is a competitive program and the applicants considered to be the most passionate, best qualified and most promising are awarded funding. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program exists to help students achieve a level of learning that the applicant would not have otherwise been able to achieve. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition.

What does the Foundation look for in an applicant?

Scholarships are awarded competitively. Ideal applicants are those who would benefit from financial support and demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth in one of the following areas: visual arts and design, dance, theatre, singing, instrumental, media arts, and literary arts.

If awarded a scholarship, does the applicant have to apply the funding to a specific program?

Yes. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship funds must be applied directly to a recognized pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program identified by the applicant. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship funds will go toward one program – not multiple programs. The applicant must provide proof of acceptance to their program of choice. If the applicant is selected as a scholarship recipient, they must provide the Anthony Quinn Foundation with a plan for how they will personally fund the remainder of the tuition.

How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted via the Foundation's online submission process. The application period runs from October through January each year.  

The applicant must provide by the deadline:

Personal email account:  The applicant must have an active, personal email account (not a parent’s; nominator’s; recommender’s). This is our only way of communication with the applicant. If we attempt to contact the applicant and the applicant does not respond, the application will be withdrawn. The applicant must keep the Anthony Quinn Foundation informed of any changes.
Nominator:  The applicant must select a nominator, a person who proposes the applicant as a candidate for the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship and states in their letter of nomination (150 words or less) why the applicant should be considered for the scholarship. The nominator can be a teacher, advisor, or other adult outside the applicant’s family, but must be someone other than the recommender. The applicant must provide the nominator’s name and email address and a request for the letter of nomination will be sent directly from the Foundation.

Recommender:  The recommender is the person whom the applicant chooses to endorse their candidacy for the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship and to write the letter of recommendation (500 words or less). The recommender can be a teacher, advisor, or other adult mentor outside the applicant’s family, and must be someone other than the nominator. The applicant must provide the recommender’s name and email address and a request for the letter of recommendation will be sent directly from the Foundation.
Personal Statement The applicant must provide a personal statement which demonstrates what the applicant is passionate about, and why this particular program the applicant is applying to is important to them. What does the applicant hope to accomplish during the program and expect to gain from this program’s instructional experience? (500 words or less).
Sample of your work:

  • Visual Arts & Design: The applicant must submit between eight to twelve jpeg images that characterize the applicant’s work.
  • Dance, Theatre, Singing and Instrumental: The applicant must submit up to three video samples no longer than three minutes each, that characterize the applicant’s work.
  • Media Arts:  The applicant must submit between eight to twelve jpeg images or post up to three samples, no longer than three minutes each that characterize the applicant’s work.
  • Literary Arts:  The applicant must submit up to three writing samples limited to one page each that characterize the applicant’s work.

What are the Foundation's Anti-Discrimination Clause and Behavioral Standards: 

The Anthony Quinn Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, religion (creed), national origin (ancestry), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, political beliefs, height or weight in any of the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship processes or in its operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all the applicants, The Board of Trustees, our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.
Plagiarism is defined, but not limited to, submitting work done by another person or failing to cite another person’s ideas; failing to properly place quotation marks on borrowed sentences or phrases and not appropriately documenting notes and bibliographic references.

How are the scholarship applications evaluated?

Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges who are practicing artists and/or arts educators whose professional expertise ranges across the spectrum of fields for which scholarships are awarded. The judges are independent of the Anthony Quinn Foundation’s board and staff and operate under a strict conflict of interest policy and the anti-discrimination clause.

If selected for a scholarship, will the recipient receive the full amount requested?

Not necessarily. Based on the requested amount and the overall cost of the program, the Anthony Quinn Foundation may award full or partial funding up to $3000.

Are the funds sent directly to the recipient?

No. Funds awarded are sent directly to the arts education program of choice, not to the recipient.

How much is awarded per recipient?

The Scholarship award amounts are up to $3000 or 50% (whichever is less) of the total tuition cost. Most scholarships range from $1,000-$3,000 but partial funding from another source is encouraged. Based on the requested amount and the overall cost of the recognized pre-college or intensive summers arts education program the Anthony Quinn Foundation may award only partial funding. Before the payment of the scholarship funds, the recipient must show proof of acceptance into the program, and that any remaining balance has been paid by the recipient. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship requires that all recipients pay the non-refundable deposit fee, if applicable, and submit proof of payment to the Anthony Quinn Foundation. The recipient must provide the deadline by which the tuition is to be paid and request an invoice from their program to be submitted to the Anthony Quinn Foundation Accounting: accounting@anthonyquinnfoundation.org. Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a post program, follow-up survey.

I have decided to apply to two different programs; can I receive a scholarship for both? Or can I split my scholarship monies to pay for the two different programs?

No. The scholarship funds will be for one program. If the applicant has been chosen as a semi-finalist, the Anthony Quinn Foundation will contact the semi-finalist and ask them to confirm the name of the one program the semi-finalist indicated on the application. If a second choice of program was indicated, they will be required at this point to select one of the two.

I stated on the application that I wanted to go to a specific program, but now I have changed my mind and want to apply to another program.  Can I apply my scholarship funds toward this new program?

No.

What if I don’t get accepted to the program I selected?

Scholarship monies are based on the program that the applicant indicated on the application. The Anthony Quinn Foundation allows the applicant to list up to two programs on the application. If the applicant does not get accepted to the first choice program, the applicant must inform us, and the second choice program will be selected as the program of choice. If the applicant decides not to attend either program, the application will be taken out of consideration.

Can I apply to a program that I have already attended?

No. Scholarship recipients cannot use the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship funds to return to a program that they have already attended in the past or are currently attending.

Can the scholarship funds be used for private instruction?

No. Private instruction as a program is not allowed. The nominator and or recommender may not be the instructor or be the recipient of the Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarship funds.

What if I have already been attending a program and wish the scholarship funds to go towards retroactive payments?  Can I do this?

No.  We will not provide scholarship monies retroactively for a program that the applicant has already been attending.

Can the funds be used for travel?

No.

Can I use the scholarship funds for secondary or for college tuition?

No. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school (high school) or college tuition. The Scholarship Program has been developed to provide financial assistance to high school students who wish to attend a recognized pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program.

When will the applicants be notified of their status?

The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program will begin notifying students about their status in April.

Can the applicant use the funds for next year?

No.   The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship funds must be expended by December 31st of the year in which the funds are awarded.