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February 2023


Dear Graduating High School Senior:


The Society Incorporated, Supporting the Arts is an organization founded in 1983 as a non-profit  organization of professional women of color who are dedicated to enhancing, exposing, and  promoting youth in the arts. We provide support for young literary, visual, musical and performing artists.  


We are proud to offer $2000.00 Emerging Artist Scholarships in the following  categories: 
Visual Arts (graphic media and film) 
Performing Arts (dance and theatrical) 
Literary Arts (written and spoken word) 
Musical Arts (vocal and instrumental)

 All applicants must comply with the requirements below:

❏ Be a senior student of an accredited high school in good standing and eligible to receive a high  school diploma at the end of 2022-2023 Academic Year and plan to attend college in the fall.

❏ Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. from your high school. (You must provide a copy of  your latest transcript with your completed application).

❏ Be involved in school and community leadership activities and exhibit qualities of high  character and integrity.

❏ Complete the formal scholarship application along with all necessary verification.

❏ Submit two (2) letters of recommendation that show evidence of character, leadership, and/or community service.

❏ Complete the scholarship requirements for Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts or  Musical Arts.

❏ All applicants must write an essay explaining their interest and goals in the field of Visual Arts,  Performing Arts, Literary Arts or Musical Arts.

❏ All applicants must sign the attached application certifying that all information provided is true  and complete to the best of their knowledge. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application Requirements:

  • Write a 300-word essay explaining your interest and goals in your artistic field.

  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendations from people who know you well and are knowledgeable  about your artistic, scholastic and community service work. At least one of these letters must  be from one of your high school teachers. Fellow students, friends, or family members will not  be accepted as references.

  • The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A., exhibit leadership ability and participate in  community service activities. Provide a copy of your official transcript with the application.

  • Submit an electronic representation of your work. This may be a photo of your art or written  word or a video of your performance – audio visual production, spoken word, theatrical, dance  or musical performance.

  • Submit a photo of yourself with the application. 

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please select this link to open the application form:

Letters of Reference should be sent to:


The application deadline is March 1, 2023.  The Society, Incorporated encourages your participation and appreciates your cooperation and interest in its program.



Anna L. Riley, Vice President

Chairperson for Scholarship

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