Emerging Artists Fund Scholarship
The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is proud to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. A limited number of scholarships beginning at $1,000 each will be awarded to finalists. Scholarship recipients will also be featured in pre-recorded video performances.
The submission deadline for the 2022 scholarship will be announced in Fall 2021.
About the Y.E.S. Fund
The Emerging Artists Fund is an outgrowth of the Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund, which was created to make it possible for underserved students to attend Wortham Center school programming. Scholarships, made possible by private donors, cover the cost of admission and are available to students on a free or reduced lunch program.
Who can apply for the Emerging Artists Fund?
Students graduating from high school during the current school year are invited to apply. Applicants must currently be residents of Buncombe County, must intend to pursue a career in the performing arts, and must receive a recommendation from a teacher, instructor, or mentor. If you have a question regarding eligibility, contact Shana Adams at 828-257-4512.
How do I apply?
To apply for a scholarship, applicants must complete an application, create an audition video, and obtain a recommendation from a teacher or mentor. The 2021 scholarship deadline has passed and scholarships have been awarded. Submission of an application does not guarantee an award.
How do I support?
Give to the Emerging Artists Fund by supporting the Youth Education Scholarship (Y.E.S.) Fund.
For more information, contact Shana Adams at 828-257-4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.