The Pierians, Incorporated Detroit, Michigan Chapter Detroit Pierians Scholarship Award AWARD OVERVIEW The purpose of the Detroit Pierians Scholarship Award is to increase the presence of professionally-trained African Americans in the fine and performing arts. To this end, the Pierians, Inc., Detroit, MI Chapter offers a $1,000, nonrenewable scholarship to a high school graduating senior from either Cass Technical High School, Renaissance High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, or Detroit School of Arts, all within Detroit Public Schools who excels in the fine and performing arts. The recipient is selected on the basis of demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and dedication to the professional study of the fine or performing arts in any of the following categories: painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking, dance, choral or instrumental music, or theatre. ABOUT THE PIERIANS, INC. The Pierians, Incorporated is a national black women’s arts organization whose mission is the cultivation, celebration, and support of the arts in their various forms. The Detroit, MI Chapter was chartered in 2013 with a four-fold mission: (1) to bring together women interested in the promotion of the arts and other artistic endeavors, (2) to encourage young artists through giving awards and scholarships to students of the arts, (3) to support local artists and art institutions in the Detroit Metropolitan area, and (4) to enhance the enjoyment of the arts through the pursuit of study and other educational activities. ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Be a 2014 graduating senior from one of the four identified schools within Detroit Public Schools. Have a GPA of 2.7 or above. Describe and demonstrate their dedication to the professional study of the fine or performing arts. Complete application form and essay. Document community activities. Confirm admission to a university or college’s fine or performing arts program by September 30, 2014. Furnish 3 letters of recommendation: One letter must be from one’s fine or performing art instructor on school stationary. The second letter must come from another school representative on school stationary. The third letter may come from clergy, community and/or civic representatives. No letters are accepted from family relatives. 8. Finalists will be invited to an interview over the weekend of August 1, 2014, during which time finalists will be asked to demonstrate their excellence in their area of fine or performing arts. The scholarship will be submitted to the identified university to be applied to the recipient’s college expenses. APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 18, 2014 The Pierians, Incorporated Detroit, Michigan Chapter Detroit Pierians Scholarship Award Application (MUST BE TYPED) Personal: Name: Address: City/State/Zip: E-Mail Address: Employer - Position/Hours-Per-Week: Phone: Education: High School: Graduation Date: Overall/Cumulative Grade Point Average: Based on a GPA system of: ACT and/or SAT score: ACT: SAT: Major area(s) of high school study: Extracurricular Activities (school, clubs, athletics). Indicate position(s), club(s) and/or athletics you participated in. Be sure to distinguish year (9-12) and approximate hours you participated when you list the club/organization. List fine and performing arts activities. Activity Years Participated Hours/Week Leadership Positions Held University/college(s) to which you have been accepted for admission: University you plan to attend: . Educational Plans Educational Goals: Intended College Major: Intended College Minor: Career/Professional Aspiration: Activities/Awards: Community Service/Volunteer Activities (church, community etc.): Indicate community organizations you actively participated in during each grade year. Also, indicate hours of volunteer service for each activity. List fine and performing arts activities. Note that these can be school related, but should not duplicate any responses you made in any previous section of the application. Organization Years Participated Hours/Week Leadership Positions Held . Honors and Awards: Tell us about the honors you received. Indicate whether they were on a local (school, county, or district), state or national level. These awards may be outside of school activities, but should not be duplicated in any other area of the application. Essay: In the space below, please type an essay of 200-300 words on: How have you demonstrated your dedication to the professional study of the fine or performing arts? I attest that the information listed on this application is accurate. Signature of Applicant: Date: In addition to a completed application form, the following items must be included before your application can be considered (check boxes below to indicate items are included): Three (3) Recommendation Letters All applications must be received by July 18, 2014 to: Detroit Pierians Scholarship Committee 5724 Brush Street Detroit, Michigan 48202 Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.