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Meet Our 2017 ATG Scholarship Winners

The ATG Scholarship Committee is proud to announce our 2017 Scholarship Winners. Scored based on strength of GPA, leadership/community involvement, portfolio/video submission, essays, letters of recommendation and a final phone interview, we chose ten students who are brilliant, shining examples of what it means to go Against The Grain. We are truly proud of this exceptional group and look forward to all that we know they will accomplish for their vocation and for the Asian American community in the future.

And the winners are:

ATG Artistic Scholarship

  • Yasmeen Anand
  • Mai-Phuong Bui
  • Maia Schmidt
  • Lauren Huynh
  • Inaara Muhammad

Bruce & Pat McRae Artistic Scholarship

  • Serena Shen

#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

  • Uyen Truong
  • Alyssa Domenico

Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Nataly Keomoungkhoun

Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • Jessica Lee

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Meet Our 2016 ATG Scholarship Winners!

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The ATG Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the 2016 Scholarship Winners. Scored based on strength of GPA, leadership/community involvement, portfolio/video submission, essays, letters of recommendation and a final phone interview, we chose nine students who are brilliant, shining examples of what it means to go Against The Grain. We are truly proud of this exceptional group and all that we know they will accomplish for their vocation and for the Asian American community in the future. Special thanks to Ambassador Gauthami Vemula for providing the additional Power of Me Scholarship.

Check out the winners’ thank you videos on YouTube.

And the winners are:

ATG Artistic Scholarship

  • Angeline Young
  • Michelle Kim
  • Kiana Ziegler
  • Tan Vu

Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Nicci Kelly
  • Ben Chu
  • Ishan Sharma
  • Kristina Nguyen

#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

  • Hsin-Roe Pan

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Meet Our 2016 ATG Scholarship Finalists

Through our Scholarship Program, ATG proudly awards Artistic, Groundbreaker Leadership, #LiveLikeLyly scholarships to a select group of amazing Asian American high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate school students who are shining examples of what it means to go Against The Grain. Since 2011, we have awarded 30 scholarships. In 2015, we awarded ten to deserving students across the country – and look forward to doing the same in 2016!

Meet Our 2016 Scholarship Finalists:

ATG Artistic Scholarship

  • Angeline Young
  • Jamie Nguyen
  • Jihyun (Michelle) Kim
  • Kiana Ziegler
  • Maya de Leon
  • Mei Lu Barnum
  • Michelle Dominado
  • Sarah Yap
  • Tan Vu
  • Xian Boles

Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Nicci Kelly
  • Angeline Young
  • Ben Chu
  • Ishan Sharma
  • Kristina Nguyen

#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

  • Hao Trieu
  • Hsin-Roe Pan

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ATG Scholarship Update: Thoa Nguyen (2012 Winner)

2012 Artistic Scholarship Winner Thoa Nguyen
2012 Artistic Scholarship Winner Thoa Nguyen

Scholarship Winner: Thoa Nguyen
School: University of Texas at Austin
Major: Radio/Television/Film

One of the most compelling reasons we chose Thoa Nguyen to receive an ATG Artistic Scholarship Award and featured her in our monthly Going Against The Grain posts in 2012 was her sheer talent and tenacity. An immigrant from Vietnam at the tender age of two, she overcame language and culture barriers through her ambition to excel in school and a passion for studio art. As a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin, this Radio/Television/Film and Studio Art Major was already highly accomplished, with numerous leadership roles and academic honors under her belt. And now, as a senior,  she continues to wow with her work in art direction and production design for more than 20 short films and helping her team capture first place in a joint UT Austin/St. Edwards University design competition. In the future, we hope to work with Thoa to create art for our upcoming documentary Light of DayRead more about Thoa’s accomplishments and what she’s up to next.

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ATG Scholarship Update: Kit Zauhar (2013 Winner)

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Scholarship Winner: Kit Zauhar
School: NYU Tisch
Major: Film and Television Production, Minors in Creative Writing and Philosophy

The last time we caught up with Kit Zauhar, she was just 18 years-old, waiting to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since receiving her ATG Artistic Scholarship Award in 2013, she has proudly increased her voice as an Asian American woman and filmmaker through a short film Helicopter, which will premiere on the West Coast at The National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle and published works in publications such as NYU’s Mercer Street, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and West 10th. Her ambitions don’t stop there – look out for Kit’s own online literary magazine to grace computer screens and devices soon. Read more about Kit’s accomplishments and what she’s up to next. Read more

ATG Scholarship Update: Lizzy Tan (2014 Winner)

Lizzy Tan

Scholarship Winner: Lizzy Tan
School: University of Texas at Austin
Major(s): B.F.A. Dance, B.A. Economics, Liberal Arts Honors
Year: Sophomore

Sophomore Lizzy Tan has been one busy Longhorn since receiving an ATG Artistic Scholarship award in 2014. As a member of the University of Texas’ Dance Repertory Theatre, she has participated in a number of dance concerts while taking master classes with prominent dance artists. In just the past two school years, Lizzy has won six academic awards and honors, including a Cactus StandoUT Award, first place (twice) in the College of Liberal Arts Freedom of Speech essay contest and membership into the Order of Omega Honor Society. She’s also making a difference across the campus by co-founding Texas Leaders to “establish leadership as part of the University of Texas’ curriculum.”

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Announcing the Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

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Ranier and Grace Pabilona

 

Against The Grain Productions is proud to announce the addition of The Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship to its scholarship fund for 2016. Recognizing Asian American high school, graduate and post-graduate students pursuing a career in entrepreneurship, the new scholarship will provide two $5,000 awards for U.S. students attending accredited American universities. Applications are available starting December at www.AgainstTheGrainProductions.com.

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Going Against The Grain: Sophie Chien

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Eighteen-year-old 2015 Against The Grain Bruce & Pat McRae Scholarship Winner, who is attending the Rhode Island School of Design and majoring in Architecture, was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up surrounded by critiques and discussions about design, as her parents are both architects. From this influence, she was drawn (literally) to take IB Visual Art for three years in high school, specifically focusing on expressing her ideas through sculpture and photography. Read more

Going Against The Grain: 2015 ATG Scholarship Winners

2015 WinnersThe ATG Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the 2015 Scholarship Winners.  Scored based on strength of GPA, leadership/community involvement, portfolio/video submission, essays, letters of recommendation and a final phone interview, we again chose TEN students who are brilliant, shining examples of what it means to go Against The Grain. We are truly proud of this exceptional group and all that we know they will accomplish for their vocation and for the Asian American community in the future. We are also grateful to the family of Lyly Koenig Mendez and Bruce & Pat McRae for generously donating so that we could give three special scholarships this year!

And the winners are:

#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

  • Lauren Padilla 
  • Tiffany Piko

ATG Artistic Scholarship

  • Elizabeth Chung-Brown
  • Katherine Del Rosario
  • Evan Harris
  • Rialin Jose
  • Suttinee Hannah Sansavath
  • Shine Wu
  • Angeline Young

Bruce & Pat McRae Scholarship

  • Sophie Chien

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