Scholarships

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ATG Artistic & Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarships

We believe in supporting future Asian American artists and leaders who are shining examples of what it means to go Against The Grain. Each year, ATG proudly awards scholarships to a select group of amazing Asian American high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate school students through our Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship Program and Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship Program.

A panel of judges selects scholarship finalists and winners based on the combined strength of their GPA, community involvement and leadership, personal essay, portfolio and/or video submission and personal interview, representing the spirit of Against The Grain Productions.

Applications for each program are due in April, finalists are selected in July and winners are notified by August each year. The application deadline for 2014 has passed, but we encourage applicants for the 2015 scholarship program to read through our scholarship descriptions below and to check back here in the spring for the updated application form!


2015 Against The Grain Scholarship Applications

Artistic Scholarship Information

Due Date: April 15, 2015
Purpose: To provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications.

Awards: $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S
  • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.)
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Family members of Board members are ineligible

Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

  • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
  • Academic performance
  • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Phone/in-person committee interview

Please note that those Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion held in Fall 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged. Funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.

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Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship Information

Due Date: April 15, 2015
Purpose: To provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.

Awards: $1,500 to be applied toward school tuition and fees

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Must be a high school senior, a college senior enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. four-year college/university or a graduate student enrolled at an accredited U.S. graduate program who will be enrolled in an accredited college/university for the upcoming academic calendar
  • Scholarship is open to students of all majors
  • Have demonstrated visionary leadership abilities through innovative means
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Family members of Board members are ineligible

Video Presentation: All scholarship candidates must submit a video presentation showcasing their work and qualifications:

  • Videos will be judged on content, creativity and execution
  • Videos are to be submitted on flash drive in the formats .wmv or .mov

Please note that the selected Finalists and Winners will be asked to sign a release from so that we may feature his or her video on our homepage.

Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

  • Video presentation
  • Quality of content submission (essay)
  • Academic performance
  • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Phone/in-person committee interview

Please note that those Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion held in Fall 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged.

Funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.

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Scholarship Winners

A Special Thanks from Our 2014 Winners!


Heritage and Culture Camp Scholarships

Following our support of orphanages in Asia, ATG also provides scholarships here at home to ten young Asian American adoptees each year to attend culture camps such as Catalyst Foundation’s Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families and Vietnamese Heritage Camp. Last year, we raised $1,000, allowing ten youths to spend a few days in the summer connecting with their heritage, bonding with new friends and participating in enriching activities.

Meet our 2014 Heritage and Culture Camp Scholarship Winners

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