Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarship Application-Elementary/Middle School
Eligibility
All students applying must have a Des Plaines postal address.
Students who have been awarded a scholarship will not be eligible two consecutive years.
Applications will be judged in two age categories:
4th through the 8th grade – Up to $500
9th through the 12th grade – Up to $1,000

Scholarships are to be used for tuition to study the fine, performing, digital media or literary arts. Eligible programs include, but are not limited to, supplies, materials, instruments, freshman college tuition, specialized training, private lessons, summer camps or special programs in any facet of the fine, performing, digital media or literary arts.
Scholarships must be used no later than December 31, 2021.

Application
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Final selection will be made by the Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarship Committee.
Selection is NOT based on financial need.
All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the original information submitted, see reverse side for details.
Any changes in plans after the original application is accepted may make the student ineligible.

All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2020.

Process
Students who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified on or around May 1, 2020. Awarded recipient names will also be posted on our website at DPArtsCouncil.org. Check our website for scholarship updates prior to calling. Checks will be sent to the school or program, not directly to the student or parent, except in the case of college tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to provide appropriate billing information to the Arts Council, including the scholarship recipient’s social security number.

For further information or additional scholarship forms, visit our website, at DPArtsCouncil.org or contact Donna Catlett at (847) 296-1409 or Linda Traina at (847) 341-4146.

Reminder: Applications will not be considered if any portion of the application is missing.
Email address *
Student Name *
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Parent/Guardian Name *
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Address *
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Des Plaines *
Contact Phone Number *
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School Attending *
Grade In School *
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Amount of Scholarship Requested *
Money will be used for *
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Please attach a personal statement of no more that 100 words about why you should receive a scholarship *
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Please attach a description of how this scholarship will be used. This could be a weblink/website from a private teacher, camp. or images from a brochure or catalog *
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Student: please type your name acknowledging your signature to this document. *
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Parent and/or Guardian: please type your name acknowledging your signature to this document. *
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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