The Sue Drummond Arts Education Scholarship Program is open to Barry County students entering 9th through 12th grades the following school year. This program offers financial assistance to students pursuing summer arts opportunities.
Who: Scholarships may be awarded to students who reside in or attend school in Barry County and will be in grades 9-12 in the 2020/21 school year.
• Application period: March 16, 8:00 am – April 13, 5:00 pm
• Audition notification: week of April 27
• Auditions: May 14
• Scholarship notification: mid-May
Where: Proposed summer study must be at an accredited school, such as Interlochen or Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Study may include visual art, music, theater, creative writing, dance, sculpture, filmmaking, etc. Scholarship funds are not intended for private lessons or for the purchase of instruments or supplies. Study is not restricted to Michigan.
How much: Students may request up to seventy-five percent of the cost of the program, though the scholarship committee reserves the right to exceed that amount. Scholarships are competitive and limited.
What: Students applying for Sue Drummond Arts Education Scholarships must do the following:
- Complete the online application
- Submit a reference letter from a relevant professional (e.g. an art teacher, a private music instructor)
- Submit supplemental application materials (e.g. a brief performance video or a portfolio)
- If selected, participate in a brief in-person audition and interview.