The Selection Process


                                              ****Application Deadline is April 20th****

From the total number of applicants, the Arts and Activism Scholarship Committee will select finalists to be invited to participate in round 2 of the selection process for an audition/portfolio presentation on May 18th, 2019. Presentations will occur in 15 minute intervals beginning at 10 AM and concluding no later than 4 PM. An alternative date of May 20th will be available for conflicts related to mandatory school functions or work schedules between the hours of 5 PM and 8 PM. Alternative slots will be limited and offered on first serve basis according to prior notification.

All applicants will be notified of their candidacy via email on Sunday, April 28th, 2019.

Auditions and portfolio presentations will be limited to four minutes each, followed by a discussion of up to ten minutes with Scholarship Committee members.

A performer may sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument, recite poetry or perform spoken word or perform any combination of art forms (e.g. sing and dance) as long as the audition does not exceed four minutes. A CD player and laptop will be available.


Art portfolios may include show programs and photos, visual display boards, letters of appreciation or commendation, awards, certificates of appreciation, illustrations and/or memorabilia that portray their artistry, ability or of evidence of volunteerism. A DVD player and laptop will be available.

In cases in which portfolio materials are extremely limited, the Scholarship Committee will rely heavily on the discussion portion of the meeting and reference letters from teachers received earlier in the application packet.      

Specific audition and portfolio presentation times on May 19th will be assigned according to time of arrival. May 21st time slots must be scheduled prior to attendance.

Winners will be announced June 15th, 2019. All winners must be participate in Safe & Sound’s Arts and Activism Poetry Café on June 28th.

**Winners and their families will be invited to a private Awards Ceremony in July!