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Painting by Dillon Utter

We’re proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Microgrant Program! Through an initiative of our Alumni Council, the Alumni Microgrant Program awards six Alums monetary grants in the amount of $1,000 to help them pursue a creative endeavor.

Meet the 2017 Alumni Microgrant recipients:
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Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

For the second year in a row, the Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards accepted applications for A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency, created for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards. This residency is the chance for two Alums to spend a week in a suite at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, away from what Scholastic Awards founder Maurice R. Robinson called the “standardizing pressures of adult life” to focus on their writing. Read More

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Antonio Pulgarin, Alumni Council member and photographer, kicked off our new #AlumniTakeover campaign on social media by posting images from his photo shoot in Colombia to the Scholastic Awards Instagram for one week in August. Since then, Alums Winston Chmielinski and Loretta Lopez have taken the Scholastic Awards to Germany for the Berlin Art Festival and to Thailand, China, and around New York City. Read More

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Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

The Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is proud to announce the return of A Suite of One’s Own—The Roosevelt Hotel Writer’s Residency. Now in its second year, the residency provides accommodations and a stipend for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards to encourage them on their writing journey. Read More

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Ken_Burns SMALLThe Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is deeply proud of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ ability to identify the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished and creative leaders, and the Alliance celebrates a shining example of the exceptional artistic and literary talent that is encouraged through the Awards: Ken Burns. Read More

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Typewriter, Photography by Sarah Wasinger, Grade 10, Age 16, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA

Typewriter, Photography by Sarah Wasinger, Grade 10, Age 16, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA

We are excited to announce the first two Residents of A Suite of One’s Own, our newly launched Writers-in-Residency Program for Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! The residency will be held at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Katie McGinnis, novelist

E.J. García, poet

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