LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

For the third year in a row, the Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards. Two Alums will have the chance to spend a week in their own suites at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This writer’s residency will give the residents time and space to focus on their writing.

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Artwork by Alum Bria Whitney

whitney iv by Alumni Microgrant recipient Bria Whitney, Mixed Media on Canvas, 26″ x 20″

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Microgrant recipients! An initiative of the Alumni Council, the Alumni Microgrant program awards $1,000 to six alum to support them in a creative endeavor.

The 2018 Alumni Microgrant recipients are: Read More

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Edwidge Danticat

Author Edwidge Danticat will serve as judge for the 2018 Alumni Writer’s Residency. Edwidge has been a judge for the Scholastic Awards in the past, and will now lend her expertise to select the two residents. Read More

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August Town, Jamaica (Photo courtesy Alexandra Prince)

August Town, Jamaica (Photo courtesy Alexandra Prince)

For the second year in a row, the Scholastic Awards Alumni Council presented Alums with monetary grants to help them pursue creative endeavors. This year, six Alums were selected to receive $1,000 grants to help them work on projects ranging from 3D printing to DNA testing to staging a performance that combines music, song, and sign language.

In part two of our series on the 2017 Alumni Microgrant recipients, we’re focusing on Alums Alexandra Prince and Yolanda Wisher. Read More

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Singers and American Sign Language performers participate in Alumni Microgrant recipient Katherine Dubbs' Explorations: Stories of Love & Travel

Singers and American Sign Language performers participate in Alumni Microgrant recipient Katherine Dubbs’ Explorations: Stories of Love & Travel

For the second year in a row, the Scholastic Awards Alumni Council presented Alums with monetary grants to help them pursue creative endeavors. This year, six Alums were selected to receive $1,000 grants to help them work on projects ranging from 3D printing to DNA testing to staging a performance that combines music, song, and sign language. Here’s a look at what three of our Alums were able to accomplish with their microgrants. Read More

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Alumni Council members (from left) Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Zara Kessler, Antonio Pulgarin, Loretta Lopez, Iviva Olenick, and Justin Nissley

Alumni Council members (from left) Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Zara Kessler, Antonio Pulgarin, Loretta Lopez, Iviva Olenick, and Justin Nissley

The Alumni Council of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presented their first group exhibition, Now.After, from June 19–July 1 at FRONT Art Space in New York City. Friends and supporters gathered on June 22 to celebrate at an opening reception and toast the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni featured in the show. Read More

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