Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship recipient Asha Larson-Baldwin (center) at Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship recipient Asha Larson-Baldwin (third from the right) at Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Through our Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship Program, creative students who have been recognized by the Scholastic Awards can apply for scholarships to attend art and writing summer programs across the country. We partner with universities, studios, workshops, and precollege programs to offer students exciting and rewarding opportunities to challenge themselves over the summer months. We reached out to our students and partners to learn more about the students attending the summer programs and how their creative skills developed over the summer. Read More

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As the school year comes to an end and the days get warmer, we urge you to stay creative in the summer months! In fact, we hope you will START.WRITE.NOW. We’ll give you tips on fun things to do and places to go, a spot to share photos of your creations, and the opportunity to win prizes for your art and writing. Read More

2012 ASAP Award winner Rafil Hughes' artwork from the Morean Arts Center for Clay

Rafil Hughes didn’t have to travel far this summer to have an out-of-this-world art experience. The 8th-grader won a Gold Key Award from the Pinellas County Art Region and earned an Alliance Summer Arts Program (ASAP) Award that allowed him to learn about and create ceramics at the finest and largest pottery in the Southeastern United States: St. Petersburg’s own Morean Arts Center for Clay.

“It’s a great experience,” Rafil tells us, “learning a wide variety of skills: how to work with clay in many forms, mastering hand building, pottery, and painting techniques.” Read More

As the school year comes to end and the days get warmer, we should all remember to keep creative in the coming months! We’re pleased to announce a new summer initiative, START.WRITE.NOW. With tips of things to do, a place to submit and share photos, and the opportunity to contribute to a collaborative story, START.WRITE.NOW is the place to keep the imaginative wheels in your head turning this summer.
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