Scholarship opportunities – $15,000+ available for talented students
TAMPA, Fla. (December 16, 2019) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (Tampa Bay BCA) (TBBCA) Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships Program 2020 Call for Applicants is now open to qualified Tampa Bay area high school juniors and seniors.
TBBCA annually awards six or more scholarships to Tampa Bay area high school students with exceptional talents in instrumental music and vocal music, theater, dance, visual arts and literary arts. Since the program’s founding in 2008 by TBBCA and Past President, the late Charlie Hounchell, renamed in his honor, TBBCA has awarded financial tuition assistance to more than 75 Tampa Bay area students, the majority from public high schools, who are some of the most promising and talented young writers, poets, artists, dancers, musicians and performers in the nation. The 2019 winners’ profiles, and judges’ bios, can be found on TBBCA website https://www.tbbca.org/programs-events/art-stars-scholarships/
There is no fee to apply. Qualified students may apply in one, more, or all disciplines, via separate applications for each category. Completed applications are being accepted NOW through the deadline of February 21, 2020, mailed to TBBCA P.O. Box 559, Tampa, FL 33601. The guidelines and requirements for application documents, recommendation letters, artist statement, work samples, and other required material with the 2020 application form are posted and downloadable on TBBCA website https://www.tbbca.org/programs-events/art-stars-scholarships/ or contact TBBCA Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to receive an application via email.
Tampa Bay BCA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3), founded in 1989 as the first in Florida Business Committee for the Arts, one of the national BCA’s who work to connect business leaders in support of arts and culture – in the workplace, in the community, and in education. For over 30 years, TBBCA has united businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community, based on the philosophy that the arts are good for business and business is good for the arts. TBBCA is a member of the national private sector network and pARTnership movement of Americans for the Arts. To donate to The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships go to www.tbbca.org or contact TBBCA 813-221-2787. Individual scholarship naming rights and sponsorships are available.