TBBCA introduces new online only submissions process in pARTnership with Kaleidoscope
Tampa, Fla. (December 17, 2020) – Non-profit Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (“Tampa Bay BCA”) (“TBBCA”) announces the Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships 2021 call to applicants is now open. TBBCA annually awards scholarships of $2500 each in six fine and performing arts disciplines: Dance, Theatre, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and Literary Arts. For the first time, application submissions are accepted online only in pARTnership with scholarship management platform Kaleidoscope.
“We are pleased that all qualified students now will apply for our scholarships online through Kaleidoscope’s 100% digital contactless platform,” said Susana Weymouth, TBBCA Executive Director. “The customized user-friendly process eliminates the cumbersome need for students and recommenders to gather and mail hard copies while meeting the same application requirements as in previous years.” TBBCA Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships application is at: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/TBBCA
“Our non-profit is proud to support higher education in the arts with the Art Stars Scholarships program, founded in 2008 by the late Charlie Hounchell,” said Stephen Gay, TBBCA board president and chair of the program. He added, “TBBCA new partnership with Kaleidoscope will further expand resources for our future arts stars and to all applicants.”
TBBCA Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships call to applicants is open high school juniors and seniors in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Students may apply in one, more or all disciplines in which they are qualified, but separate applications must be submitted for each discipline. There is no fee. Deadline to apply is February 23, 2021. Winners are selected based on talent and merit by a panel of judges who are experts in their respective fields.
Founded in 1989, the Tampa Bay BCA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, one of the national Business Committees for the Arts and part of the national private sector network and pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA mission is to unite businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community. TBBCA 2021 Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships Program applications link: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/TBBCA
To view the talent showcase and learn more about the 2020 scholarship laureates and judges: https://www.tbbca.org/programs-events/art-stars-scholarships
Kaleidoscope is a cloud-based platform that enables organizations to fund, design, administer, and host beautifully branded scholarship and grant programs. The platform uses leading technologies to deliver an end-to-end solution for donors, organizations and the students they support. Their approach transforms how education is funded and how students benefit. They aim to build a future where financial aid and funding solutions are smart, cost effective, and as unique as the students they serve.