The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation is pleased to announce their scholarship offerings for the 2020-21 academic year. The awards are specifically for students pursuing degrees in either education or performing arts. These scholarships are available to students at any stage in their studies.
Mr. Bright emphasized the values of honesty, integrity and teamwork. He used his classroom and theatre to foster the self-confidence of his students, and to impart a sense of belonging to a community and of accomplishment in their work. Through his teaching, he inspired many others to pass on these valuable life lessons.
The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Education Award is a cash scholarship available to students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited college or university, leading to a degree in education. Education must be the applicant’s MAJOR course of study. The minimum award is $500.
The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Performing Arts Award is a cash scholarship available to students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited college or university, leading to a degree in drama, theatre, dance, vocal performance or musical theatre. The above disciplines must be the applicant’s MAJOR course of study. The minimum award is $500.
Minor courses of study or certificate programs do not quality for the award.
Applicants should fill out the online form and will be asked to submit:
- School transcript
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with either your classroom or theatre performance.
- Personal statement delineating your educational and career goals and how they align with the vision of the I’m A Bright Kid Foundation and Ron Bright’s commitment to education and the arts (Approximately 700 words, one page limit).
In addition, applicants for the Performing Arts Award will also submit:
- Audition clip or performance highlight reel (4:00 minute limit)
Application deadline is March 31, 2020 for the online application. Due to current school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the deadline for recommendation letters and transcripts to April 15, 2020. Your online application must still be received by March 31st.
Due to the difficulty in obtaining official transcripts at this time, we will accept unofficial transcripts and/or digital copies. They can be submitted to either the address or email below.
Letters of recommendation may also be submitted by mail or by email to the same addresses provided below. Letters must still come from your school registrar or from the recommender. Letters submitted directly by the applicant will not be considered.
IABK Foundation Scholarship
PO Box 4852
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Please use our contact form for any questions about our scholarship offerings or application requirements.