The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation is pleased to announce two scholarship offerings for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards are specifically for students pursuing degrees in either education or theatre arts.
Ronald E. Bright left an indelible mark on the education and theater landscape of Hawai`i and on the lives of those that he mentored. The vision of the I’m A Bright Kid Foundation is to support the educational endeavors of those that are inspired to teach, and those that wish to pursue careers in the theatre arts.
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 $1500 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.
The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Theatre Arts Award is a $1500 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, music, technical theatre or theatre design.
Applicants should fill out the attached form and will be asked to submit:
- Personal statement delineating their 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 (700 word limit).
- Official transcript
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with either their classroom or their theatre performance.
In addition, applicants for the Theatre Arts Award will also submit:
- Audition clip (Performing Arts candidates, 5:00 minute limit)
- Design portfolio (Theatre Design or Technical Theatre candidates)
Application deadline is April 30th, 2017.
Applications may be submitted online or mailed.
Please submit official transcripts with your school seal to:
I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Scholarship
PO Box 4852
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Letters of recommendation can be submitted to the address above or can be emailed by the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact email@example.com or (808) 265-1087 with any questions.