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.
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 performing 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 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 in either the performing arts or education do not quality for the award.
Applicants should fill out the online form and will be asked to submit:
- Official transcript
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with either your classroom or theatre performance.
In addition, applicants for the Performing Arts Award will also submit:
- Audition clip or performance highlight reel (4:00 minute limit)
Application deadline is February 28, 2020.
Please submit official transcripts with your school seal to:
I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Scholarship
PO Box 4852
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Unofficial transcripts or xerox copies of transcripts will not be accepted.
Letters of recommendation can also be submitted to the address above. Letters must come from your school registrar or from the recommender. Letters submitted directly by the applicant will not be considered.
Please use our contact form for any questions about our scholarship offerings or application requirements.