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 accomplishment in their work and of belonging to a community. Through his teaching, he inspired many others to pass on these valuable life lessons.
The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation is pleased to announce their scholarship offerings for 2024. The awards are specifically for students pursuing degrees in either education or performing arts.
The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Education Award is a cash scholarship available to students pursuing either an undergraduate course of study at an accredited college or university, leading to a degree in education, theatre education or music education. The above disciplines 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 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.
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 submit:
- Audition clip or performance highlight reel (4:00 minute limit)
-We will accept unofficial transcripts and digital copies, but they must be submitted by a school representative.
-Letters of recommendation must come from your school registrar or from the recommender. Recommenders should not be family members or relatives. Letters submitted directly by the applicant on behalf of the author will not be considered.
–Transcripts, letters and personal statements should be submitted in pdf or doc format. For video submissions, please configure access so that anyone that has the link will be able to review your material.
Digital submission is preferred and items may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or they can be mailed to: IABK Foundation, PO Box 4852, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Please use our contact form for any questions about our scholarship offerings or application requirements.