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Name Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers
Number of Awards
Award Value $2,500
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications
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Contact Information

Contact BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center
Arts Scholarship Committee
27 Lackawanna Avenue
Mt. Morris, New York 14510
Phone (800)245-5681

Scholarship Description

Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:

* Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
* Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
* Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
* Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
* Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.

There are two options in applying for funding:

I. Grants under $500.00
* No deadline for application-requests will be reviewed case-by-case
* Complete Sections A and C of this application

II. Grants up to $2,500.00 awarded semi-annually
* Application deadline June 1 and November 1
* A budget or documentation of expenses must be submitted with the application. Money may be used for workshops, materials, study with a mentor, course enrollment, mileage, lost wages….
* A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
* Complete all Sections of this application

Application criteria:
* Minimum 16 years of age
* Applicant need not be enrolled in school
* Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
* A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.