2016 Shooting Stars Recognition, Scholarship and Awards
The Arts make an important contribution to any community’s quality of life and are an essential part of every student’s educational experience, teaching 21st Century workplace skills, innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and self-expression. The Shooting Stars Program celebrates young artists and arts educators for their artistic achievements with college scholarships, awards and honorariums.
To date, The Shooting Stars Program has recognized 1,000 high school seniors for artistic excellence and contributions to their community.
Nine first place scholarships of $1,400 each, nine second place scholarships of $700 each and nine teacher honorariums* of $350 each will be awarded (*to the nominating teacher of the first place scholarship recipient) at the Shooting Stars Gala on April 3, 2016. Shooting Stars’ scholarships, awards and teacher honorariums are funded by private donations from corporations, foundations and individuals.
Senior high school (12th grade) art students may participate as Finalists in the Shooting Stars Program once they have been nominated by an arts faculty member from their high school and have submitted an online Application.
* Nominations will be accepted from October 12 – 23, 2015.
* Applications will be accepted from October 12 – 26, 2015.
To learn more about participating in the Shooting Stars Scholarship Program, visit 2016 Shooting Stars.
Your support for this vital program is greatly appreciated. Use the “Donate” button to help provide scholarships to students and support the Shooting Stars Program.
Thank you to those who sponsored the 2015 Shooting Stars Program.
My photography can give people insight into my life and give them a new perspective about theirs; I would feel selfish if I did not share. This [Shooting Stars] program would allow me to share my view, my expressions of the “ordinary” and help me develop my skills as an emerging artist.
— Krista Poore