“Dream Out Loud” Scholarships provide post-secondary education scholarships to current and future artists in the LGBTQ community. We understand the importance of a quality education and have created our scholarships to enable students to better focus on their career goals. Our scholarships are specifically for students who identify as LGBTQ, pursuing any area of film, theatre, dance, or music. Since we want to encourage and empower our scholarship recipients, we also provide a professional mentor for a full school year. This is a professional, active artist in the LGBTQ community who will work with you one-on-one to further your creativity and help you achieve your career goals.

How To Apply

Eligibility Requirements:

Write an essay of between 500 – 1500 words telling us about your first performance or film, how it felt, and how it inspired you to keep moving forward.

Two letters of recommendation from your educators that can speak on your skill level and talent.

Link to your portfolio or reel.

Currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited four-year college or university.

Identify as LGBTQ.

Citizen of the United States.

Who Can Apply

Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year college or university by the time of the award, or a full-time student attending a four-year college or university in the US. Students must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

When To Apply

The application is available now.

2018-19 Dream Out Loud Scholarship Application

When To Submit By

Students must submit their applications by February 28, 2018 to be considered for the Fall 2018 semester.

Submit your complete application to scholarship@artsoutloud.org.

Award Amount

Four awards of up to $1000 each are awarded yearly.

Selection Process & Notification

Our scholarship committee reviews every application and notifies students by mail in May of every year.

How & When Will the Awards Be Disbursed

Arts Out Loud will mail a check payable to your school no less than one week before the first day of the semester.

Please direct any questions to scholarship@artsoutloud.org