Society has done a great job of steering young students towards the idea that there are certain majors that will undoubtedly breed success.
Sadly, that influence has negatively impacted our community’s viewpoint on “less lucrative” studies like the creative arts. In my personal experience I felt like business was the career I should pursue to be successful. I was always very interested in business because that’s something my Dad was passionate about, but my heart has always been in music. I didn’t think I could pursue both music and business, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that there’s no limit to what we can pursue in our lives. In fact, I believe that everyone should take the time to show love to the things that spark their interest. I still work in finance, but I also spend a lot of time working on music now a days - releasing my very first project this year!
That’s why I wanted to start this scholarship, to inspire others to do the same.
The BOTH scholarship is geared towards college students majoring in business, who would like to continue their pursuit of the creative arts. The goal is to reassure students that they don’t have to choose only one path. We want students to know that they have the ability to build out two homes in their lives where they can be successful. We hope that students will use these funds to continue growing in their creative journey. But we by no means require students to use these funds in this way. This scholarship is primarily meant to inspire students to follow all of their dreams not just the one mom and dad say is best.
Devon Horton - Founder of BOTH, Consultant, Artist
Student must be a Freshman through Senior from the African Diaspora attending an Accredited University in a 4-year program. MBA students are also eligible.
Student must be majoring in a Business-related degree (Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, International Business, Economics, etc.)
Student must submit proof of enrollment in University for 2021-2022 school year – with one of the following: copy of acceptance letter, financial aid package, or transcript indicating school.
Student must complete writing prompt and provide an example of their creative content.
Prompt #1: If you could continue the pursuit of your creative arts, how would you leverage your artistic abilities to contribute to your community? (Response must be no greater than 500 words)
Prompt #2: Submit a video displaying your creative art via google drive.
No GPA requirements – We don’t want this to be merit based, we want this to be passion based.
Image of yourself – pictures must be in color.
Target Area – We want to target all students attending schools in the United States.
Award Winners – The scholarship will name two winners. Winners must be a freshman through senior already enrolled in a 4 year university. The application is also open to MBA students.
When to expect the award – We will commit to sending the scholarship dollars to the students for their Fall Semester 2021 no later than September 17th, 2021.
Total Amount Pending
Reward to two students for the Fall 2021 semester
Send all applications to email@example.com.
Application open: Application Currently Closed.
Award Date: August 31st, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
May I apply for the scholarship if I am already in college?
Yes, this scholarship is for any college student enrolled in a 4 year university for the 2021-2022 school year. This scholarship is currently open to prospective college students as well as MBA students interested in applying.
What can I provide as proof of enrollment?
Students should provide either an official transcript (preferred), acceptance letter with official University letterhead, or a copy of the financial award letter received from the University.
Do I have to live in a certain city to apply for the BOTH scholarship?
No, as long as you are a resident of the United States and enrolled in a 4 year University you are eligible for the BOTH scholarship.
Do I have to be enrolled in a certain major to apply?
Yes, this scholarship is for students majoring in a Business related degree.
Is the scholarship renewable?
What constitutes a creative art?
We define creative arts as visual arts, music, literature, design, film and video, TV and radio, dance, etc. As long as the student can justify their craft fits within these parameters we will accept their application. Be creative.
How do I submit my creative art?
We would like everyone to submit their creative art via google drive. We ask that you share it with firstname.lastname@example.org.