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The eligibility requirements in terms of residency, financial need,
accredited colleges, etc. are the same as those for the regular Cal Grant
program. However, the review process to determine the recipients is
The traditional CalGrant award criteria, in addition to need, is grade
point average. The Digital Arts Scholarship award criteria, in addition to
need, will be based 50% on Portfolio, 30% on Recommendations, Personal
Essay and Application, and 20% on grade point average.
If a student stays eligible, the scholarship is renewable for four years.
Depending on the college being attended, the scholarship can be worth over
$7,000 in the coming year, and it is proposed to go over $9,000 in 1998.
Those of you on the Artsednet list who work with high school students will
recognize the extraordinary and unprecedented opportunity that this program
could represent for some of your students.
The application forms are due May 1, and the supplemental materials,
including portfolio are due June 1.
For information, application forms and instructions, email the California
Student Aid Commission at <custsvcs>, call them at (916)
445-0880, or find them on the world-wide web at <http://www.csac.ca.gov>.
Robert M. Jaffe, Director
California State Summer School for the Arts
2012 H Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95814-3110