BALTIMORE, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Next Day Animations is pleased to announce the second year of their scholarship program for young women of color pursuing higher education. Following a successful inaugural year, the “Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness” Scholarship application will open on Monday Oct. 2, 2017.
The “Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness” Scholarship offers two $750 awards to young women or gender nonconforming individuals actively seeking to change the world. Applicants are asked to submit a written essay or short YouTube video explaining who they are and what they are doing to make a difference.
“As a values-driven small business, the scholarship program is a concrete way for us to give back and empower young leaders,” says Hannah Brown, Operations Manager. “There are so many young women out there doing amazing things, and we’re thrilled to be able to recognize and reward them for their hard work and passion. We hope our program inspires other organizations to create new opportunities focused on reducing disparities.”
The scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester of 2018. Qualified applicants are young women or gender nonconforming individuals of color with at least a 3.0 GPA, are currently enrolled full-time in a college/university or will begin in the Spring of 2018.
Last year, the scholarship received over 150 applications, and was awarded to Rona Wang of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jael Whitney of Kansas State University. Additionally, six students received honorable mentions. More information on the scholarship and how to apply can be found at www.nextdayanimations.com/scholarship.
Founded in 2012, Next Day Animations specializes in whiteboard animations and explainer videos for businesses, government and nonprofits, including United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill and many others.