The entry period for the 2018 Uniquely U Scholarship has ended. We will be announce recipients the week of April 9. For more information about Uniquely U and all of Usdan's programs, please join our mailing list here.

ANNOUNCING UNIQUELY U

Calling all NYC, Southern Westchester, and Long Island visual artists, performing artists, and creative writers, ages 7 through 18, and in grades 2 through 12. We are kicking off our first-ever scholarship search — Uniquely U — and we want YOU to apply. Uniquely U is a celebration of creativity and self expression. Show us what makes you U, and you could be selected to receive a full seven week scholarship to Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts for the Summer 2018 season (June 25 through August 10).

Starting on February 12, 2018, we’ll be accepting submissions in the following categories:

Visual Art

Instrumental Music

Dance

Creative Writing

Theater Performance

Vocal Music

Need inspiration? Visit our list of classes.

Visual Art

Instrumental Music

Dance

Creative Writing

Theater Performance

Vocal Music

Need inspiration? Visit our list of classes.

Videos should be five minutes or less.
Writing must not exceed 5,000 words.
Visual art submissions may be no more than 5 images in total.
Each submission should be the work of an individual artist. No duets or ensemble work accepted.
The full list of rules and restrictions can be found here.

SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO I APPLY?

Fill out the form and upload examples of your work (video, audio and/or images) along with a video (no more than 5 minutes in length) stating your name, age and answering the following question: "What Makes You Uniquely U?"

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Submit your application by March 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. Unfortunately, incomplete entries will not be considered. A panel of assessors will review all entries. The Uniquely U scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

- Passion (a unique ability to communicate your love of the art)
- Creativity (a uniquely individual approach and style to the work with a high level of impact on the audience)

FOR SCHOOLS

Schools, help us find your most unique students! The school that has the most Uniquely U applicants will get its own scholarship to Usdan to award to the student of their choice.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • February 12: Program kicked off
  • March 19: Submission peiod ended
  • April 9: Usdan notifies Uniquely U scholarship recipients
  • April 11: Usdan announces recipients via media, website, and social media