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  • 2017 SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

Entrepreneurship Workshop

SAVVY Scholarships

We have a dual goal when selecting the roster of SAVVY participants. Our experiential model demands bright, ambitious and diverse contributors. At the same time, our mission is to make the greatest impact and to attract participants who will benefit most from our unique training.

We understand that financial concerns are sometimes a barrier to individuals who could benefit most from our transformational experience.

SAVVY 2017 will award a minimum of 50 tuition scholarships, with full and partial awards available - up to $1250 value!

The earlier you apply, the greater chance of an offer. Scholarship application deadlines (while space remains) are:
    •    January 17, 2017
    •    February 7, 2017
    •    March 7, 2017
    •    April 1, 2017

Step 1 - Compile Application Materials
In order to complete this application, the following materials are required. Question answers may be copied and pasted directly into the application or uploaded as individual PDFs.

Financial Need Statement (200-words maximum)
We understand that financial concerns are sometimes a barrier to individuals who could benefit most from our transformational experience. SAVVY 2017 will award a minimum of 50 competitive scholarships between $625 (half tuition) and $1250 (full tuition). After requesting a scholarship amount, explain why you need this level of support. Include anything that would be helpful to us when making a decision.
Essay (500 words maximum)
Describe why we should be excited to work with you, your top professional aspirations, and how SAVVY might help you achieve greater success.
Elevator Pitch Video. Submit a video, one-minute maximum, describing an innovative arts-based business idea with potential to generate income and impact. More information can be found here.

Step 2 - Registration Fee
All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $35 application fee. Pay the fee before completing the application and make note of your transaction number.
Step 3 - Complete Application
Complete the 2017 SAVVY scholarship application form. Please note, you will be required to enter your registration fee transaction number and all information compiled in Steps 1 and 2.
Step 4 - Await Results
Review for scholarships begins shortly after each submission deadline.

Notification will be sent to all applicants within three weeks of review start date.

Applicants receive email notification that they are 1) accepted, 2) pending consideration or 3) not granted a scholarship for the 2017 workshop.
Step 5 - Make Payment
Scholarship awards range from half ($625) to full ($1250) tuition to attend the 2017 SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge.

To reserve your spot, the required $275 Meal/Supply Fee must be paid in full within three weeks of acceptance. This due date will be indicated on your acceptance email. If full payment is not made within this time frame, you may lose your spot. To request an extension, email mastermind@mozart.sc.edu

If you are interested in reserving accommodations through USC, payment should be made by May 15, 2017.
Step 6 - Get Ready to Get SAVVY
We will be in touch with our SAVVY packet approximately one month before SAVVY begins. Get ready to get SAVVY!