We have a dual goal when selecting the roster of SAVVY participants. On one hand 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.
Understanding that short-term financial concerns are sometimes a barrier to individuals who could benefit most from SAVVY, we have an exciting announcement for the 2016 program. SAVVY will award at least 50 full scholarships on a competitive basis.
There are two opportunities to submit a scholarship application. The priority round's deadline is January 26, 2016. The second round's deadline is March 1, 2016. Final round's deadline is April 1, 2016. Please only submit an application to one of the rounds, as double submissions will be eliminated from the competition.
- Question 1. PAST AND PRESENT. Why will you make a great SAVVY participant? What is most exciting about you and the potential you bring to teams and our community. Feel free to site past and current projects as evidence. (400 words max)
- Question 2. FUTURE. What are your top professional aspirations and how do you hope SAVVY will help? (400 word max)
- Elevator Pitch Video. Submit a 1-minute maximum video describing an innovative arts-based business idea with potential to generate income and impact. More information can be found here.
Review for second round submissions begins March 2, 2016.
Review for final round submissions begins April 2, 2016.
Notification will be sent to all applicants within three weeks of review start date.
Applicants receive email notification that they are 1) accepted, 2) wait listed, or 3) not accepted for the 2016 workshop.
To reserve your spot, the required $250 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in reserving accommodations through USC, payment should be made by May 15, 2016.