Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship for Graduates in USA or Abroad, 2015-2016

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Applications are invited for Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in the fine arts. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in following disciplines: Architecture, Design or History; Art—all branches; Dance—Choreography, Performance, Performance/Choreography; Landscape Architecture—History, Culture and Heritage, Sustainable Design, or Design Theory and Practice; Music—all branches; Theater—Acting, Design, Play writing, or Theater Research/ History; Urban and Regional Planning—all branches. A Bachelor’s degree in fields like; Architecture, Art, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theater, or Urban and Regional Planning.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for graduates to pursue advanced study.
Scholarship Provider: The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is also partially funded by the John Robert Gregg Fund at Community Funds, Inc., and The New York Community Trust
Scholarship can be taken at: USA or Abroad

Eligibility: The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The fellowships are open US students (graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing).

Scholarship Description: Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois she helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club. Upon her death in 1931, David Kinley created the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in the fine arts. This fellowship not only reflected President Kinley’s earlier appointment as dean of the College of Literature and Arts but, more importantly, acknowledged Kate Neal Kinley’s persistent dedication to the arts on the University of Illinois campus. The first award was made in 1932.

Number of award(s): Three major Fellowships will be awarded, one up to $20,000 in any field of music; one up to $20,000 in
architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Up to three additional Fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon Committee recommendations.

Duration of award(s): Each Fellowship is for one academic year of study in a program approved by the Committee.

What does it cover? Three major fellowships are awarded:
-one of up to $20,000 in any field of music
-one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
-one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning
The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad.

Selection Criteria: Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:
-high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
-high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
-the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
-excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character.

Notification: All applicants will be notified when finalists are chosen in March 2015. The recipients will be announced in May 2015.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2015.

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