Applications Now Open for Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships

  Applications Now Open for Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships

Creativity Scholarships Offered to Adobe Youth Voices Students to Support the
Next Generation of Creative Thinkers

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 27, 2013

Adobe today announced that applications for the 2013 Adobe Foundation
Creativity Scholarships are now open. Adobe announced its million dollar
Creativity Scholarships fund in April 2012 in conjunction with the launch of
the Adobe Creative Cloud and the company’s global study revealing a global
creativity gap. According to the research, nearly two-thirds of respondents
feel creativity is valuable to society, yet a striking minority – only 1 in 4
people – believe they are living up to their own creative potential.

Offered to high school seniors (or international equivalents) who have
participated in the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program, the scholarship is
designed to support the next generation of creative thinkers and propel their
careers by providing financial support to students for continuing their
education, pursuing creative careers and finding innovative ways to improve
their communities.

“The power of creativity is real, and unlocking the creative potential in
students can lead to real change in communities around the world,” said
Michelle Yates, director of corporate social responsibility, Adobe and
executive director of the Adobe Foundation. “At Adobe, we believe everyone is
born with the innate ability to be creative and the Creativity Scholarships
are designed to support this belief.”

                             Students who participated in the Adobe Youth
                             Voices program and are in their final year of
                             high school, upper secondary school, or first
                             year of post-secondary education (or
                             international equivalents) are eligible to apply
Eligibility/How to           for the scholarship. Applicants must be accepted
Enter:                     into or continuing in an accredited
                             post-secondary degree or certificate program in a
                             creative field – or in a field through which they
                             will apply creative skills to advance global
                             citizenship and social justice issues. Students
                             must also be in good academic standing with a
                             minimum U.S. GPA equivalent of 3.5.
Selection of Scholarship     To apply, submit your application to
Recipients:         by March 31, 2013.
                             Scholarship applicants will be evaluated based on
                             demonstration of: achievement and potential in
                             creative fields; leadership potential and
                             ability; personal character; commitment and
                             potential to advance global citizenship and
                             social justice issues; demonstrated financial
                             need to support educational goals; academic
                             achievement; career and academic goals in line
                             with the Creativity Scholarship objectives;
                             compelling Adobe Youth Voices references, and
                             their portfolio of media projects.

Winners will be notified in June 2013. The amount of scholarship awarded per
recipient will be determined based on demonstrated financial need to meet
educational expenses. Scholarships can be renewed for up to four years,
pending academic progress and proof of continued enrollment in a creative

About Adobe Youth Voices

Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation’s global philanthropic initiative
that empowers youth from underserved communities with digital media skills so
they can comment on their world, share their ideas and take action on issues
that are important to them. By harnessing the energy and insight of youth
13–19 years old, Adobe Youth Voices aims to inspire a dialogue for change in
their communities.

The program engages youth to express themselves through documentary videos,
photography, print media, radio diaries, animation, Web communications and
other media. The Adobe Youth Voices global network now includes more than 800
sites, grantees and organizations in 52 countries. For more information, visit

About the Adobe Foundation

The Adobe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created and funded by
Adobe Systems Incorporated to leverage human, technological and financial
resources to drive social change and community improvements.


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