Hey, Kids, George Michael and Kenny Goss Are Being Very Generous

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This shirt's available from the Goss-Michael Foundation online boutique. Which means it's time to ditch this tee.

George Michael and Kenny Goss want to give you $5,000. If, that is, you're a "high school graduating seniors interested in pursuing a college education in music or visual arts." Today, the men behind the Goss-Michael Foundation announced their arts scholarship, which kiddos must apply toward their college tuition -- and it's open only to Dallas-Fort Worth high school students. Better still, the winner -- or winners -- will have "one piece of art framed and displayed in the director’s office at The Goss-Michael Foundation and will be featured on the Foundation website and monthly newsletter."

Incidentally, this scholarship is in addition to George Michael's, which he offers each year to a graduating music senior of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. So, for those so interested -- or their parents -- the full announcement and submission guidelines for both scholarships are after the jump. --Robert Wilonsky

THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLASS OF 2008

Deadline to Enter is Saturday, March 29, 2008

DALLAS, Texas (February 29, 2008) – The Goss-Michael Foundation is extending several scholarship opportunities to Dallas/Fort Worth area high school graduating seniors interested in pursuing a college education in music or visual arts. All scholarships are merit-based in the amount of $5,000, applied toward tuition at the student’s chosen college or university upon acceptance.

The Goss-Michael Foundation Art Scholarship is open to all Dallas/Fort Worth area high school graduating seniors who would like to pursue a college education in visual arts. In addition to the funding, the recipient will have one piece of art framed and displayed in the director’s office at The Goss-Michael Foundation and will be featured on the Foundation website and monthly newsletter.

George Michael, recording artist and part-time Dallas resident, awards the George Michael Scholarship annually to a graduating music senior of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will also be featured on the Goss-Michael Foundation website and monthly newsletter.

Kenny Goss, contemporary art collector and cofounder of The Goss-Michael Foundation, will present the Kenny Goss Scholarship to one graduating visual arts senior of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will have one piece of art framed and displayed in the director’s office at The Goss-Michael Foundation, in addition to their artwork featured on the Foundation website and monthly newsletter.

Consideration for each award is based on artistic and scholastic achievement, school and community participation, and leadership. Please note that only complete applications will be accepted. Applications will be accepted at The Goss-Michael Foundation and must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 29, 2008.

Application Requirements for all scholarships

1) Applicant must be a graduating senior

a. To qualify for The Goss-Michael Foundation Scholarship, applicant must be a graduating senior from a public or private school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

b. To qualify for the George Michael Scholarship, applicant must be a graduating music senior at Booker T. Washington High School

c. To qualify for the Kenny Goss Scholarship, applicant must be a graduating visual arts senior at Booker T. Washington High School

2) Applicant must pursue a fine arts degree following graduation

Application Procedure – Goss Michael Foundation Art Scholarship

Applicants should submit the following:

1) A completed contact information form

2) An unofficial high school transcript

3) Resume

4) Artist’s statement

5) CD or slides of 10 original works (slides will be returned)

Selected finalists will be interviewed by the Director of The Goss-Michael Foundation and a panel of five judges. The finalist will present five actual works (no slides will be accepted) to the panel. One scholarship will be awarded.

Application Procedure – George Michael Scholarship

Applicants should submit the following:

1) A completed contact information form

2) An unofficial high school transcript

3) Resume

4) Music CD or performance DVD (please specify if work is an original composition)

Selected finalists will be interviewed by a panel of five judges, and one scholarship will be awarded.

Application Procedure – Kenny Goss Scholarship

Applicants should submit the following:

1) A completed contact information form

2) An unofficial high school transcript

3) Resume

4) Artist’s statement

5) CD or slides of 10 original works (slides will be returned)

Selected finalists will be interviewed by the Director of The Goss-Michael Foundation and a panel of five judges. The finalists will present five actual works (no slides will be accepted) to the panel, and one scholarship will be awarded.

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