UNC School of the Arts joins program offering scholarships to students from underserved backgrounds

Posted on: July 22, 2021

“University of North Carolina School of the Arts has set up a new scholarship program in hopes of recruiting a more diverse group of students,” writes John Newsom in last Thursday’s (7/15) Winston-Salem Journal. “The Winston-Salem arts conservatory announced Wednesday that it will work with a New York foundation ‘to recruit, train and support talented students who might be missed through traditional avenues.’ … UNC School of the Arts said it plans to award 10 full scholarships to undergraduates from eight U.S. cities…. The first Posse Artists will enter UNCSA in fall 2022…. The school said it will use existing and new scholarship funds and a $500,000 grant from the Posse Foundation to pay for the Posse scholarships…. The Posse Foundation works with 63 colleges and universities … to recruit talented but overlooked students from 10 [U.S.] cities…. The Posse Foundation worked with the charitable foundation established by the family of Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway musicals ‘Hamilton’ and ‘In the Heights,’ to create and fund this new arts initiative. Two other schools previously signed on to the Posse Arts Program: California Institute of the Arts and Bard College in New York.”