Applications Now Open for Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships

Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:01am EST

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Creativity Scholarships Offered to Adobe Youth Voices Students to Support the
Next Generation of Creative Thinkers
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
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."

 Eligibility/How to Enter:      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 for the scholarship. Applicants  
                                must be accepted 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 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 field. 

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

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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