Raskin College Scholarship

If you would like to pursue a Raskin Scholarship, please complete this application. Applications must be received no later than January 15, 2014. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens and attend a Chicago-area high school. Raskin Scholars must agree to the rules of behavior and scholarship stipulated by the Board of Directors of the Raskin Foundation prior to the awarding of grants. Decisions of the Board of Directors are final and not open to public discussion.

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Arts Focus/Future Goals

Personal Essay

Answer one of these questions in a personal essay.  Please try to limit your essay to 500 words.
a.  Describe how a particular artist (writer, poet, painter, sculptor, composer, choreographer, director, musician, photographer) or work of art (book, painting, play, poem, song, symphony, dance, film, photograph) has influenced you.  Make sure you tell us more about yourself than about the artist/art.
b.  Tell us about one of the most challenging times in your life and how youdealt with it.
c.  Consider these statements:  Think.  (IBM motto coined in 1911). Think Different (Apple Computer advertising slogan, 1997).  Think Outside the Bun (Taco Bell advertising, 2002).  What is your “think” slogan?  And why?
d.  The “Butterfly Effect” describes how a very small change in one place ultimately can result in a much larger effect somewhere else.  For example, a butterfly flapping its wings in China can in fact eventually cause a
hurricane in Florida.  With that in mind, describe a small thing that you have done recently and the large effect that might result from it.
Additional Video Option

You are invited, but not required, to submit a one-minute video as part of your application.  Use this opportunity to introduce yourself to us.  What you do in the video is completely up to you. The video can be no more than 300mb and can be one of the following file types: .flv, .mp4, .mov, .wmv.

(maximum size 300MB)