The Adobe Foundation has announced that it is committing $1 million to establish the Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships, a new global initiative intended to unlock the creative potential of students. The scholarships are meant for high-school seniors who participate in the Adobe Youth Voices program, the scholarship will help them continue their education, pursue creative careers and find innovative ways to improve their communities. This will include more than 800 sites in 52 countries; will be eligible to apply for the scholarships. The first scholarship application cycle is expected to begin in spring 2013, with awards distributed for the start of the academic year beginning in fall 2013.
“The urge to create has never been stronger, and the ability to create is unprecedented, yet a new global study shows that most people feel they are not living up to their own creative potential,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe (see separate release). “We challenge the notion that creativity is reserved for an elite few, and believe that no matter what you do, everyone has the potential to be creative.”
“With Adobe Foundation Scholarships we are reinforcing our commitment to closing the creativity gap,” Narayen added. “Our vision for this scholarship fund is to support the next generation of creative thinkers and propel the future careers of those who create.”