For a high school student
IN ANY CREATIVE FIELD
The number of applicants this year increased from 7 to 553, which means there was a plethora of amazing stories and creative pieces of work that were submitted. The committee reviewing the applications laughed and cried. The decision was not easy at all, but these three have shown their passion for their craft through their projects and essays. Robert Yu – High School Award ($1,000) My interpretation of creativity is in hopes for people to enjoy each step of a certain type of movement. Robert Yu will be starting college in the fall of 2014 at University of California, Berkeley, and will be majoring in Studio Art. Robert conveys his passion for Wushu, dance, and art in the video that he submitted. Through the beauty of cubism, he shows the essence of creativity, from inspiration, to design process, to final piece of work. He has also used these three passions to overcome many obstacles in life, and it has become therapeutic. Congratulations! Luisa Talamas – College Award ($1,000) I strongly believe that it was because of [optimism and perseverance] that I was able to approach many challenges as problem solving exercises, with the assurance that there is always a way to overcome adversity. Luisa Talamas is majoring in Design at Ohio State University. This aspiring industrial designer created a beautiful lamp out a very common mass produced item, the plastic fork. Her professional goal is to create functional and long lasting products that are made out of reusable objects. In order to flee from violence, Luisa and her family came to America from Mexico in the summer of 2010. Ever since then she has had to overcome many obstacles including the language barrier, adapting to a new environment, and being a DACA student. Her grades suffered at first, but she showed significant improvement, to the point where she received performance awards. She also become a leader amongst her peers, especially after becoming the chief graphic designer for a start up company. Congratulations! Rikki Byrd – Graduate Award ($1,000) Art is a way of living, and to every artists, the canvas is our bed. Whatever we choose to lie our heads down on at night, among us lay our paintbrushes, pens, microphones, stages. When we create, we are fed. Rikki Byrd is strengthening her creativity by going to Parsons The New School for Design to pursue her masters in multimedia. With her passion for magazines, experience in journalism, knowledge of Photoshop, and interest in photography, Rikki was able to start and publish the magazine called SCULPT. SCULPT magazine is for artists, by artists. Now in her sixth issue, this magazine compiles some of the world’s most unnoticed talents into a museum on paper. Her goal is exposure for all artist, in which are the keepers of culture. Congratulations! I would like to thank everyone who applied as well as all of the supporters of this scholarship. Huge shout out to Addictedesigns and La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. for sponsoring two of the scholarships this year. To all of the donors who contributed, you are amazing! To all of those who reposted and retweeted my stuff, you are the best! I also would like to thank the other half of the scholarship committee, Sade Ortiz, her intellect and super power of being able to read hundreds of scholarship effortlessly are truly out of this world. This second year has been very successful and I could not have done it without the wonderful people that surround me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Steve Lucin
As the deadline for the Halucinated Scholarship for the Aspiring Creative 2014 approaches, we (Addictedesigns and Halucinated Design) wanted to get a little creative with the fundraising efforts. We invited some greek lettered organizations that we both work closely with to a friendly competition. These organizations have one month to raise the most money for the Halucinated Scholarship. The winners of this competition will receive the following grandprize: Each active undergraduate member of the winning chapter will receive: 1. Custom Line Name Hoodie from @Addictedesigns 2. Custom Line Name T-Shirt from @Addictedesigns The winning chapter will receive: 1. Special animated promotional video from @Halucinated 2. Custom 3D premium flyer from @Halucinated *The minimum goal of $500 must be reached to receive the entire prize. Each participating organization has been provided with their own SmartyPig URL link. LUL Eta Chapter: tinyurl.com/SC-LULETA LSU Archias Chapter: tinyurl.com/SC-LSUARCHIAS The competition will end on May 19th, 2014 at 11:59PM. Wish them luck! If you’re organization is interested in being a late participant, please email SupportCreativity@halucinated.com.
Addictedesigns has been a great supporter of the Halucinated Scholarship from the start back in 2012. During the first year of the scholarship, they ran an amazing special with their custom graduation stoles. For every custom graduation stole that was sold, a portion of the proceeds went to the Halucinated Scholarship fund, and #Operation200 was born. Two hundred stoles later, Addictedesigns was able to donate $1,000 for the scholarship! Now for 2014, we have decided to combine forces, and now we are doing #OperationC4. If you, or somebody you know is graduating and would like a unique and custom graduation stole, please consider getting one from Addictedesigns. Once again, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Halucinated Scholarship, and you will be supporting creativity. By graduating and rocking an Addicted Stole, you will help another continue their creative education. It’s sort of like leaving your legacy. Check out some of the samples, and if you are ready to #getAddicted, hit up firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell them Halucinated sent you. Orders@Addictedesigns.com #GetAddicted
The Halucinated Scholarship for the Aspiring Creative Application 2014 has been officially released. All creative high school, college, and now for the first time this year, graduate students can apply to this scholarship. The deadline is June 30th, 2014 and the winners will be announced August 10th, 2014. For more information and rules on the scholarship, please visit the scholarship section of our site. You can also go straight to the application by clicking the button below. Apply Now Be Creative Help spread the word: Download Press Release
Scholarship Winners Announced There were many great applicants and it was a difficult decision, but these two have shown their passion for their craft through their projects and essays. I would like to thank everyone who applied as well as all of the supporters of this scholarship. This first year has been a great success and I could not have done it without the wonderful people that surround me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Happy Hour June 28th @ East End Bar Not only will we be celebrating Shaun and Los’ birthday, but Los will be guest bartending! All of his tips will go towards the Halucinated Scholarship (which btw, the deadline to apply is less that 2 weeks away!). Friday, June 28th 7-10PM East End Bar 1664 1st Ave (between 86th and 87th street) New York, NY 10028 $30 Open Bar 1/2 off wings and pizza #HalucinatedHappyHour #SupportCreativity See ya there!
College students can now apply to the Halucinated Design Scholarship! I am now awarding not only $1,000 to a high school senior, but now I am awarding another $1,000 to a college student as well! All thanks to all of you awesome donors! Please help me spread the word, any aspiring creative can apply. The deadline is June 30th, 2013. More info: http://halucinated.com/scholarship
Today is my birthday (yay! ^_^) But instead of buying me a drink or anything else, I would truly, deeply, love it if you would contribute to the Halucinated Scholarship that I started. I am so close to reaching my second goal of $2,000. Once it’s reached, I can open up the scholarship to a creative college student and give out a total of two $1,000 awards this August! Contribute directly here: Smartypig.com/loves/halucinated
Custom Graduation Stoles by @Addictedesigns. Proceeds will go towards the Halucinated Scholarship. Contact: Orders@Addictedesigns.com #Operation200
Initial $1,000 goal has been reached for the Halucinated Scholarship! One aspiring creative high school senior will receive the Halucinated Scholarship. THANK YOU so much for those who have contributed and supported this effort, this would not be possible without you! But why stop there? If another $1,000 is raised, a creative student already attending college will be eligible to receive the Halucinated Scholarship as well! You can help out by contributing at halucinated.com/scholarship. Spreading the word is just as awesome.
The Halucinated Scholarship For the Aspiring Creative application has been released. All animators, artists, designers, motionographers, photographers, and videographers can apply to win a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship application is for high school seniors or college bound students who are aspiring designers in any and all creative fields. Money should never be the reason why one does not get an education. Although I am not the wealthiest designer in the world (yet), I still believe in giving back to my community, especially to those with a passion and in financial need. This is why I am giving away a $1,000 scholarship! Awards include a choice of an Adobe Creative Cloud membership (1 or 2 years), a Tuts+ Premium membership (1 year), or a $1,000 check delivered straight to the recipient’s school. For more information on these memberships, please visit adobe.com/creativecloud and tutsplus.com respectively. The application includes a project that the student must submit online. The project is as follows: Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your specific creative field. This can be done in absolutely any medium (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.). Also submit an essay that explains this piece of work. Also make sure to express why you should receive this scholarship and any financial hardship that you may be going through. It can be as long as you want and as short as you dare. Deadline for application is June 30, 2013 at 12AM. Scholarship winners will be announced on August 10th, 2013 and paid for shortly after. You can apply at halucinated.com/scholarship
Passionate high school students, college students, or graduate students who are going to school in the U.S. and are majoring in (or going to major in) any creative field, including (but not limited to) 3D animation, 3D graphics, animation, architecture, cartooning, computer animation, design, digital art, digital design, digital media, graphic design, electronic art, electronic media, entertainment art, film, game animation, game art, game design, game development, game production, illustration, interactive design, motion graphics, multimedia, studio art, virtual modeling, visual effects, visual communication, web animation, web design, and web development.
Selection is based on the student's project that is to be submitted with the actual online application, indication of financial need, and a successful academic record. The selections will be made by Halucinated Design, Inc.
June 30th, 2014. The winner will be announced in August 2014.
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During grad school, I discovered that I enjoyed mentoring students, especially those who wanted to learn more in creative fields. I became a college mentor at at East Harlem Tutorial Program where I helped a high school senior go through the college process. Applying to the schools went relatively smooth, but we hit a huge road block when it came to financial aid. The student was undocumented.
This particular student came to America when he was only 6 months old! All he knew was the American dream.
We searched for scholarships (because the FAFSA was out of the question for undocumented students), but everywhere we looked, the applicant either needed to have high grades (my mentee was an average B student), or had to be a U.S. citizen (which he was not). He was actually my best 3D animation student from the year before, so he had some specific creative skills, and this is what he wanted to study in college. We continued to search for creative scholarships, but yielded very limited results.
He felt helpless, as did I, and he wanted to drop out completely. I had to stay strong to support him. This is when I wished that I can provide a scholarship for him.
Thankfully he earned some scholarships from his high school and ended up going to a community college. I don’t want another fellow designer to feel helpless, and that is why the Halucinated Scholarship has been created.
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