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UNIMA-USA Puppetry Scholarship

Offered by UNIMA-USA

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 8, 2023
50 awards worth

$1,500

Grade level

Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

December 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a passionate American puppeteer with some professional puppeteering experience, a university degree in the field, or a serious commitment to the art form? Further, do you dream of expanding your horizons and studying puppetry outside the U.S.? If so, consider applying for the UNIMA-USA Puppetry Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,500 to help passionate American puppeteers pursue classes and training while abroad. The scholarship is provided by UNIMA-USA, an organization with a mission to “promote international understanding and friendship through the art of puppetry.” 

If you could use a hand in paying off some of your international puppetry training costs, we encourage you to apply to the UNIMA-USA Puppetry Scholarship!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to American puppeteers who wish to pursue further training abroad. Applicants must also be members of UNIMA-USA. Bear in mind that you do not have to be a college graduate or graduate student to apply for this scholarship, so long as you show serious commitment to puppetry.

Grade Level

Graduate Students

Citizenship

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

Essay

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The UNIMA-USA Puppetry Scholarship winner will be announced: January 30, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact UNIMA-USA at [email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens. # No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. # Yes, this scholarship is open to all students! # No, this scholarship is only open to Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is only open to DACA recipients. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens. # This scholarship is open to citizens of countries other than the United States. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens and citizens of some other countries. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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