Graduation Art

The Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS) would like to share some information about our annual scholarship program:

This post contains details for the MAPS Scholarship program for 2020. The deadline for 2020 applications is July 31, 2020.

Each year MAPS awards $9000 in four scholarships to students in our community who appreciate our mission to help them follow their passions! A first prize of $3000 and a second prize of $1500 are available for full time college students majoring in each of the following studies: The Rider Scholarship for Japanese Language, Literature and Asian Studies and the M.A.P.S. scholarship for Illustration and Animation.

  • Applications for these scholarships are evaluated based upon the following criteria: Academic Achievement – The candidate must have demonstrated exceptional academic ability.
  • Essay – A short essay in which you describe why you should be the recipient of a MAPS Scholarship and why you chose your course of study.
  • Faculty Recommendation – Provide one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your work.
  • Portfolio  – For the Illustration & Animation Scholarship to showcase a small selection of your work.
  • The application and additional details on requirements and how to apply for one of our scholarships can be found by following the link below.

Best of luck!