In December 2020, 50,000feet announced the underwriting of two scholarships in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and the Design Museum of Chicago as well as the financial support of the Cooper Union Saturday Program in New York City. Made in honor of 50,000feet’s staff and clients, both of these financial contributions are designed to support students and their families with financial resources to pursue their passion for the arts.
50,000feet also led the judging and selection process of Advanced Arts Program scholarship recipients, in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago. Among the hundreds of submissions—ranging from performing arts and music to fine arts and dance—the team selected three students, increasing the number of scholarships awarded due to the impressive talent displayed.
We’re proud to announce the following scholarship recipients, and join us in congratulating them on their achievement. We’re excited to see where their artistic talent takes them next.
Laylah Freeman, Theater, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
Ariana Winters, Creative Arts and Ceramics, Disney II Magnet School
Tyler King, Drawing and Painting, Kenwood Academy High School
Read the full article published by Dexigner below.
50,000feet Funds Student Educational Programs for Greater Access and Inclusion
50,000feet is underwriting two scholarships in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and the Design Museum of Chicago as well as the financial support of The Cooper Union Saturday Program in New York City. Both of these financial contributions are designed to support students and their families with financial resources to pursue their passion for the arts.
“The scholarships are a great example of how public and private partnership can bring about meaningful change,” commented Jim Misener, Principal and President, 50,000feet. “The strength of our communities is dependent on collaboration across commercial, cultural and creative spheres. Good things happen when we work together.”
Each year, the All-City Visual Arts Exhibition offers scholarships for Chicago's public elementary and high school students. These unrestricted scholarships support students' ongoing pursuit of creativity, whether it be in purchasing supplies, taking classes, or other applications.
The Saturday Program at The Cooper Union helps level the playing field in the college prep pipeline by preparing students to apply to and excel in undergraduate programs. The program combines arts outreach, near-peer mentorship, and social justice education into an innovative curriculum committed to equitable, diverse, anti-racist, pro-LGBTQIA, and de-colonial work and learning spaces.