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MindFire Light the Spark Scholarship Program

At MindFire, we like to fan the flames. When we have a spark, we like to nurture it into a full-fledged fire. It’s why we established the MindFire Light the Spark Scholarship program for high school seniors in Rock Island and Scott County looking to pursue a career in a creative field such as graphic design, copywriting, public relations, marketing and/or brand development.

We give three one-time gifts of $2,000.02 because we’re not just trying to lighten the financial burden of continuing education beyond high school… we also want to provide our two cents. We’re here to help the recipients when they reach out needing advice.

The three scholarships are:

  • Developing Designers Scholarship – recognizing talented students with a specific interest in design/visual arts
  • Raising Writers Scholarship – recognizing talented students with a specific interest in writing
  • Championing Diversity Scholarship – recognizing students skilled in writing and design who are from diverse and multicultural backgrounds, including those who identify as members of the LGBTQ community and/or those with disabilities

We know our industry doesn’t reflect the diverse world we live in, and we want to change that by creating the change we want to see in the creative industry. Eligible students can apply for any or all of the scholarships; however, only one scholarship can be awarded per individual. The application is the same for each, and applicants can select which Light the Spark scholarships they’re pursuing upon application.

We want to help ignite a passion for developing great creative work, so we look for talented students who have that spark.

Important dates for 2021-2022 academic year

  • Application period: Jan. 25 – March 25, 2021
  • Recipient announcement: May 2021

 
Eligibility Requirements

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