Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA)
National Arts Center, Mt. Maria Makiling, College 4031
Los Baños, Laguna
The Philippine High School for the Arts is announcing its call for the 2008 Nationwide Search for Young Art Scholars. This is a government-supported opportunity for Filipino student artists to attend for free an academic and art trainings program.
“The PHSA scholarship is inclusive of free tuition and fees, free board and lodging, free transportation and use of books and facilities, a monthly stipend, and the chance to participate in local and international arts activities.”
Eligible candidates must be Filipino with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country; have an outstanding ability in an art discipline; have passed the High School Readiness Test (HSRT); be a graduating Grade VI or Grade VII pupil at the time of application; be able to take up the scholarship in the school year for which the scholarship is granted; be proficient in oral and written Filipino and English; be willing to study in a residential high school; have no systemic and/or communicable diseases; not be older than 13 years upon enrolment; and be determined to pursue a degree in any art discipline upon graduation from the PHSA.
To be considered for preliminary evaluation, applicants must submit the following documents by September 1, 2007: a fully accomplished application form (to be downloaded at http://www.phsa.edu.ph/screening.htm; a certified true copy of applicant’s Birth Certificate; a photocopy of the Grade V or Grade VI Report Card; 1-page resume citing accomplishments in particular art field of interest; 1 page essay (English or Filipino) by applicant stating his/her reason for applying at PHSA; 1 page essay (English or Filipino) by a parent stating his/her reason for enrolling his/her child in an arts school; and 2 sets of priority mail stamps.
For creative writing applicants, additional requirements include a neatly presented portfolio of not less than ten (10) samples of writings (e.g. short story, poem, essay) in Filipino and/or English, typewritten, double-spaced on A4 white bond paper authenticated by the school principal or teacher-in-charge.
Application requirements should be submitted to:
The Program Manager
c/o ANSYAS 2008
Philippine High School for the Arts
National Arts Center, Mt Makiling, College 4031
Los Baños, Laguna
If you pass the preliminary evaluation, you will be called for audition and tests to demonstrate your ability in any of the following: Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Theater Arts, Dance (Folk), Dance (Ballet), Music (Voice), Music (Piano) and Music (Other solo music instruments).
For more information, go to www.phsa.edu.ph