Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts is proud to support arts education through The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships Program, developed and championed by our late Board President, Charlie Hounchell, for whom it was renamed. Since 2007, TBBCA has annually awarded scholarships to some of the most talented and deserving Tampa Bay area high school students, providing financial assistance for their pursuit of higher education and future careers in the arts.
The scholarship program is open to high school juniors and seniors in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties who excel at vocal or instrumental music, theatre, dance, visual or literary arts. Awardees are competitively selected based on talent and merit by a panel of professionals in each discipline. The scholarship funds are applied to tuition at the university, college or professional arts training program of the studentäó»s choice.
Scholarship recipients are some of the most talented and promising young artists and performers in the nation. Past winners have attended prestigious institutions, including The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, New York Universityäó»s Tisch School of the Arts, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Oberlin College & Conservatory, Tufts University, Elon, Indiana University, University of Tampa, USF, FSU and UF.
Find more information and download the scholarship application here.