Reddy Scholarship Information


Reddy Scholarship Information

Reddy Arts Experience Scholarship

Scholarship Details - (Deadline April 1, 2020)

“The Arts Experience” offers awards of up to $1,000 to support travel that enables students to complete creative projects, research, art-specific workshops, internships (or similar). These projects should constitute a significant educational experience for the applicant. Proposals should describe the intent and objectives of the project and show how this project will enhance, transform, support the growth of the applicant. Examples of fitting projects include the completion of location-based-study, archival research, experiencing arts/performance, creative works; or a combination of these. Interdisciplinary projects in the spirit of VAPA are especially welcome.

Chancellor Venkat Reddy

My wife Lata and I created the Reddy Arts Experience Scholarship in part to recognize her huge “heart for the arts.” Students in the arts can face challenges as they make their way in the world, from securing funding for opportunities to building portfolios with limited resources. It’s powerful for us to be able to give them opportunities to travel and grow, both personally and professionally. 
Students also share the value of their travel opportunity with the public after they return to campus – whether it’s by offering a concert, a screening, a performance or an exhibition. In this way our whole community is able to benefit from their experience.

Fueling the arts
Chancellor and Lata Reddy both share a love for the arts. So much so that they have funded a scholarship to fuel the experiences of students seeking a future in the field.


Applicants must be undergraduate VAPA majors, currently enrolled, and meeting academic expectations. Projects must be completed before the completion of the degree. Funds must be spent by the end of the following academic year.

  1. A project abstract (250 words)
  2. Answer the following questions:
    1. How will this project benefit your personal and professional trajectory?
    2. How do you envision using these funds?
    3. What are the potential outcomes?
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Proposed Budget (see example below)

*If the project is dependent upon acceptance into a program, internship, workshop, please submit a letter acceptance or current proof of application. Awarding of funds will be dependent on eventual acceptance.

Budget Example

Please include a list of any other funding sources, amounts applied for, and whether those funds have been secured.

Description of Expenditures Expected Cost
Airline/gas/car rental fare from Colorado Springs to location $xxx
Board for x number of days $
Materials $
Per diem  
Museum fees  

Public Presentation

After completion of the project, awardees must offer a public presentation, event, exhibition, concert, lecture-demo, screening, performance, community-interactive event, etc. that demonstrates the value of the experience and shares that value with the community. Public presentations must be completed by the end of the following academic year.

Submission Information

Submit a single PDF with the 4 proposal requirements (see Proposal section above) to VAPA Chair Suzanne MacAulay at Applications are due by 11:59pm on April 1st, 2020. Award Decision Timeline Committee selection will be made by April 15th.

Award Decision Timeline

Committee selection will be made by April 15th.