Encouraging the integration of the arts into the economic education process

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The NABE Foundation, a partner of Americans for the Arts and the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is awarding its eighth annual Americans for the Arts scholarship to encourage the integration of the arts into the economic education process. We believe that good, creative economic strategy is inherently dependent on our ability to come up with out-of-the box solutions to the economic challenges that we now face. This scholarship aims to further the profession of economics by providing funding for arts students who are entering the field of economics.

The amount of the award is $5,000.

Requirements: The award recipient must come from an economically disadvantaged household, have attended a public school, have participated in extracurricular programs including (and/or in addition to) programs supported by the Americans for the Arts (i.e. demonstrate a long term participation in the study of, creation of and/or performance in one or more of the following art forms: dance, music, theatre, literary, visual/media arts), have excelled academically, and have formally declared the intent to study and apply economics in their pursuit of higher education and a professional career. This includes the direct study of economics for policy purposes, to applications in the private and public sectors.

The scholarship is open to both recent high school graduates and current college undergraduates who are majoring in economics and/or the arts. Students who have not graduated high school but matriculated into an undergraduate program, graduate students, and Ph.D. candidates are not eligible.


To be eligible, scholarship applications must be received by February 5, 2016.

Photo: Last year's NABE scholarship recipient with Americans for the Arts' CEO and President, Bob Lynch.