Basketball superstar Grant Hill has established a $10,000 scholarship program in conjunction with his sponsorship of a two-year, seven city exhibit art tour named Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art. The scholarship program will be awarded to four recipients in the amount of $2,500.00 each for one full school year.
The Something All Our Own scholarship has been created to provide educational assistance to students interested in pursuing a degree in visual arts. The scholarship is open to high school (and/or GED) graduates, and the students must be enrolled full-time. Students will be awarded the scholarship based on their potential and skill.
“Providing educational opportunity is a gift I want to offer to aspiring artists," said Hill. “I am hopeful that this scholarship will help encourage these young artists to achieve their dreams and the means to fulfill their promise.”
The Something All Our Own exhibition features Grant’s extensive and unique collection of African American art. Grant has cultivated what is considered to be one of the foremost personal collections of African American artwork to include over 45 works of art by renowned artists.
Recognizing the power of the modern young athlete to positively influence others, Grant is exhibiting his impressive collection in leading museums and venues across the United States. The tour launched November 2, 2003 at the Orlando Museum of Art. The exhibition schedule of Something All Our Own is as follows:
Orlando Museum of Art/November 2, 2003 – February 15, 2003
New Orleans Museum of Art/April 10 – June 6, 2004
Texas Southern University Museum (Houston)/June 27 – August 31, 2004
Morgan State University Art Gallery (Baltimore)/September 15 – November 30, 2004
Dallas Museum of Art/January 15 – April 15, 2005
Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA)/June – August, 2005
Nasher Museum (Duke University)/September – November, 2005
Viewing art as an enlightening influence in society, Grant enthusiastically believes in making his art available to the public for its education and enjoyment. He regards this exhibition tour as a unique vehicle to educate the general public and inspire our youth.
The Something All Our Own Art Scholarship will be available to students beginning the Fall Semester of 2004 (to begin no later than January 2005). To apply, students will need to submit an application form and a portfolio of 10 completed works in any medium or 10 35mm slides of completed artwork. Additionally, they will need to submit a letter of recommendation from an art teacher or other art instructor. Applications can be found on Grant Hill’s website at http://granthill.com/ghc/promo.php.