The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority is awarding a $2,000 Project Hopscotch Scholarship. This scholarship will assist with the financial obligations of a Lafayette high school student seeking post-secondary education in visual arts and fine crafts.
This is a one-time grant with money raised from Project Hopscotch. This scholarship is funded by the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority, and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission will select the recipient of the scholarship. The award will be mailed to the scholarship recipient in early July.
Applicants must be a City of Lafayette resident who is a student at a Lafayette high school pursuing formal arts education at a community college, college, university, or reputable arts school in the fall of 2022
Applicants must complete the application and submit one letter of reference, three samples of artwork, and a letter of acceptance to post-secondary school
Project Hopscotch started in 2021 with the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority inviting community members and visitors to hop, skip, and jump through Old Town Lafayette.
There were 10 custom hopscotch courses featured in the downtown district created by local artists, including Denise Chaudhari, Tif Choate, Ingrid Husby, and Ruth Meere.
Next to each course was a QR code that residents and visitors participating scanned and the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority would donate $1 towards the Hopscotch Scholarship Fund. This fund was up to $2,000 to benefit a local art student.