Geneseo Migrant Center and National PASS Center

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships
for Migrant Farmworkers

Click HERE for the Application Form

The deadlines for this scholarship is annually by June 1st and November 1st
The applications must be postmarked by those dates

Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines:

Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.

There are two options in applying for funding

I. Grants under $500.00

No deadline for application-requests will be reviewed case-by-case
Complete Sections A and C of the application

II. Grants up to $2,500.00 awarded semi-annually

Application deadline June 1 and November 1
A budget or documentation of expenses must be submitted with the application. Money may be used for workshops, materials, study with a mentor, course enrollment, mileage, lost wages, etc.
A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
Complete all Sections of this application

Application Criteria:

Minimum 16 years of age
Applicant need not be enrolled in school
Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.

For additional information on the Fund, please e-mail, phone, or write:

Chris Norton, Director
Phone: 800-245-5681
Mail to:
Arts Scholarship Committee
Geneseo Migrant Center
3 Mt. Morris-Leicester Road
Leicester, NY 14481

Geneseo Migrant Center, 3 Mt. Morris-Leicester Road, Leicester, NY 14481
(585) 658-7960 - (800) 245-5681