Portfolios are blindly adjudicated by artists and industry professionals. The top 1% are then presented to a scholarship committee, which awards sixteen $10,000 Gold Medal Portfolio scholarships (eight writing and eight art). Additional $1,000 scholarships are given to students earning Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolios. The committee consists of Alliance staff, board members, and national partners. They consider a number of factors which combine the recognition of talent and the representation of diverse mediums, view points, and backgrounds of Award recipients when selecting scholarship recipients.
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