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Announcing Holt’s 2022 Adoptee Scholarship Contest!

Submissions are now open for Holt’s 2022 Adoptee Scholarship contest! All adoptees domestic or international, adopted through any agency) can send in a submission for a chance to win $500 towards an educational pursuit of choice.

We are excited to announce the sixth annual Holt Adoptee Scholarship contest!

This year, three adoptees will each win $500, thanks to the generous contributions of donors. 

This opportunity is open to any adoptee (domestic or international, adopted through any agency) who is a 2022 high school graduate planning to or currently enrolled in a higher education program (i.e., a university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit).

To apply, please send your contact information to us, along with an artistic expression responding to the following prompt:

Dear Past Me: What is something you would tell your younger self about being adopted?

We encourage you to interpret the prompt creatively — whether it be through a self-portrait, an essay, digital art, a zine, a song, original choreography, poetry or a short film (or anything else you might come up with!). For non-essay submissions, please include a brief artist statement describing your piece (200 words or fewer).

The winners and their submissions will be featured in at least one Holt International digital publication, as well as on our social media pages.

Please email submissions of photos, videos and essays to Katelyn Dixon at [email protected]. Please mail traditional art and mixed media submissions to Holt International at the following address:

ATTN: Katelyn Dixon
250 Country Club
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Submissions are due by July 18, 2022. Our team is looking forward to seeing your work!

Need some inspiration? Check out the winning adoptee scholarship submissions from last year!

Funds will be disbursed through a check mailed to the administrative office of the winners’ educational program of choice. For questions about a submission medium or eligibility, please contact Katelyn Dixon at [email protected].

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Submit your photo to the 2022 Holt Adoptee Yearbook!

Do you know an adoptee graduating in 2022? Submit a photo and bio to our digital adoptee yearbook! Each graduate will also receive three copies of a print keepsake to enjoy and share with family. 

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