Announcing the first annual adoptee scholarship contest!

We are excited to announce the first annual Holt International Scholarship Contest!

Three adoptees will each win $500, thanks to the generous contributions of donors.

This opportunity is open to any international adoptee who is a 2017 high school graduate planning to attend higher education, or any international adoptee currently enrolled in a university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit.

To apply, please send your contact information to Holt International, along with an artistic expression that answers the question:

“How does or how has adoption shaped your identity?”

Examples of submissions could be a creative video, illustration, musical composition, photo or series of photos, written essay of 1,000 words or less, or filmed live performance — such as a an original song or dance. The format for submission is flexible.

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

Submissions are due by July 1, 2017.

Please email submissions of photos, videos and essays to Steve Kalb at Please mail traditional art and mixed media submissions to Holt International attention: Steve Kalb, 250 Country Club, Eugene, Oregon, 97401. For non-essay submission, please include a brief artist statement describing your piece (200 words or less).

If you have any questions about a submission medium, eligibility or disbursement of funds, please contact Steve Kalb at

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