Holt Adoptee Scholarship Contest
Adoptees can enter for the opportunity to be awarded $500 towards an educational pursuit!
Every year, adoptees submit work based around a question or theme relating to the adoptee experience. We encourage applicants to interpret the prompt creatively — whether 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!).
This opportunity is open to any adoptee (domestic or international, adopted through any agency) who is a high school graduate planning to enroll — or a student currently enrolled — in a higher education program (i.e., a university, trade school, technical training program or other eligible educational pursuit).
In 2023, three applicants will each be awarded a $500 scholarship!
To apply, please send your contact information to Holt International, along with an artistic expression responding to the following prompt:
“Dear Birth Family….”
Please email submissions of photos, videos and essays to Elliot Bliss at [email protected]. Please mail traditional art and mixed media submissions to Holt International at the following address:
ATTN: Elliot Bliss, 250 Country Club Eugene, Oregon 97401
Submissions are due by July 1, 2023. Our team is looking forward to seeing your work!
View Past Adoptee Scholarship Contest Winners
2021 Scholarship Winners
2020 Scholarship Winners
2019 Scholarship Winners
View the Holt Adoptee Yearbooks!
Each year, we invite graduates to submit a photo and bio to be included in the Holt Adoptee Yearbook! Submissions for this year’s digital yearbook are now closed, but you can view past yearbooks below.