PAISOC
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about us

The Performing Arts Initiative for Students of Color (PAISOC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aiming to provide scholarships, leadership training, and educational opportunities to students of color currently participating in performing arts activities. 

PAISOC specifically aims to:

  • Promote diversity in the arts by telling the stories of people of color specifically impacted by their participation in arts programming. 

  • Provide scholarships to black, latinx, asian american, pacific islander, and native american students for the purposes of tuition and other program related expenses

  • Increase the number of people of color participating in performing arts programs in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to scholarship recipients to promote life lasting experiences and lessons

  • Sponsor and promote educational opportunities

 
 

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Meet the board
Coming soon...

 

 
 
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SCHOLARSHIPS

 

PAISOC aims to raise MONEY AND FUND  students who are actively participating in or have plans to participate in a performing arts PROGRAM in 2018. SCHOLARSHIPS can be used for tuition purposes or other related expenses.

Keep scrolling to learn more!

 

 
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NEED HELP MARCHING THIS SUMMER? WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!

 

getting ready for a summer with the drum and bugle corps of your dreams? Paisoc wants to help you! Paisoc will be awarding up to $1000 to a student of color marching in a drum and bugle corps in summer 2018. All positions (brass, percussion, color guard, and conductors) are encouraged to apply. 

Applications will be accepted beginning april 1, 2018 and considerations will be made until may 1, 2018. At that time, a paisoc member will contact you should you be chosen to receive the scholarship. 

OUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK BELOW TO GET STARTED!

 
 

 
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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Interested in helping PAISOC open the doors to EDUCATION IN THE PERFORMING ARTS?