The Art Institute of Vancouver Launches Wanting Qu Scholarships
June 30, 2015
The Art Institute of Vancouver is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with singer-songwriter Wanting Qu to offer two new scholarship opportunities for current and aspiring students. Beginning July 1, the campus will accept applications for the Wanting Qu Rising Star Scholarship and the Wanting Qu Most Dedicated Artist Scholarship. Both scholarships are named for Qu, a 2007 graduate of The Art Institute of Vancouver with a Certificate in Electronic Music.
The Wanting Qu Rising Star Scholarship is a $20,000CAD scholarship that will be awarded to an individual graduating from high school in 2015 and will attend The Art Institute of Vancouver in the Diploma in Professional Recording Arts program. The Wanting Qu Most Dedicated Artist Scholarship is a $10,000CAD scholarship that will be awarded to a current student at The Art Institute of Vancouver enrolled in the Diploma in Professional Recording Arts program. The deadline for entry is September 15, 2015.
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“I am such a believer in youth embracing and exploring their musical talents. Pursuing music as a career changed my life for the better after I struggled to find my way in traditional academic paths,” said Wanting Qu. “The Art Institute of Vancouver provided me with a foundation and the support I needed to take my dreams and help launch them into my reality. I really want to make a difference in helping others find their own ways in this incredible industry and so I am very happy to help launch these scholarships and hope that they can inspire others to follow their dreams.”
About Wanting Qu
Wanting Qu was signed by Nettwerk Records as their first Chinese artist in 2009. Since then, she has quickly risen in fame as one of China’s most recognized singer-songwriters – selling over a billion downloads in Asia, and her debut album "Everything In The World" achieving Triple Platinum status in China, Double Platinum in Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia, as well as being nominated and winning several prestigious awards (Global Chinese Music Awards, Music Times Awards, Chinese Music Awards) in categories such as "Best Newcomer", "Best Song", "Best New Artist", "Best Music Composer" and "Best Album of the Year." As well, Ms. Qu was bestowed the honor of serving as Tourism Vancouver’s Official Ambassador in 2013.
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