L. Hill Bonin, Jr. Memorial Award

The AcA/L. Hill Bonin, Jr. Memorial Award, is administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA), and is available for Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes. This program was created to award talented and deserving arts students, especially of the performing arts with funds for enhancing their talents through participation in advanced study or classes beyond those available in their present study programs. In addition, awards may benefit non-profit groups that provide opportunities to students for enhancing their arts talents. Recognized arts disciplines are dance, folklife, literature, media arts, music, and theater.

The current funding period is May 1, 2018-April 30, 2019.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
*Application must be hand-delivered to AcA by 4:30pm, or post-marked (by the post office) by April 20, 2019.

Grant Applicants


To be considered for an award, a student must be enrolled in any high school or college in the parishes served by the AcA, and must be planning to pursue a career or professional training in performing arts or arts administration. The student must be a citizen of the United States and a Louisiana resident, and have an overall grade point average of B or higher on their high school or college transcript.

Non-Profit Organization

For a non-profit organization or group to be eligible it must propose a production, performance or activity that involves high school or college students and ensure that the funds will be used for the enhancement of the talents of the students in the performance.

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