“BE the whale” project is a nationwide scholarship program focusing on raising awareness of endangered species.

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The next scholarship is

North Dakota & South Dakota

BE the Whale is on gofundme.com

We are seeking donations to help fund our scholarships for young artists.

Be the Whale Promotional video, performed by Siuslaw Middle School students.



My name is Ben. I would like to tell you about an amazing project focusing on endangered species across the United States.

Several years ago, an artist named Jan Jagoe began organizing a nationwide project that blends art and endangered species education into a scholarship program for high school students.

North Dakota and South Dakota has been chosen to participate during the Fall semester of 2021. An endangered species will be chosen soon for that state. All of the high school art students in North Dakota and South Dakota will be invited to participate. One piece of artwork will be chosen and a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winning student during Fall 2021.

Posters and entry forms are being sent out to high school art departments or you can download them on our website. Prints will soon be available through our website. Sales of these items will help finance the ongoing project.

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