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The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. In the past, the Benenson Awards have supported projects such as:  the incorporation of technology and art with dance choreography; an interpretation of the Target icon into a multicolor landscape of circular shapes; a 10-15 minute film about the nation’s interstate highway system completed with antiquated media; a journalism piece on French culture from the lens of a local bar during the June 2010 World Cup.

Approximately 20 awards are made each year; recent awards have ranged from $600-$4500 with an average award size of $1800.