Michigan businesses looking to expand with presence on the internet and social media are invited to apply for scholarships to train workers in the field of digital graphic arts.

 The scholarships are offered by Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Southfield. The privately-owned trade school is making $250,000 dollars in scholarships available to individuals seeking training in technology driven courses including Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design and Digital Media Arts.

 “Thehot thing in the industry is learning how to work within the software," said Aubrie Glennon, Director of Education at the school.  

 Specs Howard President Lisa Zahodne points out the explosion of the internet is forcing many Michigan businesses to review how they approach their websites, “businesses that you might not even think of… are saying I need a person to drive content to my website, not just once a month, but every single day.”

 HOW TO APPLY

Employees must complete and submit an application as well as a letter of request stating why they feel they are qualified for the scholarship and how it will impact their future.

They must also submit a letter of recommendation from their Employer stating how the training will benefit the organization.

Applications are available online at www.specshoward.edu/mibusiness.

Candidates will be selected  based on the letters of recommendation and all candidates will need to meet the standard entrance requirements. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and the opportunity will end when all are awarded.