Roanoke Arts Council High School Art Scholarship

UPDATE: This contest is now closed.

Purpose:  To recognize a graduating high school senior who has exhibited artistic excellence in visual arts and who plans to pursue further education in the visual arts.

Application & Evaluation Process:  The complete application must be received or postmarked no later than September 1, 2010. Applicants will be judged by a panel of professionals with a high level of expertise in college arts education and/or professional experience. Selection of a scholarship winner will be based on artistic excellence as demonstrated by the quality of the work samples and application submitted to the panel. Dedication and character will also be considered. 

Finalist will be notified by September 15, 2011. All scholarship finalists will be invited to exhibit work(s) in the Roanoke Arts Council High School Art Scholarship Exhibit, in conjunction with Renaissance in Roanoke, October 8, 2011.

This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding promise in the field of visual art.

Eligibility:  Applications will be accepted from high school seniors graduating in June 2011 who are currently attending public or private school in Indiana. Applicants must be Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells or Whitley County residents, who plan to pursue post-secondary studies at an accredited institution or acknowledged arts school or fine arts program, and who have demonstrated artistic excellence. The Roanoke Arts Council Scholarship will be paid directly to the student's selected school to assist with tuition.


1. Fill out the application and submit with your portfolio.

2. Make copies of the recommendation form. Give the recommendation form to two individuals who know your art skills
well, at least one preferably your art teacher. To be submitted confidentially by the reference.

3. Submit a portfolio that meets the following criteria:

Students must submit a digital portfolio of 15-20 images

Digital files can be submitted on a CD-ROM labeled with your name. List the information below on a separate sheet of paper. All images must be in either a standard JPEG or PDF file format only. Images must be sharp, clear, and of sufficient size to be able to examine the work in detail.

Regardless of format, each piece of art should be labeled with the following information:

Your name
Date completed
Media of work
Size of the work
Origin of the piece (class project, personal project, etc.)

Include a balanced combination of approximately 15 pieces of your best work (no more than 20, no less than 15),
each labeled with the image's title and the student's name (no original artwork).

Most work should be original rather than from photographs. Any work copied from a photograph should be identified as such.

Include a variety of subject matter such as still life, portrait, landscape, and figure drawing.

Include a variety of media. Examples include watercolor, oil, acrylic, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, marker, conté, pastel, pottery, sculpture, graphics, photography, etc.

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