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2019 Fuquay-Varina Arts Council
Scholarship for Students in the Arts


The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  It is our mission to inspire and enhance the lives of citizens in our community and beyond by developing appreciation of the arts, presenting arts programming, supporting local artists, and fostering creativity in the community.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ability, sexual orientation, or gender expression, to the extent prohibited by law.  The FVAC offers this scholarship to provide funds for a graduating high school senior to pursue higher education in an arts-related field. 


2019 Award

This is a one-time award for $500, which will be paid directly to the student’s account at their chosen accredited institution of higher learning.


Application Deadline and Notification

Complete applications must be mailed in a single envelope and postmarked by:  May 10, 2019

                                                                Fuquay-Varina Arts Council  

                                                                2019 Scholarship Application 

                                                                PO Box 533

                                                                Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Scholarship recipient will be notified no later than: June 10, 2019

All digital media & contents will be returned to the address listed on the application form no later than: June 30, 2019


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

r   Be a graduating high school senior of Fuquay-Varina High School or Southern Wake Academy

r   Pursuing a higher education degree at an accredited institution in one of the following arts-related fields:

      w Fine Arts

      w Music

      w Theatre

      w Technical Theatre

      w Dance

      w Graphic Design

      w Art Education

      w Music Education

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the following criteria & submission materials: 

   r Completed application form

   r List of Extracurricular Activities and Community Service where you have utilized your creative talents (examples):

                                w Choir at church

                                w Assisting dance classes with younger students

                                w Gallery Around Town participant

                                w Community theatre or arts group        


    r Letter of recommendation from a teacher, instructor, or professional in a related field which addresses applicant's:

                                w Abilities

                                w Talents

                                w Interests

                                wProbability of success in their choice of career studies

                ¬Letter must be provided in an envelope with author’s signature across the seal

    r Personal statement from applicant detailing the applicant's:

                                w College plans

                                wCareer goals

                                wReasons for pursuing this scholarship

                ¬This statement should include any pertinent or extenuating circumstances, or uniquely qualifying factors which should be considered by the       Committee

     r Copy of acceptance letter from the accredited institution where student will be attending

     r Copy of High School transcript

w Academic performance will be a consideration, especially with respect to related coursework


     r Digital examples of work provided on a thumb drive, CD, or other digital media, as follows:

                n  Fine Arts or Art Education:

                                Ø Provide photos of 5-10 examples across multiple mediums

                                Ø Please include for each submission: title, size, and medium

                n  Music or Music Education:

                                Ø Provide 4-10 minutes total of performance, preferably of more than one selection

                                Ø Please include title of pieces, and composers/arrangers

                n Theatre:

                                Ø Provide 2-8 minutes total of acting performance, preferably of more than one scene, reading or monologue.

                                Ø Please include title of play or work for each, and the role that applicant is playing in the scene 

                n Technical Theatre or Theatre Design:

                                Ø Provide 5-10 photos and/or short videos demonstrating work such as (but not limited to) scenery, costumes, lighting, properties,       special effects, etc.

                                                Ø Include titles of plays or work for each artifact included

                n Dance:

                                                Ø Provide 4-10 minutes total of performance, preferably of more than one dance.

                                                Ø Please include title (if applicable) and choreographer of work for each, and note the position that applicant is performing in the      presentation

                n Graphic Design:

                                                Ø Provide 5-10 examples of work in either pdf, jpg, eps, or any standard video playback format

                                                Ø Please include for each submission a description of what portion of images, logos, animation, etc. were your original content and creation      (i.e., provide credits for stock photos, etc.)

Questions regarding this scholarship application and/or submission materials should be directed to: fvartscouncil@gmail.com

2019 Scholarship Application

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Contact Us

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council | P.O. Box 533 | Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
www.FVartscouncil.org | fvartscouncil@gmail.com | 919-533-9134
                      The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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