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2021 Scholarship for the Arts Application

Deadline to submit: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Awards reciepents announced: Mid-May 2021

Application Eligibility & Requirements

Toe River Arts Scholarship for the Arts, made possible by funding from the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) Foundation to an Endowment Fund held by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, are awarded to individuals from Yancey or Mitchell County, North Carolina, who are pursuing higher education in arts or arts education. Each scholarship will be paid directly to the degree-based institution of the applicant’s attendance.

 

ELIGIBILITY
Scholarships ranging from $500-$1000 are awarded annually under the title of the Toe River Scholarships for the Arts. Awards are open to graduating Mountain Heritage High School and Mitchell High School seniors graduating in 2021, and to adult residents of Yancey or Mitchell County, North Carolina, who are pursuing higher education for arts or arts education and who are enrolled or in the process of enrolling.   Previous Toe River Arts Scholarships for the Arts award winners are not eligible to apply. If applicant is turned down for admission, the scholarship will not be allocated. Additionally, if the applicant withdraws from the arts related program, the scholarship will be returned to Toe River Arts by the granting institution.

BASIS FOR AWARD
A panel of judges comprised of Toe River Arts Board Members will review and evaluate all submissions. Submissions will be evaluated based upon original thinking, artistic commitment, and a willingness to take creative risks. All decisions made by the panel will be considered final.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Contact Information & Application
  • Narrative
  • Five Work Samples
  • One letter of referral from a teacher, school counselor, or professional reference discussing applicant’s arts related higher educational goals. Letter should be emailed directly to melanie@toeriverarts.org from referral by April 1.

WORK SAMPLES
Applicants should submit five work samples that best exemplifies the extent and quality of their past accomplishments. Work Samples do not have to be related to the category of degree program to be eligible but can represent the applicant’s overall abilities. (Ex., applicant may submit a sculpture even if they are accepted to a photography program.) You may submit work samples in different areas.  Each work sample must be accompanied by a description.  File uploads may not exceed 10 MB.  Applications submitted that are incomplete will be automatically disqualified.

 

Visual Art and Craft:  Upload high-quality digital images of each work sample as a jpg or pdf.  Visual Art and Craft work sample description must include: date of completion, medium, and dimensions for each work sample.

 Music, Film, Dance and Performing Arts:  Upload a document that provides a website link for each work sample submission.  The video or audio clip of the live or studio performance, is not to exceed 5 minutes.  If your video is longer than 5 minutes the committee will only review the first 5 minutes.  Music, Film, Dance and Performing Arts work sample description must includes: Date, Location of Performance, Title, Applicant role in performance, and/or a short summary describing performance may be included.

Writing:  Fiction, creative nonfiction, playwrights, songwriters, poets may upload a word or PDF document no more than 2 pages for each writing work sample. Poets may submit five poems. Playwrights may also submit documentation of a recorded performance or staged reading of their plays (videos, clip not to exceed five minutes.)  Please submit all Writing work sample descriptions must include: Title of Sample, Type of Sample (ex; Poem, Song)Date of Completion and if published where it was published.

 

For any question contact Melanie Finlayson, Toe River Arts Community Outreach Coordinator. 

melanie@toeriverarts.org

828-765-0524.

 

 

Contact Information
Contact information for the scholarship applicant.
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First Name
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Application
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NARRATIVE
The narrative should explain how your arts education will have an impact on your career. Keep in mind that your overall application will be evaluated based upon original thinking, artistic commitment, and a willingness to take creative risks. 500 word limit for the narrative.
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Upload a Word or PDF document with 500 word maximum .
Work Samples & Descriptions
Applicants should submit five work samples that best exemplifies the extent and quality of their past accomplishments. Work Samples do not have to be related to the category of degree program to be eligible but can represent the applicant’s overall abilities. (Ex., applicant may submit a sculpture even if they are accepted to a photography program.) You may submit work samples in different areas. Each work sample must be accompanied by a description. File uploads may not exceed 10 MB. Applications submitted that are incomplete will be automatically disqualified.
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Upload a work sample that best exemplifies the extent and quality of your past creative accomplishments.
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Upload a work sample that best exemplifies the extent and quality of your past creative accomplishments.
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Upload a work sample that best exemplifies the extent and quality of your past creative accomplishments.
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Upload a work sample that best exemplifies the extent and quality of your past creative accomplishments.
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Upload a work sample that best exemplifies the extent and quality of your past creative accomplishments.
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By printing my name here I certify that the information contained in this application, including all attachments and supporting materials, is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I grant permission for the Toe River Arts representatives to contact my arts or arts education institution/college to verify my enrollment in a degree-based program of study.