2020 Scholarship for the Arts

Application – deadline April 16, 2020





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Name ________________________________ Date of Birth____________________




City______________________________ State________ Zip___________________


Home Phone_______________________  Cell Phone________________________


Email Address________________________


High School attending _________________________________________________


Expected Graduation Date_________________________


College, institute, or apprenticeship program you plan to attend in Fall 2020:



College Mailing Address __________________________________________________________________




Program or Major/Minor ___________________Length of Program_____________


Why did you select this school?


Please list your community service activities (you may use a separate piece of paper) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Indicate which category you are applying for:

_____Visual Arts

_____Performing Arts


On a separate sheet of paper, please provide a brief answer to the following questions (RESPONSES MUST BE TYPED):


1.         Describe why you have chosen a major or minor in the arts. 

2.         Describe your involvement in the arts and/or the courses you have taken that have inspired you to continue art studies.

3.         How do you plan on contributing to the arts in the future?


$1,000 scholarships will be awarded



Scholarship applicants will be considered based on the following criteria: dedication to learning and practicing their art; commitment to a future in the arts; level of skill in art form; self-expression in words and art; and personal responsibility in art and life. It is not a financial need based scholarship.


Application Submission Criteria



·         High school seniors whose parents’ or guardians’ permanent residence is within a 100-mile radius of Roanoke.

·         Applicant must have been accepted, or expect acceptance into a post-secondary educational arts program for the 2020 fall semester as a full-time student. (See listing below.)

  • Planning further study with a MINOR or MAJOR in the fine arts: MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE, SCULPTURE, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, DRAWING.  (No graphic/computer art majors please.)


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Application deadline is April 16, 2020. 

NOTE: Prior winners of EventZone Scholarships are not eligible.


The application must be accompanied by the following:

1.         Two recommendations, one of which must be from a teacher, instructor or other professional in the arts.  The recommendation should include at least the following information:

a.            What is the student’s potential for future creative expression?

b.            What is the student’s level of performance up to this point in their career?

c.             Does student work at “expected” level or work beyond requested level?

d.            Does student complete work in a timely fashion or if not, why?

e.            Your perception of the student’s artistic ability.

2.         Student must submit examples of their work in their area of art.  These may include DVDs, CDs, photos or actual drawings, or paintings. Choose examples that make you stand out as an applicant!

-       Lists of stage performances are accepted, but please also include at least one sample of your performance in video, sound or picture form. Videos should include five minutes of recent work and recorded on clean, high-quality CDs.  In a crowded scene in a video or picture, please identify yourself. 

-       Limit submissions to ten pieces of work or photos. Each piece of work must be labeled with the applicant’s name (including each photo). 

-       All pictures should be marked in order and accompanied by a sheet that lists the size and title of the work. All art work should be dated and identified and noted if it was a class project, etc.  All work submitted must be the original or a photo of it - no computer print outs.

-       Computer generated or enhanced work will not be reviewed. 

-       Standard size DVDs can be used for paintings, sculpture and other artwork. If you are submitting a DVD of art pieces, please label, in order, both on DVD and in an attached document.

-       Please email ezstaff@eventzone.org if you have videos or pictures you can send online. If pictures are encrypted or password protected, please indicate how they can be viewed.

3.         Musicians submitting original compositions must submit both the written score and a recording of the 

            music stating who is performing the piece.  The composer does not have to be performing the music             unless he/ she wants to be judged as both a performer and composer.  All musicians please submit             two contrasting musical pieces, one of which should be a “live” performance (i.e. recital).                             

4.         Proof of full time acceptance into a college, institute or apprenticeship program in the Arts will be

            required prior to award of the scholarship funds.                                                                                                

5.         High School transcripts are not necessary and will not be taken into consideration.


Completed applications should be mailed to EventZone, Attention: Arts Scholarship; PO Box 8276, Roanoke VA. 24014. Important: A self-addressed stamped envelope (same amount of postage used to mail it) should also be included in your packet so your materials can be returned after judging.  To hand-deliver application, call EventZone at 540-389-1232 to make arrangements.


NOTIFICATION AND PAYMENT OF AWARDS: Scholarship recipients will be notified on or around

May, 5, 2020. Payment of awards will be made directly to the college or institute after satisfactory proof of acceptance. 


Completion of the following checklist is required:


___ Application is typed and complete


___Two letters of reference are included


___Examples of work are included


___Application is submitted by Deadline (April 16, 2020)


I attest that this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and all of the work submitted is original.



Signature (electronic signature accepted)