EMERGING ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Since 1971, Monmouth Arts has been committed to celebrating youth in the arts. Celebrating young artists and their work is necessary in order to inspire the next generation of artists in our world. As a community of artists and arts supporters, Monmouth Arts continues to invest in our young artists and their education. 

 

Each year, Monmouth Arts presents young arts students college scholarships through our Emerging Artist Scholarship Program. The program will award $500 scholarships to two deserving Monmouth County high school seniors who are committed to pursuing the arts in higher education. The scholarships are sponsored by Showcase Arts Foundation, Inc., the East Coast USA Pageant, and the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.

2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

MC² SCHOLARSHIP FOR PERFORMING & LITERARY ARTS

Aisa Feratovic is a graduating senior at Long Branch High School. Her theatre teacher is Mr. Moore, who she says “has had an everlasting impact on my performance.” She will be attending Drexel University in the fall with a major in Entertainment and Arts Management, and a minor in theatre.

JAY & LINDA GRUNIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS

Jillian Tracy is currently a senior at Communications High School, taught by visual arts teacher Shelley Ortner. While at Rochester Institute of Technology this fall, she aims to merge intuitive visual design and technology to create dynamic user experiences, majoring in New Media Interactive Development.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR THE 2020 AWARDS IS NOW AVAILABLE!

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 1, 2020

ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Student must be a matriculating high school senior, and be able to verify their intent to enroll in a higher education program in the fall, with degree of study focused in performing or literary arts, fashion, film, photography or visual arts.

  • Student must be able to verify that they are a Monmouth County resident.

  • Student must achieve at least a 3.5 GPA.

  • Student must be a Student Member of Monmouth Arts.

    • Interested applicants who are not already a member can join for FREE!

  • Student must have a one-page recommendation letter written by a teacher.

    • Can be either a school teacher or a private-study teacher

    • One recommendation only

 

PERFORMING & LITERARY ARTS STUDENTS: 

Click here for guidelines on the MC² Scholarship for Performing and Literary Arts.

FASHION, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, & VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS: 

Click here for guidelines on the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation Scholarship for the Arts.

 

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS AND AWARD PRESENTATION:

  • All adjudication decisions are final.

  • Comments/evaluation notes will not be returned following the audition.

  • Adjudication panel will be made up of adjudicators from the Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival, and members of the Monmouth Arts Board of Trustees.

  • Scholarship recipients must attend the June 17 Monmouth Arts Board Meeting in Freehold in order to receive their award (pending CDC/State/Federal health guidelines).

    • Performance/display must be of the work submitted for consideration.

  • Participants will be notified via email of their audition/portfolio results. Participants are not permitted to post the results of the scholarship on social media following notification until the official announcement of the scholarship recipients at the Monmouth Arts June Board Meeting (they are permitted, and encouraged, to use social media to publicize their performance at the ceremony, so long as they do not reveal that they are the scholarship winner). After the Board Meeting, a press release will be issued naming the award recipients, which can then be shared with family and friends.

PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

2019

MC² SCHOLARSHIP FOR PERFORMING & LITERARY ARTS

Maxwell Connery is a senior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional HS, and in the Fall will be attending NYU Tisch School of the Arts – Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music as a Songwriter Entrepreneur.  A multi-instrumentalist, trained in classical, jazz and contemporary styles, Maxwell is the singer-songwriter of 2018 Asbury Music Award winners “Sonic Blume.” Recently named one of the “Top NJ Bands to Hear in 2019” by NJ Star-Ledger, their second album “Beach Karma,” was also named one of the “Top NJ Records of 2018.

JAY & LINDA GRUNIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS

Sebrina Gao is a 17-year old senior at Communications High School. Sebrina has been the recipient of many regional and national awards, and is a student of Shelley Ortner. She aims to pursue a career the entertainment industry and one day, create visual development art for animated films. She will be attending the ArtCenter College of Design - Pasadena, CA in the Fall of this year. 

2018

MC² SCHOLARSHIP FOR PERFORMING & LITERARY ARTS

Elena Yasin is a member of both the Dance Team and Dance Academy at Matawan Regional High School under the direction of Julie McKurth. She has been training for 14 years through various programs including the Senior Ensemble at Peridance Capezio Center in Manhattan, and the Monmouth County Arts High School dance program. She plans to continue exploring the capacity of her physical and artistic abilities in expressivemovement at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in the fall.

JAY & LINDA GRUNIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR VISUAL ARTS

Andrew Wang is a student artist who enjoys using a variety of media and techniques in order to create pieces with an illustrative feel. Andy currently attends Communications High School, and studies under his visual arts teacher Shelley Ortner. He will attend the Rhode Island School of Design this fall.

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The programs of Monmouth Arts are made possible in part by funds from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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