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Grunin Foundation Scholarship for the Arts
For Students in Fashion, Film, Photography, or Visual Arts
Sponsored by the Grunin Foundation

Click here to download a PDF of the scholarship guidelines.

Eligibility/General Instructions:

  • 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 a degree study focused in 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. This can be either a school teacher or a private-study teacher; one recommendation only, please.

  • Application must be submitted through the Submittable application form on our website.

  • Application is due no later than 4:00 pm on May 11th, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. 

  • Student should provide one high-resolution photograph (headshot, cap and gown portrait, etc.) suitable for publication.


Film Guidelines: 

  • Only short films under 5 minutes will be accepted. Films exceeding 5 minutes will not be reviewed or considered. 

  • Films must be submitted in MP4 format only. 

  • Any genre of film is acceptable.


Fashion Guidelines: 

  • Students must submit high resolution images of 4 designs that they feel represents their best work. One design should be a garment that they have sewn. Please send very clear, high-resolution images of the garment’s front, back, and sides. One close-up image of a part of the garment student would like to highlight is acceptable. However, no more than one. 

  • The remaining designs are to be sketches. Sketches of designs are to be on full-length fashion figures with back views. 

  • Each design should have several sentences discussing the thought process and inspiration for the design. 

  • Any style of work is acceptable.


Visual Arts/Photography Guidelines:

  • Students must submit high-resolution images of 5 pieces that they feel represents their best work. Must be submitted in .JPEG format only. Please ensure pictures are clear (blurry photos cannot be adjudicated properly) and large enough to be able to be reviewed and critiqued for detail.

  • Any medium is acceptable. The focus is to submit work that you feel represents their artistry at its best. 

  • 3-D work/sculpture is acceptable for submission. Must be photographed at ALL angles (front, back, each side, top, etc.) Collectively, these images will count as one submission of work. 

  • Student must submit an artist statement (one statement in total, discussing all work submitted). Statement of artwork should be under 500 words.

Notification of Results and Award Presentation:

  • All adjudication decisions are final. 

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

  • 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 2022 Arts Education Awards in order to receive their award. Scholarship recipient will perform their work during the ceremony. Performance must be of the work submitted for consideration. Click here for more information about the 2022 Arts Education Awards.

  • Participants will be notified via email of their application results. Participants are not permitted to post the results of the audition on social media following notification until the official announcement of the scholarship recipients at the 2022 Arts Education Awards. After the ceremony, a press release will be issued naming the award recipients, which can then be shared with family and friends.

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