Mcristle Ross was a beloved mother who was passionate about art, particularly paintings.
Mcristle’s passion for art was born out of a blended love for creativity, innovation, and people. She enjoyed viewing artistic expressions. As a non-artist, she honed her artistic eye through years of course study and field practice. She marshaled her humble resources to purchase art until she eventually became a budding art collector. She understood the Arts’ role and importance in our life and believed it to be a necessary expression of the human spirit and critical to our existence. She deeply empathized with the plight of artists and sought to support them as much and as often as she could.
This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Mcristle Ross by supporting minority students who are pursuing artistic degrees in college.
Any African American undergraduate student or high school student accepted to a college or university who is majoring in art or art history may apply for this scholarship. While painters are preferred, all art forms (visual art, sculpture, photography, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
To apply, tell us why you’ve decided to pursue art and what inspires your art. Additionally, submit examples of your work.