The Verve Arts Scholarship was created in honor of Thomas McDonough IV who was passionate about the fine arts. From an early age Tommy used drawing and painting to tell his stories and the stories of others around him. His work was rich in details and portrayed a certain honesty that held the eye of the viewer.
The Verve Arts Scholarship is an annual award given every Spring to a high school senior or current undergraduate student pursuing an arts degree at a 4-year college. Applicants should be NJ residents studying in the art of drawing, painting, photography, or graphic design.
To apply, please submit your art portfolio and an essay describing your favorite piece and its inspiration.
Please submit your art portfolio, write about your favorite piece in your portfolio, and tell us why it's your favorite.
The application deadline is Apr 21, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 15, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 15, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.