Guidelines > Arts Scholarship 2016
The Howard County Arts Council is a private, non-profit organization that serves the citizens of Howard County by fostering the arts, artists, and arts organizations. In keeping with its mission, the Arts Council established a scholarship fund to provide opportunities for emerging artists to study, develop and practice their art. The goals of the Arts Scholarship Program are to:
For questions about the Scholarship Program or application, please contact the Arts Council office at 410.313.2787, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM and 5PM.
The deadline to submit your Arts Scholarship application is January 14, 2016 by 11:59PM.
There is a three-step review process:
Each applicant will be reviewed based on the following criteria as demonstrated in work samples and other application materials submitted:
Two (2) signed, sealed, and completed recommendation forms from teachers or artists who are familiar with the applicant's artistic work mailed to Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. A link to download these forms is provided within the application.
One (1) official copy of the applicant's school transcript, sealed by the school mailed to Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Student or parent/guardian must request this from the current high school.
Upload work samples that reflect applicant's best work and artistic ability. Upload no more than a total of 10 minutes of video sample, 20 digital images, or 8 pages of text, not to exceed 500MB total.
Do not submit additional materials other than what is requested.
Applicants will be notified in writing by March 3, 2016 as to the status of their application once the selection process is complete. If possible, the Arts Council will publicly recognize Scholarship recipients during the Arts Council’s annual gala, Celebration of the Arts, on March 19, 2016.
Disbursement of Funds
Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the bursar or registrar’s office of the recipient’s choice, only after the Arts Council receives verification that the applicant is enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester) in an arts-based degree program at an accredited two or four year college, university, art school or conservatory.
The Scholarship Committee is not required to award all of the scholarship monies available and reserves the right to forward any un-awarded monies to the following year’s fund.
Only complete applications will be considered. An application which is incomplete, unclear, conditional, or which contains irregularities of any kind may be rejected without evaluation.
Do not submit materials other than those required. Additional items such as hard-copy photographs, color copies, programs, articles, etc. will not be included in the review process.
All application materials must be received by January 14, 2016 by 11:59PM. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
All decisions of the Scholarship Committee and the Howard County Arts Council are final. Submission of an application constitutes an understanding and agreement of the conditions set forth in these guidelines.