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2018 Scholarship Application (online)

Please note the deadline for application is May 15, 2018, and auditions will be scheduled after receipt of application.

The Denison Arts Council (DAC) is “Dedicated to the promotion, development, and support of the visual, musical, physical, and literary arts in the North Texas area in order to serve the needs of all citizens through participation, exposure, and educational opportunities.” The DAC is the committed to the preservation, promotion, and encouragement of all forms of art in Denison and North Texas. The DAC has many magnificent art focused events including an outstanding display of puppetry, visual art, music and dance at our annual Dia de Muertos festival and parade. The DAC is a proud sponsor of the annual Music on Main concert series held in Downtown Denison, as well as a collaborator with the Texoma Film Club to bring free artistically themed films to Grayson County. The community’s passion for the preservation of Denison’s historical artifacts, as well as the promotion of local art, can be found within the beautiful galleries and shops throughout Denison and North Texas. The DAC’s mission to foster arts and culture in North Texas is the motivation for the Emerging Artist Scholarships. The DAC wants to pro-actively support and encourage high school seniors interested in taking their artistic skills in visual arts, music, theatre, writing and dance to the collegiate level by offering ten (10) $1,000 scholarships.

-Must be a resident of Grayson County and a senior at a Grayson County high school.
-Must be a citizen, national or resident of the U.S.
-Must be accepted into an accredited program for the upcoming academic calendar year where applicant plans to be a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion design, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, etc.)
-Must provide a sample of artist talent upon request.
-Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Family members of Board members are ineligible.

In addition to the application, Applicant must submit the following materials to

Two samples of original artwork or one performance piece by digital image or video as appropriate
Two or more letters of recommendation which may be submitted by individuals outside of your school
A current copy of high school transcript including any college level courses
A one-page typed letter on why you seek a career in your field of art interest and what you hope to accomplish.
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Weighted GPA *
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Colleges to which you have applied and date of acceptance *
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Other Scholarships awarded and pending and amount of each *
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