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    Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Blumenthal Arts

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 3, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $10,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a high school senior from the Charlotte (NC) region who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance, theatre, technical theatre, film, digital arts, studio arts, arts administration, arts education, etc.)? If so, consider applying for the Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $10,000 to one to two students from the Charlotte Region who submit the best ~1-page responses to the question “You have now graduated college, what is your big dream?” Applicants from the following counties are eligible to apply: Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanley, and Union in North Carolina, or Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster, or York in South Carolina. If you’re a high school senior from an eligible county and will be pursuing an arts degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Blumenthal Arts

    Bluementhal Arts aims to present the best in the performing arts and in partnership with others, share and employ the arts as a major catalyst to strengthen education, build community cohesiveness and advance economic growth. They are dedicated to enriching and improving the lives of each member of their community by offering and hosting a wide array of local live art performances and projects.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Academic Interest

    Visual & Performing Arts, Film/Video Production, Photography/Photojournalism, Music, Dance

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    North Carolina, South Carolina

    County

    Alexander County, Anson County, Cabarrus County, Catawba County, Cleveland County, Gaston County, Iredell County, Lincoln County, Mecklenburg County, Rowan County, Union County, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Lancaster County, York County

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a headshot of themselves.

    1-page essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Letter of recommendation

    FAFSA

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund winner will be announced: April 17, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Blumenthal Arts at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship Fund is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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