Deadline to Enter May 13th!


If you dream of being a trailblazer in the field of visual communication, the DSVC Foundation offers scholarships to help you navigate your first-year college expenses. So, pack up your best ideas and get going before the sun sets on this opportunity. Just follow your creative compass, and we’ll help clear the path.


Visual Communication, in general, is misunderstood and many people within the visual arts “stumbled” into it after forming an interest in fine arts. Parents may discourage talented students from continuing in this direction because they are unfamiliar with the many career possibilities. Through scholarships, the DSVC Foundation seeks to help assist these high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in the visual communication by providing aid to help ease the first year financial college burden.


This year there are 3 primary scholarships awarded. Judges will determine the scholarship amounts based on the quality of work and need. Scholarships typically range between $4,000-$5,000 total. 


D.C. Stipp Memorial Scholarship
The Chris Rovillo Memorial Scholarship
Paul Jerde Inspiration Scholarship


These scholarships are funded through donations at the Dream Drive Golf Tournament held each Spring in partnership with the DSVC and the Dream Fund.


For full details, Download the 23nd Annual DSVC Foundations Scholarships Info Package


The D.C. Stipp Memorial Scholarship, Chris Rovello Memorial Scholarship, and Paul Jerde Inspiration Scholarship are awarded to graduating senior students in area high schools. To qualify the student must meet all of the following criteria: 


Full-time student enrolled in a DFW Metroplex high school for the entire year 
Planning to major or minor in the visual arts field 
Maintain a minimum of a B or equivalent grade point average 
Provide 5-7 samples of student’s artwork
Scholarship recipients may attend a university, community college, design school or an accredited art school. The payment of the awarded scholarship will then be made directly to the school in the student’s name.


Digital Entry instructions:

1. Save all files into a folder using the following naming convention LastName_FirstName

2. Upload folder to

3. Once the folder has been uploaded, send an email to to confirm your entry.