Visual Communication, in general, is misunderstood and many people within the visual arts “stumbled” into it after forming an interest in fine arts. It can be a cold topic when talented students float the idea of studying visual arts in college. Parents may discourage or even freeze 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 arts by providing aid to help chill the first year financial college burden. Through scholarships, the DSVC Foundation provides aid to high school senior students who would like to take the next step to a visual arts career. There are 3 primary scholarships awarded. The D.C. Stipp Memorial Scholarship is presented to the top candidate. The Chris Rovillo Memorial Scholarship and Paul Jerde Inspiration scholarship is awarded to the runners up. There are often additional scholarships awarded to students who additionally show potential and need. Scholarship criteria and application are attached for teachers to photocopy and distribute to their students.
There are 3 primary scholarships awarded. Judges will determine the scholarship amounts based on the quality of work and need. Scholarships typically range between $5,000-$6,500 total.
D.C. Stipp Memorial Scholarship – Top Portfolio
The Chris Rovillo Memorial Scholarship – 2nd Portfolio
Paul Jerde Inspiration Scholarship – 3rd Portfolio
There are often additional scholarships awarded to students who may also show potential and need.
For full details, download the 20th Annual DSVC Foundation Scholarship 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 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.
For questions, please contact Josh Ege at: email@example.com
Please mail the above materials in a standard 9” x 12” envelope to the following address:
2019 DSVC Foundation Scholarships
c/o Joshua Ege
400 N. Saint Paul St., Suite 715
Dallas, TX 75201