Annual Scholarships

Since 2015, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council has offered four $500 scholarships, each year, to graduating seniors of Hopewell Valley Central High School. These scholarships are a critical part of our mission in encouraging creativity in the Hopewell Valley community and fostering a lifelong participation in the arts.

Our Scholarship Winners

For more about winners, please see our blog posts:

Eligibility and Application Process for Scholarships

  • HV Arts Council scholarships are awarded to four graduating seniors of Hopewell Valley Central High School illustrate an intent to:
    • Further their education at a 4-year college, 2-year college, or professional school; and
    • Continue to study any aspect of the arts, such as fine arts, performing arts, culinary arts, literary arts, or other forms of creative expression.
  • Students applying for this scholarship must:
    • Demonstrate substantial talent and deep interest in their selected area of study but do not need have received recognition or awards.
    • Indicate their intended major or area of further study: and
    • Provide a brief (one or two paragraph) essay or other artistic representation in response to the following: Recognizing the value of creativity and expression in all of our lives, the mission of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council is to celebrate art in the everyday.  Describe (or show) how the arts have enriched your life and/or your vision for the future. 
  • The essay must be submitted separately with a copy of the HVCHS Local Scholarship Application attached to the front.
  • When the scholarship application period is open, it will be available through the “Local Scholarship” application process of the HVCHS Counseling Services Office.
  • Please be mindful of dates set by the Counseling Services Office. Those are set independent of the HV Arts Council and must be adhered to.

    2018 Scholarship Winners 2018: Christopher Nadar, Maximillion Donaldson, Taylor Rae Carter, and Emmie Collins