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Nicodemus Hufford Memorial Scholarship

For Graduating High School Seniors

Application Deadline: May 5, 2017 • 5 pm

Eligible Applicants
Graduating high school seniors who are residents of Martinsville or Henry County or who attend schools located in Martinsville or Henry County are eligible to apply for scholarships for study in the visual or performing arts. Each applicant must have auditioned for and been accepted into a visual or performing arts program from an accredited four-year institution.

About the Award
Named in honor of famed portrait artist Nick Hufford, this scholarship is available to eligible applicants who plan to pursue a degree in the arts. Scholarships are nonrenewable and are payable directly to educational institutions upon notification of enrollment by the recipients. Members of Piedmont Arts' Scholarship Committee determine the number and amount of yearly awards based on their evaluation of the applicant interviews, portfolios or auditions, and information contained in applications. Up to $1,000 is available to Hufford Memorial Scholarship awardees.

To Apply

Application Form: All applicants must complete the Hufford Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF) and return it to Piedmont Arts. Applications are also available at Piedmont Arts.

Letter of Acceptance: Each applicant must provide a copy of a letter of acceptance for a visual or performing arts program from an accredited four-year institution with the application or before the date of the personal interview.

Personal Statement: The applicant must submit a one-page statement of his or her goals in the arts and the specific purpose for which the scholarship will be used.

Transcripts: Applicants must submit an official high school transcript. Students who are home schooled may substitute an equivalent document submitted in college applications.

Recommendations: Each application must include two recommendations — one from a visual or performing arts teacher as appropriate and one from the student's high school counselor or principal. Students who are home schooled may substitute an equivalent recommendation submitted with college applications.

Personal Interview + Audition
Applicants will be asked to attend a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee.

The personal interview is an important part of the selection process and students are encouraged to sharpen their interviewing skills prior to meeting with the committee.

Following the interview, visual arts applicants will be asked to present no more than five examples of their artwork. Performing arts applicants will be asked to demonstrate their abilities with a performance piece of no more than five minutes in length.