Scholarship Program

About the Scholarship

Smith Mountain Arts Council hereby announces up to two $2,000 two-year college scholarships for seniors demonstrating talent in the Performing, Visual or Literary Arts who attend one of the following high schools or are home-schooled in the same HS geographic areas: Franklin County HS, Gretna HS, Staunton River HS, SML Christian Academy, or Christian Heritage Academy.  

Applications are open for all recognized academic disciplines at two or four year accredited colleges or universities, including community colleges [scholarships are not limited to Arts majors].  

Scholarships will be paid in the amount of $1,000 per year for the first two years of enrollment provided second-year payments are subject to recipients submitting to the SMAC Scholarship Committee first year transcripts showing progress satisfactory to the Committee.  Applicants may not be related to any member of the Smith Mountain Arts Council Board of Directors, incomplete applications will not be considered and scholarship amounts may be used only for tuition.

Method of Selection

Recipients will be selected by the SMAC Scholarship Committee.  Applications will be considered based on Artistic Goals & Academic Record; Artistic Activities, Awards & Honors; Other Academic Awards & Honors; High School & Community Activities and Work Experience. 

Application Requirements

Applications must be made through and endorsed by the Guidance Department/Home-School Coordinator.  Applicants must submit the following by March 31, 2017:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Copies of Artistic Work [CD, portfolio, DVD, photos or samples]
  • High School Transcript to Date
  • Three [3] Letters of Recommendation: one [1] from arts teacher, one [1] from other teacher or high school official and one [1] from a community person not related to applicant
Download the form here.


2017 scholarship checks will be sent directly to the college on receipt of a copy of the letter of acceptance, mailing address, enrollment ID and social security number.  Scholarship funds will be applied only to the student’s tuition cost for the first year of enrollment.

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