J.R. Hopes Art Scholarships

James R. Hopes has established scholarships TO ENCOURAGE TALENTED ART STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL NEED TO FURTHER THEIR ART CAREERS. Winners will reflect the benefactor’s wish that students serious about a career in the arts, and who exhibit financial need, will have the resources to reach their fullest potential as artists, human beings and contributors to the greater good.

Serving as the Senior Vice President of Marketing at AOL-Time Warner through the height of the Internet boom, Mr. Hopes has a deep commitment to, and understanding of, the importance of education, the arts and the community. The J.R. Hopes scholarship website will serve as a valuable resource, inspiration and legacy for selected students. Award winners will provide an artist’s statement and grant permission to post their submission on the scholarship website.

Jim Hopes with scholarship winner

Award

Three talented students will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year. This scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, fees and any other items included in the cost of an art education.

Winners will reflect the benefactor’s wish that students serious about a career in the arts, who exhibit financial need, will have the resources to reach their fullest potential as artists, human beings and contributors to the greater good.


Requirements

  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the Art B.A./B.F.A., Digital Media B.A./B.F.A. or Photography B.S.
  • Applicant must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average
  • Preference will be given to students entering their sophomore or junior year in 2022-23
  • Students may submit only one application regardless of artistic category

Eligibility

Applicants must be majors in the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design. Applicants will be considered in the following areas: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Book Arts, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Digital/Electronic Media


Deadline

Applications are due Friday, March 4, 2022.
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Registration is currently closed.

Questions?  Contact svadscholarships@ucf.edu


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Support the Scholarship

To support the art students at UCF through the J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship program, you can make a tax-deductible contribution today by completing a simple online form. Select “J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship” in the Designation dropdown.


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