Information and Guidelines for Professional Arts Scholarships
The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarships were developed to promote the study of fine arts by graduating high school students who intend to pursue fine arts studies in college with a goal of a degree in fine arts and a career in fine arts. Over time the program expanded to provide scholarships to individuals seeking to enhance their career in fine arts through completion of professional or graduate studies and certifications.
Applications for these professional performing and fine arts scholarships are open to previous recipients of Pavilion Partners Fine Arts high school scholarships as well as individuals who, at the time of their high school graduation, resided or attended school within the north Houston geographic boundaries set by the Scholarship Committee.
Scholarship values are determined by the availability of funds. These scholarships are not renewable; however, individuals may apply once per academic calendar year if they meet eligibility requirements.
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Applicability of Professional Performing & Fine Arts Scholarships
Pavilion Partners Professional Performing & Fine Arts Scholarships are to be used for:
- Master’s or doctoral degrees in fine arts.
- Artist Diplomas or Artist Degrees in fine arts.
- Focused, extended study in fine arts with an expert in the field. May be private or in a group.
- Certifications in fine arts (e.g., Kodaly Certification, Suzuki Certification, Orff Certification, or similar).
- Other areas of study for a graduate degree not directly in fine arts that will enable recipient to enhance their ability to progress their career in fine arts or will support attaining or enriching a position that encompasses fine arts. Examples include, but are not limited to, a Master of Education in School Leadership, a Master of Education in Educational Administration, or a Master of Business in Music Entrepreneurship.
Eligibility for Professional Performing & Fine Arts Scholarships
To be eligible to apply for, or to be awarded a Pavilion Partners professional scholarship, an applicant must:
- Have been a previous recipient of a Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship or at the time of their high school graduation resided or attended school within the geographic boundaries set by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants may have attended a public school, a private school, a homeschool, or an online school. Boundaries are the following school district attendance zones:
- Aldine ISD
- Conroe ISD
- Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
- Humble ISD
- Klein ISD
- Magnolia ISD
- Montgomery ISD
- New Caney ISD
- Splendora ISD
- Spring ISD
- Tomball ISD
- Willis ISD
Applicants who attended accredited online schools operated by school districts not listed are eligible only if they resided within the above school district boundaries at the time of their high school graduation.
- Have completed, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in fine arts or attained equivalent work experience (4 years minimum) in fine arts.
- Have been actively employed in fine arts or in work that can lead to a career in fine arts after graduation. This requirement is waived for applicants who, upon completion of their bachelor’s degree, immediately pursue advanced degrees or certifications in areas that support their ability to enhance their fine arts career.
Application Requirements for Professional Performing & Fine Arts Scholarships
Be aware that, as part of the application, the following documents and material will need to be submitted for the application to be complete and for the applicant to be considered for a scholarship:
- Current curriculum vitae that includes education and professional experience in fine arts, as well as other life and work accomplishments.
- Essay explaining reason for pursuing further education and providing details on plan and vision for how this education, certification, or study will enhance or further your fine arts career.
- Headshot photograph. Should be a tightly cropped photo of face from the shoulders up.
Evaluation Procedure and Notification of High School Senior Scholarship Recipients
- All complete applications received will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of Scholarship Committee members and select Pavilion executives. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Some applicants may be invited for a virtual interview. Those applicants will be notified of their interview time and date and provided an appropriate link.
- Some applicants may be requested to provide additional supporting material such as a portfolio or examples of their work. Those applicants will be notified of any requirements for additional material and instructed on how to upload this material to their application.
- Some applicants may be requested to provide a letter of recommendation from a knowledgeable individual who understands applicant’s detailed plan and vision for how this education, certification, or study will enhance or further applicant’s fine arts career. This letter may not be from someone who is related to the applicant. Those applicants will be notified and instructed on how to have their letter of recommendation uploaded to their application.
- Recipients of scholarships will be notified, and details will be provided on how to fund the scholarship.
- The application is confidential, for exclusive use of the Pavilion Partners Scholarship Committee. The letter of recommendation, if required, will not be returned, and becomes property of the Scholarship Committee.
- The Pavilion Partners has the right to refuse and/or retract any application or award during the judging, awarding, or post-awarding process. Refusal/retractions can be based on, but not limited to, nonfactual or incorrect information provided in the application or failure to meet any of the requirements.
- For those recipients participating in a college or university offered degree program the scholarship monies are paid directly to the college or university. Funds are not paid to individuals.
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