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ArtShare Scholarship Guidelines

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2020 ArtShare Scholarship

The ArtShare Scholarship supports the development of outstanding high school students who excel in the arts and who plan to pursue educational programs leading to a career in the arts. This includes, but is not limited to, Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Design, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Veridian Credit Union will award one $2,000 scholarship.


  1. The ArtShare Scholarship is open to any high school student classified as a senior, with a projected graduation date of 2020 and planning to attend an accredited undergraduate or vocational program.
  2. Applicants must have an account established in their own name and be a member in good standing at Veridian Credit Union.
  3. Veridian Credit Union staff, directors and their immediate relatives are not eligible.

Application Process

Applicants must complete the official entry form, and supply each essay as a PDF attachment. In addition, type your name and date after reading the agreement.

All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 12, 2020.

Entry Requirements

Please read carefully. All applications are reviewed prior to judging, and those that do not adhere to the rules are not judged.

Scholarship Essay:

  1. Write an essay of approximately 500 words on the following topic:
    Name a person that has inspired you as an artist and explain why.
  2. The essay must be typed or computer printed, double-spaced on white 8 ½ x 11-inch paper. The essay must be your original work. Submit your document as a pdf document.

Personal Essay:

  1. Write a one-page essay describing what you perceive to be your future in the arts.
  2. The essay must be typed or computer printed, double-spaced on white 8 ½ x 11-inch paper. The essay must be your original work. Submit your document as a pdf document.


  1. Judging will be conducted by a panel of judges selected from Veridian Credit Union employees.
  2. Judges will base their scores for the scholarship essay on originality, clarity, meaningful content, an accurate presentation of facts, spelling, neatness and grammar/punctuation. Applicants will also be judged on adherence to scholarship rules.
  3. Veridian's Internal Auditor will tabulate the results and will declare the winner. All decisions of the credit union are final. Winner will be announced in June 2020.
  4. All scholarship entries become the exclusive property of Veridian Credit Union and will not be returned.

Administrative/Award Guidelines

  1. Winner must begin studies within one year of graduation or may be required to forfeit the award in the absence of extenuating circumstances.
  2. Winner must be enrolled as a full-time student at any vocational, trade, 2-year or 4-year college approved for the Guaranteed Student Loan Program.
  3. Scholarship funds will be forwarded when written verification is received from the college registrar where the student is enrolled. At that time, the winner's check will be made payable to both the winner and the college and mailed to the winner.
  4. Funds can be used for tuition, room and board, and book and educational supply expenses.

Authority of Veridian Credit Union

Veridian Credit Union has the ultimate authority to amend any of the above rules to ensure fairness in the award of the scholarships. Any questions regarding the scholarship and application process can be submitted to events@veridiancu.org.

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