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Steve Oliver
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Michael Brock
Janet Huntsberger
Terry Newitt
Elizabeth Parthemore
Irma Reinhold
Charles Rowe
Kathy Ruck 

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Student Scholarship Program

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DFVA Student Scholarship Program

Beginning in 2018, the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts is proud to partner with the nationally acclaimed Scholastic Art and Writing Award competition to discover and support the most talented student artists within Delaware. The following scholarships will be granted by DFVA award judges to selected Seniors who win gold key prizes in the Delaware Scholastic Art competition and exhibit excellence in art fundamentals: drawing and painting.

·         $2,500 – Gold Key portfolio prize in drawing or painting

·         $1,500 – open to portfolio or individual submissions in drawing and painting

·         $1,000 – open to portfolio or individual submissions drawing and painting

·         $500 – The Herman F. Reinhold Award for Representational Excellence

Through a partnership with Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), DFVA’s scholarships will be matched by this college’s scholarship fund for students who wish to attend DCAD. All scholarships will be awarded in January each year and paid to the student’s school of choice by the end of June.


 The next set of awards will be granted to students in 7-12 grade:

·         A series of lessons by Riva Brown, calligrapher and watercolorist

·         A series of lessons by E. Jean Lanyon, draftsperson and watercolorist

·         A series of lessons by Cynthia Swanson, painter

(all students are responsible for their own transportation to classes)


The DFVA scholarship and awards judges will evaluate Gold Key Scholastic winners for the following criteria in selecting our scholarship winners:

·         Compositions must be original and the unique creation of the student

·         Work should be based primarily on personal observation

·         Sources from popular media should demonstrate a clear artistic reinterpretation of the sampled image

·         The artist should demonstrate the highest technical draftsmanship and/or painting technique

·         The artist should also demonstrate a unique and imaginative point of view


For students and teachers interested in learning more about and participating in the Scholastics Art and Writing Competition, please see:


DEADLINE: Forms and Fees should be mailed in a timely manner to allow for delivery and processing by the Tuesday, January 2, 2018 deadline.