What is this scholarship for?
Mary Olive Eddy Jones is a much-loved nationally recognized artist from Fairmont, West Virginia. Mrs. Jones was a kindergarten teacher in Fairmont for over 30 years. Mrs. Jones loved teaching and always enjoyed teaching art to her students. She has created many different types of artwork over her lifetime including Scherenschnitte Paper Cuttings and watercolor paintings. In honor of her talent and artwork, the Mollohan Foundation will offer a $1,000 art scholarship to West Virginia college students.
What are the requirements?
Applicant must be a West Virginia high school graduate. Applicant must be an upcoming college sophomore or junior who is pursuing an art degree at a West Virginia college or university.
What will I receive if I am awarded this scholarship?
Recipients of the Mary Olive Eddy Jones Art Scholarship will receive an initial $1,000 scholarship that will be made payable directly to the student’s college in the 2016 Fall Semester. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible to apply for a student loan that could be partially or fully forgiven if the student decides to work in West Virginia for a specific numbers of years after college graduation. Scholarship recipients will be notified if they are eligible for loan opportunities.
How can I apply?
Apply by downloading the link at the bottom of the page, printing the form, filling out the information, and mailing it into our office: 1000 Technology Drive, Suite 2000, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Students applying must also:
- Mail in a typed resume.
- Mail in a Letter of Intent that describes your career interest in art and why you should receive this award, as well as any experiences you have had, and/or any influences on your decision.
- Mail in at least ten examples of your artwork. Art can be printed in a word document and mailed in with your application.
- Mail in official transcript(s) from all schools – high schools and colleges – attended. Transcript(s) must include SAT or ACT scores, and must be sent in an envelope with an official seal or the guidance counselor/registrar’s signature written across the seal of the envelope.
- Mail in two evaluation forms. One evaluation form must be from a teacher. Printable evaluation forms may be found on the Scholarship homepage. Both evaluation forms must be in separate envelopes with the recommender’s signature written across the seal of the envelope.
How will I know if I received the scholarship?
You will get a letter in the mail confirming whether you have or have not received the scholarship before the end of the 2016 Spring Semester.