TJ Arts’ board with artist Dennis Stocke, 2019

The TJ Arts Scholarship was created in 2012 to honor each year a graduating senior from Thomas Jefferson High School who intends to major in the creative or performing arts in college. TJ Arts awards a $1,000 scholarship to the most promising senior majoring in an arts discipline, including but not limited to theater, instrumental music, vocal music, dance, creative writing, visual art, film and video production, arts management, and arts education. Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled in an eligible educational institution in pursuit of further education in their chosen artistic discipline. The winner of this scholarship is selected by an unbiased committee of teachers, artists, and representatives of TJ Arts.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Student must be a senior in WJHSD graduating during the current school year.
  2. Student must be majoring in an arts discipline, including but not limited to theater, instrumental music, vocal music, dance, creative writing, visual art, film and video production, arts management, and arts education at the collegiate level.
  3. Student must plan to enroll in an eligible educational institution and intend to major in one of the creative or performing arts. This must be verified by his/her guidance counselor.
  4. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 verified by his/her guidance counselor. If extenuating circumstances warrant further consideration, please include an explanation.

To apply for this scholarship, click here.