JMArts Scholars 2019 applications now being accepted

SILER CITY, N.C. — Applications for 2019 JMArts Scholars are now being accepted on a rolling basis through April 1 for students interested in intensive study this summer in the arts.

Current JM freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for scholarships allowing them to study the arts this summer. Most attend weeklong, residential workshops offered on university campuses, though other arts educational offerings are considered as well.

Since being launched in 2012, the JMArts Scholars program has awarded 54 scholarships to 36 students who develop their talent, explore artistic options before making their college decisions and bring what they learn back to share with other JM students.

Scholarships are funded by individual contributions to the foundation, community fundraisers and ticket sales for the fall musical and major concerts during the academic year. Additional financial contributions to fund summer scholarships are now being accepted on the JMArts website, Facebook page and through the mail.

Here are last year’s JMArts Scholars and where they studied:

  • Corrine Collison, ECU Summer Choir Camp

  • David Gonzalez Hernandez, ECU Summer Band Camp (Concert Track)

  • Aaron Partin, ECU Summer Band Camp (Concert Track)

  • Jennifer Trejo Benitez, UNC Music Workshop

  • Jackie Vasquez, UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive

  • Samantha Zarate, ECU Summer Choir Camp

  • Jose Zendejas, ECU Summer Band Camp (Jazz Track)

Students must complete the 2019 JMArts Scholars application online no later than April 1, but are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, since some decisions will be made earlier than the deadline, allowing students to secure spots in some of the high-demand workshops. A list of some workshops statewide is available from the JMArts Scholars application.

More information about the program — including a list of all JMArts Scholars since 2012 — is available online at

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2018 JMArts Scholars

2018 JMArts Scholars