J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship

J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship

J.R. Hopes
Art Scholarship

James R. Hopes has established scholarships to encourage talented art students with financial need to further their art careers


One talented student will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year.

This scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, fees and any other items included in the cost of an art education.

Winners will reflect the benefactor's wish that students serious about a career in the arts, who exhibit financial need, will have the resources to reach their fullest potential as artists, human beings and contributors to the greater good.


Applicants must be majors in the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design. Applicants will be considered in the following areas:

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Book Arts, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Digital/Electronic Media


  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the Art B.A./B.F.A., Digital Media B.A./B.F.A. or Photography B.S.
  • Applicant must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average
  • Preference will be given to students entering their sophomore or junior year in 2021-22
  • Students may submit only one application regardless of artistic category


Applications are currently closed.

2021-22 Winners

Ceramics by Vito Angelo Silecchia

Vito Angelo Silecchia


"Cultures, legacies, heirlooms and traditions permeate my mind and reasons for making art. Clay presents the perfect medium for my intentions and gives me breath to add my voice to the symphony of history."

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Sculpture by Sierra Fuentes

Sierra Fuentes


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Digital by Emily Harnett

Emily Harnett


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Painting by Eileen Zelaya

Eileen Zelaya


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