Stella and John Jones Gallery Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to honor the life and works of artist John Scott, a former Xavier University professor. John Scott was one of those rare artistic spirits who let the "sidewalks of New Orleans" speak to his soul and imagination. Through his singular art, he has left us a visual and artistic legacy that will inspire us for generations. Scott studied art at Michigan State University and Xavier University of New Orleans, where he later taught art for over 40 years.
Student applying for this program must be African-American and currently enrolled full-time at Southern University of New Orleans, Xavier University of LA or Dillard University. Students in Art related majors are highly encouraged to apply.
For full award consideration for the 2017-2018 academic year, students must complete the online application along with two to three page essay (double spaced) and a current transcript. Applicants must also invite one reference to submit a recommendation online.
Students selected for this scholarship will be asked to bring their art work or portfolio to UNCF New Orleans Office.
Please contact Lottie Evans if you have any questions.