Alice Conger Patterson Scholarship Guidelines

To encourage South Carolina individuals to pursue continuing education or to develop a creative endeavor in order to enhance a career in the arts or to change career direction.

Status: Individual  Age: 35 years or older

Must have: Demonstrated interest or have a career in the arts which the scholarship would enhance. 

Resident of: SC and USA Special consideration: Originality

Award: $500 to $1,000 

Other: Emrys T-shirt and recognition on Emrys Website and Social Media.

Submissions Open: Dec. 1st Close: Feb. 1st Winner Announced: March 15th

Please submit your application on Submittable as one Word doc or pdf.

  1. Typed and no more than 2 pages (8.5 x 11)

  2. Your name, email address, phone number and birth date at top of first page.

  3. Description and duration of the project/class.

  4. Reason why it will enhance your objective.

  5. Descriptive item-by-item list of expenses and/or course information for the project.

  6. Your resumé.

  7. Two letters of reference - Instruct reference writers to email references to with the subject line: Patterson Scholarship recommendation for [your name].

  8. An example of your work.

Winners are expected to provide a 250-word blog on their experience winning the scholarship and a picture that can be used on Emrys Social Media. 

Who may not apply: An individual holding elective office or public office may not apply. A person may not apply on behalf of another.
Groups, organizations, businesses, and 501(c) (3) tax exempt entities may not apply. Emrys current Board members and members of their families may not apply.

Additional Information: Grants range from $500 to $1,000. Be advised that the IRS considers grant funds as taxable income.

Project limitations: Tuition grants will be made directly to any accredited academic institution. Grants for creative endeavors will be made to the individual artist.