Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Competition
The Archibald Rutledge Scholarship is a one-time $4,000 award that encourages and recognizes academic and artistic excellence. Students compete for scholarships in:
- Creative writing: The entry could be an original sonnet, lyric, or narrative poem not to exceed one page in length
- Drama: An entry could be an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of twenty to forty-five minutes
- Music: An entry could be an original composition of three to five minutes for solo or small ensemble (recommended no more than five parts), vocal, or instrumental in any appropriate style
- Theatre: An entry is defined as an original short, one-act play with a performing time of 10 to 15minutes, originated by the applicant
- Visual Arts: An entry must be a completed rendered original visual composition
Twelfth-grade students enrolled in a South Carolina public school and planning to attend a state college or university are eligible to participate in the scholarship competition. Students will be allowed to compete in one area only; jointly produced compositions are not eligible. Students receiving the scholarships must be United States citizens who have attended the state's public schools for the past two consecutive years. High school student enrollment determines the number of entries a school can enter in each discipline area. Finalists will be invited to participate and must attend the scholarship competition.
For more information, contact R. Scot Hockman or your high school guidance counselor.