The Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship (MDFAS) benefits selected graduating seniors within the Charlotte region who demonstrate above-average ability and great interest in one or more areas fine arts. To be eligible, applicants must: be pursuing an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline (e.g. music, dance, theatre, technical theatre, film, digital arts, studio arts, arts administration, arts education, etc.); demonstrate financial need; and reside in select North or South Carolina counties.
Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university and are designated for tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans, required fees, books, and supplies. Scholarships are not to be used for off-campus housing, off-campus meals, or any other purpose. Scholarships are awarded for one year but may be renewed for up to three years of undergraduate study provided funds are available and recipients continue to enroll full-time each term as students in good academic and behavioral standing.