Hola! I’m Valeria del Carmen and I’ll be attending Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University - New Brunswick for Visual Arts. I came to this country from Venezuela 4 years ago and started in art in my junior year at Hoboken High School after the pandemic. Therefore I don’t have a lot of experience but I love art in any of its expressions. I love painting and it’s what I’m going to specialize in but I also do performing arts outside my school, photography on my own and occasionally writing. As I wrote in my college essay I heard Ethan Hawke say “And all of the sudden you're desperate to make sense out of this life… Did anybody feel like this before? What is happening to me? And that's when art is not a luxury it's actually sustenance. We need it”. And it just made so much sense that I’ll be stuck with it from now on.
Bea Mariz Amon:
I will be attending Rutgers– New Brunswick for the School of Nursing. Over the course of my high school career, I participated in many extracurriculars- such as the Visual Arts Program at Snyder High School, Hudson County Youth Learning Committee for Mental Health, Infinity Institute’s Phoenix Fellows Leadership Program, and the School of Visual Arts Interior Design Program. I donated to various organizations such as the Hope House Donations and St. Al’s church for their seasonal food and clothing drives. In my freshman year, I was awarded the Anthony S. Guadadiello scholarship for my merit and artistic achievements. This year, I was awarded full scholarships at St. Peter’s University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and St. Joseph’s University. I was also awarded many generous scholarships by Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, Thomas Jefferson University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Kean University, and Alfred State University.
○ Artistic Activities in High School that you were involved in.
National Art Honor Society
AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, Honors Art
○ Artistic Recognitions and Honors.
National Art Honor Society, Gold Key Scholastic Art Regional
○ College you plan on attending and the full scholarship you received.
I plan to go to School of Visual Arts.
○ Area of Art you intend on studying.
BFA Comics: anything to do with the comic book industry, cartooning, and storytelling.
○ Career in Art you would like to pursue.
I would like to be a Comic book illustrator and a storyboard artist that dabbles in character design and world building.
Artist activities in high school that you were involved in: Honors Art, AP Drawing JCARTS Mentoring, National Art Honor Society
College you plan on attending and the full scholarship you received: NJCU-6,000
All colleges you were accepted to and the scholarship amounts offered: Just NJCU-6,000
Are of art you intend on studying: Undecided
Career in Art you would like to pursue: Unsure, Art History
○ Artistic Activities in High School that you were involved in:
Scholastic Art & Writing, JCARTS Mentoring, National Art Honor Society, Honors Art ATC II, AP 2D Design and AP Drawing
○ Artistic Recognitions and Honors:
One honorable mention, one silver key, and two gold keys from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
○ College you plan on attending and the full scholarship you received: Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers New Brunswick
○ Area of Art you intend on studying:
Visual Arts - Painting
○ Career in Art you would like to pursue:
Artistic activities I was involved in JCARTS are animation, writing, sewing, crochet, watercolor, guaouch, acrylic painting and graphite. National Art Honor Society, Honors Art ATC I and II.
Scholastic Art and Writing Honorable Mention.
College I planned to go to is HCCC.
I intend to study animation, crochet and acrylic painting.
I would like to be an animator on youtube. (professional)
Shreya is a senior in the JCArts Program. I am a mixed media artist, aspiring designer/engineer. I will be attending Stevens Institute of Technology as an Accelerated Masters Student, with a discipline in engineering and visual arts technology. I love to create things by hand and create different types of designs. I love to thrift, read books/manga, and embroidery as my hobbies.
My name is Alwyna Andrade, and I will be majoring in Illustration at SVA this upcoming fall of 2023. I’m a senior at Innovation High School in Jersey City and attend JCARTS. I was born in the Philippines then migrated to the US when I was only 5 years old. I love to paint and illustrate.
○ Artistic Activities in High School