Announcing All Winners of the 2014 Jerry’s Financial Scholarship

Congrats to these Great Art Students!

After much debate and reviewing over 800 entries for the Jerry’s Artarama 2014 Empowering a Young Artist Financial Scholarship, we have finally picked our winner and runner ups. There were many great entries but there could only be one grand prize winner. Presented here, for the first time, here is the Grand Prize Winner AND Runner Ups. More information can be found on our Scholarship Page.

Grand Prize Winner

John Haverty- Winner of the $5000 Jerry’s Financial Scholarship!


“I’m a  full time airline agent working for USAirways. I primarily spend the vast majority of my time traveling the country helping out stations with our recent merger with American Airlines.

I’m also earning a master’s degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Though I work full time, I still manage to find time to write and create in my hotel rooms and airport break rooms. I’m always creating. It is my goal to move to reverse my current trend and allow art to be my full time job.

I generally create large scale paintings and drawings. Everywhere I travel, I go with a 9′ PVC pipe that stores the rolls of paper I need to work on. From there, I manage to create 6′ to 20′ creations on floors and kitchen tables. Eventually, I would like to get to a point where I can afford a studio to create rather than hotel rooms.”

John will also receive $500 in art supplies from 


 Each runner up receives a $100 prize to put toward their education and a $15 eGift Card from Jerry’s Artarama. Click the images below to expand.

Dan Tavis


Marcelo Daldoce


Issac Smith


Bryan Dick


Emilae Belo

For more information and essays from our winner and runner ups, check out our 2014 Scholarship Page to see more.


Congrats to all of our winners. Thanks to our sponsors. With the success of this year’s contest, we will be offering another scholarship in 2015!




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