ART Changes Lives Scholarship Winner: Artemisio Romero y Carver

Arte will receive $9500 towards tuition and fees distributed over four years of study. 

Excerpt for Artemisio Romero y Carver’s scholarship essay on how art changes lives:

Art was and is my means of creating, in the wake of division, violence, and bigotry, an intact sense of myself. In my art, I’ve been able to reclaim cultural images, heal my generational traumas, and assert a new version of myself, outside of stereotypes and fears.

Arte, class of ‘21 New Mexico School for the Arts, will attend Washington University of St. Louis this fall.


A.Romero y Carver's APlaceAtTheTable

A. Romero y Carver’s A Place At The Table



ART Changes Lives Scholarship Runner-up: Jeanie VoJeanie Vo Runner-up Del Norte High SchoolABQ $850 towards UNM tuition

Jeanie will receive $850 towards tuition and fees.

Excerpt for Jeanie Vo’s scholarship essay on how Art Changes Lives:

To create art is to look deep into yourself and pour your full concentration into creating, which in term builds you.

Jeanie, Class of ‘21 Del Norte High School, ABQ, will attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque this fall.

Jeanie Vo's crish

Jeanie Vo’s crish



The Art Changes Lives Scholarship provides $5,000 for the first year and $1,500 for each subsequent year up to three years. This is a multi-year scholarship. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester/quarter. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and submit an annual copy of current academic transcripts to ARTsmart in order to continue receiving scholarship funds. The funds will be given directly to the college/university in the winning student’s name. The recipient must provide ARTsmart with her, his, or their student ID number and contact name and address of the admissions department of the student’s chosen college or university.

See previous Art Changes Lives Scholarship winners here.