Community Arts


IVAF Community Arts Scholarship

SASD Senior Award $250

The Indian Valley Arts Foundation has started a new program, the IVAF Community Arts Scholarship. The initiative was spearheaded by Marian Eide, a retired nurse, elementary school teacher and long-time member of the IVAF board who has spent much of her life advocating for the arts.


The Foundation will award a $250 scholarship to a Souderton Area High School senior who is passionate about creative writing, poetry, and/or the visual arts and has completed the submission form including 1 or more projects that showcase their creative work.

Deadline - Friday, April 1, 2022

CRITERIA:  Student who has a passion for creative writing, poetry, and/or visual arts Senior currently attending Souderton Area High School.

Complete the Submission form below including one to three examples of work that you have created during your time at SASD

2021 Award Winner

Francine Ferlick

I am currently a senior at Souderton Area High school, and throughout my high school career I gravitated to taking art and technology based classes. I have a passion for art and I lose track of time, hunger, and thirst when I am creating!


From when I was very young, I enjoyed creating little projects with my hands. This eventually grew to a much bigger passion, where I hope to pursue a creative career.


I am also very skilled with technology so I found a career path that I believe would suit me, which is called User-Experience Design. This job applies both creativity with logic and problem solving, where you are able to design the customers experience on apps and websites. The idea of this job sounds so fun yet also challenging which will help me develop as a worker. It is also a very collaborative job which I believe I am suited for as an extrovert and a people-person. I believe that technology is ever growing and there will always be a need for designers in this field.


Creativity is in my blood and I know that I am destined to use my talent throughout my future career because it makes me happy!