Medieval Mayhem Historical Arts Foundation.

Deadline for Submissions 2020:​  March 1, 2020

There we no qualifying submissions for 2019. Please read the instructions completely. If anything is unclear, please contact us.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Current US citizen and/or Navajo/Apache/Hopi tribal member
  • Reside in Navajo or Apache county Arizona, USA
  • Currently enrolled in a public, private, charter, on-line, other accredited, tribal or home school program
  • Must be at least 17 years of age, a high school senior (or equivalent) and not more than a second year (Sophomore) college student
  • May submit application upon completion of high school junior year or equivalent 
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution


Applicants may not be:

  • Children of officers or board members of Medieval Mayhem Historical Arts Foundation.
  • International students
  • Temporary residents of Navajo or Apache counties


Submission Requirements:
Submissions must be adapted to be historically applicable to Europe during medieval/Renaissance eras (500-1600 C.E.).  This means that whatever the submission, how would it have been used, produced, performed or applied during that time period? For example, a sculpture would be created from an age available medium such as marble, bronze, iron or clay and produced with as “traditional” tools or processes as one can get. As opposed to an acrylic sculpture created with a laser.  A play, poem or scientific research paper would be written about age appropriate topics such as romance, the black plague, the monarchy, the church, adventures of travelers, etc. Culinary arts would use ingredients and methods of preparation from those eras. The use of modern tools and creation methods are acceptable if the period tools and methods are unavailable, impractical or unsafe.

 
Definitions:

  •  Period referring to medieval through Renaissance eras. Specifically 500-1600 C.E.
  • STEM –Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • MMHAF – Medieval Mayhem Historical Arts Foundation, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit foundation.
  • Art – (Google) the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. (MMHAF) the expression or application of human imaginative and technical skills as they may be used to create a better world for humanity through beauty, emotional power and or STEM. 


Instructions for Application:

This application process is a little different, a little more involved but designed to be much more fun than most scholarship applications!

There are 2 steps or levels to the process.  First, applicants will complete a questionnaire and essay on the Medieval Mayhem Historical Arts Foundation web site.  This is your chance to introduce yourself and your “art”. This is where you begin to tell your story and show your passion, drive, enthusiasm and commitment.

Applicants will also submit a demonstration of their “art” in electronic form. This can be a video, power point or audio file.  Instructions for how to submit this file will be posted on the web site. 

Secondly, those applicants whose submissions stand apart will then be contacted to give a demonstration before a live panel.  This will require either a live demonstration or a narrated video demonstration of how the submission was produced, a verbal presentation of the creative process, a submission of a physical form of your “art” and answering a few questions from the panel. 

Applicants (and guardians where applicable) will be required to sign a release of use agreement granting MMHAF permission to use the applicant’s name and submission for promotional and public relations/education purposes.  All other personal information shall be kept confidential and strictly for use by MMHAF.

Award winners will be invited to attend events produced by MMHAF to help promote the scholarship program.  Participation is voluntary. 

Scholarship funds will be given directly to the winner(s).  Winners may use the funds for any need they may have in relation to obtaining their education.  Winner will not be required to provide proof or evidence of how the funds were used.

Award winners will be notified within 15 days after the panel presentation.  The winner(s) will be invited to a dinner hosted by MMHAF in their honor on the first Saturday in May.