Jason Stone attended Blue Springs schools and graduated from Eastern Jackson County Alternative High School in 1993. Throughout his 31 years, he was an artist and poet. Jason had a sweet smile and steadfast courage in the face of adversity. He was a curious person, and when something caught his imagination, he immersed himself in it. His kind and gentle spirit touched all who knew him. His art and poetry embody a full, complex and profound life. His family has established this scholarship as a lasting legacy to honor Jason’s extraordinary talent and to inspire future artists and poets for years to come.

New Room, by Jason Stone

The wind howls
as I paint a tornado of color,
dark shaded circles of red and purple.

Twirling and tumbling across the walls,
floor and ceiling.
My soul being warm would be the feeling.

Color and designs
Would overwhelm the viewer
as it would be a shrine
to the human spirit and its potential.

With windows comparing
and contrasting its form
a new room would be born.



Up to $1,000 per academic year.


Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment in art and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.0.


The General Application will be opened December 15 and will be due (including any additional requirements for scholarships you may be matched with) April 1.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2023. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2023 will not be considered.



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