Martha’s Vineyard Museum announces that applications for the 2022 Whale of an Idea Scholarship are now available online at The program is a business start-up pitch competition for aspiring entrepreneurs age 23 or younger.

The scholarship is offered to all high school seniors and college students and provides financial assistance to cover a portion of college tuition costs or fulfill a students’ entrepreneurial idea. Applicants must be Island residents or have parents or grandparents who are taxpayers on Martha’s Vineyard.

Funding is provided by Craig T. and Diane E. Welburn, seasonal homeowners in Oak Bluffs who, with their children, run Welburn Management. In addition to this scholarship, the Welburn family created the Craig T. and Diane E. Welburn Wall of Opportunity at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The wall represents the remarkable diversity of Island entrepreneurs.

All applications must be delivered to the museum or postmarked by June 15.