Arts Alive Inc. will offer an additional performing arts scholarship and an expanded visual arts scholarship for graduating high school seniors this year.
Several scholarships are available from the organization for local students from King William, New Kent, King and Queen and the Town of West Point, according to a news release from Arts Alive Inc.
The scholarships offered include:
» The C. Herbert Brown, Jr. Performing Arts Scholarship (two) — for graduating high school seniors who plan to major in performing arts. Now offering two scholarships, one for music (instrumental or voice) and one for performing (dance or theatre). Applicants will be evaluated by an audition, recommendations, the application and a personal statement.
Auditions will be held at 1-5 p.m. May 19 at West Point High School. If an applicant cannot attend the audition, audition tapes must be received by 5 p.m. May 3. Audition requirements can be find on the Arts Alive website under the scholarship information.
» The Andy Conklin Visual Arts Scholarship — for graduating high school seniors who plan to major in studio art. It has been expanded to include theater costume design or stage/set design. Applicants will be evaluated on an interview, the quality of the art submitted, recommendations, the application and a personal statement.
Interviews will be held from 1-5 p.m. May 19 at West Point High School.
All scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each and are merit based. Completed applications and all required information must be received by 5 p.m. May 3.
Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2019-2020 academic year as a full-time student taking 12 credit hours or more. The scholarship may not exceed the cost of education billed by the school. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational institution and must be used in the year granted.
Applications are available through area high school guidance counselors or on the Arts Alive website at artsaliveinc.org.
The scholarship recipients are eligible for the Dr. Shirley Carter Olsson Recurring Scholarship, an additional award of $500, in the second year during their college career if they continue in their major.