Wellington Art Society Offers Art Scholarships

The Wellington Art Society is now accepting applications for its one-time $500 to $1,000 college art scholarships for graduating seniors who live in and attend high school in Palm Beach County.

The scholarship is available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a two- or four-year institution. Requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

• Students must reside in and attend high school in Palm Beach County.

• Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0.

• Three art classes in high school must have been completed.

• An artist’s statement and career goal must be submitted along with seven to 10 photographs for viewing, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and the transcript of the student.

Applications may be obtained from school art teachers or from the Wellington Art Society by contacting Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net.

The application package for the scholarship is due April 12 and should be sent to the Wellington Art Society, P.O. Box 212943, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421-2943.

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship, established in 2001, has provided 25 talented young artists with funds for their art-related expenses such as art/photographic supplies and books or tuition for visual art classes.

Proceeds from the Wellington Art Society’s annual art exhibitions and sales, such as ArtFest on the Green and Whole Foods Market art shows, support the scholarship fund and its other programs.

For more information about the scholarship program, e-mail Redmond. To learn more about the Wellington Art Society, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org, www.wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call President Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 791-3676.

The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. Membership forms are available at meetings if you would like to become a member.