Art Society To Award Scholarships

The Wellington Art Society will host its annual scholarship awards presentation on Wednesday, April 11 at the Wellington Community Center. A meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation of the awards.

Seven students from Palm Beach County schools will each receive a $1,500 scholarship. One more student entering Florida Atlantic University will also receive a $1,500 scholarship, renewable at the end of the freshman year. That student must attend some of the Wellington Art Society meetings and show her art work. Each student will bring pieces of art to show at the meeting.

The scholarships are available to all graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. Students must be planning a college major in visual arts at either a two-year or four-year institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the visual arts with an overall GPA of 2.0 and complete at least three art classes. When applying, they must submit an artist statement and career goals with up to six images of their work, a letter of recommendation and a high school transcript.

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art-related expenses. Proceeds from the society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market Wellington solo art exhibitions help support the fund.