The Wellington Art Society hosted its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 11 at the Wellington Community Center.
The presentations are the highlight of the Wellington Art Society’s year.
The seven students from Palm Beach County schools each receiving a $1,500 scholarship are: Kendall Harrow, the Benjamin School; Bailey Maher, Wellington High School; Jimmy Zhu, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts; Alisa Moldavskaya, St. Andrew’s School; Shalin Berman, American Heritage School; Yuxuan Zheng, St. Andrew’s School; and Jingyi Ling, the Benjamin School.
Buu Truong, a student at Florida Atlantic University, also received a $1,500 scholarship, renewable at the end of the year. Truong must attend some of the Wellington Art Society’s meetings, attend art society functions and show recent art work at the meetings.
Each student brought pieces of their art to show at the meeting. The winners have all been accepted at prestigious universities and art schools.
The students’ parents and teachers were in attendance for the presentation.
The scholarships are available to 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.
The judging is based not only on their artwork, but on their academic achievements, career goals, volunteer hours, an artist statement and a faculty recommendation.
The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided 85 talented young artists to date with funds for their art-related expenses.
Proceeds from the art society’s exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market Wellington solo art exhibitions help support the fund.
For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.