Scholarship Application Deadline Approaches
The deadline for the Arts Council of Moore County's Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship is Friday, March 8, and applications must be delivered to the Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) by 5 p.m.
Scholarship funds are available to any Moore County middle and high school student with a demonstrated talent and career interest in the arts.
Last year, $2,260 was awarded to seven students to attend such programs as the Mims Studio Youth Art Program, NC Governor's School, UNCG Summer Music Camp, Devan Ward Acting Classes, and to take private guitar lessons. The Arts Council has awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to 68 talented young people since 2000.
As a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation, the scholarship is named for the late Harry Barnes and Vaud Ancil Travis, III, two long-time and strong supporters of the Arts Council of Moore County and the arts throughout Moore County. >
Two additional funds have been created in memory of local artist Carol Lawson Rouhier to award scholarships to visual arts applicants, and in memory of actor Sara Schrock to award scholarships to theatre applicants.
"If you know any talented middle or high school students who could benefit from attending a summer music camp or taking private art or music lessons, please encourage them to apply for the Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship," says Chris Dunn, executive director of the ACMC. "If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund so that more young people can pursue the arts in the future, the scholarship fund is a convenient way to support the Arts Council."
Scholarship applications and eligibility rules are available at the Arts Council offices in the Campbell House, all Moore County middle and high schools, and on the Arts Council's website.
For additional information on the Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship, call the Arts Council at (910) 692-2787 or visit www.mooreart.org
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