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Palos Fine Arts Scholarships 2016

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Palos Fine Arts was founded in 1984 to stimulate, promote and present the arts in the Palos area. By recognizing the importance of the arts in everyone’s life, it was natural to establish a scholarship program. Palos Fine Arts has been awarding scholarships since 1991. What better way to stimulate the arts than to support young artists or educators as they pursue knowledge in their chosen art form.

Palos Fine Arts is offering scholarships in the following categories for the 2016 season. These scholarships are offered to high school students in their JUNIOR or SENIOR year and must be in music, visual arts, theater, creative writing or dance.

Scholarship Categories
* Palos Fine Art Scholarship
* Donna O’Brien Memorial Scholarship
* Cathy Holmes Weigel Founder’s Scholarship

Area of Interest should include one of the following:
* Theater
* Music
* Visual Arts
* Creative Writing
* Dance

*PALOS FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS (three $800.00 scholarships will be awarded)
*DONNA O’BRIEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (one $800.00 scholarship will be awarded)
*CATHY HOLMES WEIGEL FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP (one $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded}

* Applicant must be a Junior or Senior in high school, residing within the boundaries of High School Districts 230 or 218
*Applicant must attend Stagg, Sandburg, Andrew, Shepard, SW Christian, Marist, Brother Rice, McCauly, Providence, or may be home schooled
*Scholarship is to be used to further his or her education in the arts



Applications must be postmarked no later than April 8, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be processed.For more information call 448-0425,

The application should consist of an essay of 1000 words or less including the following:

• WHO you are---a brief history
• WHAT are your goals for this educational experience
• WHEN will the class or workshop be held
• WHERE will the class or workshop be held
• WHY are you motivated to attend the class or workshop
• AREA OF INTEREST: Creative Writing, Dance, Music Theater. Visual Arts

The application MUST include evidence of applicant’s art material in the form of a CD, tape, slides, audio or manuscript to be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Materials will not be returned.

The application must also include a short statement regarding the student’s talent, work ethic, or future academic plans from the department head, instructor or guidance counselor.

The application and release form must be completed.

Application materials must be sent to:

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