Scholarship available

Region - posted Jan, 27 2014

REGION - The Manchester Art Association is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship. An award of $1,000 will go to a graduating high school student who plans to pursue a degree in the visual arts. The area of studies include, but are not limited to photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, art education, set design or film making. To be eligible a student must be accepted at a four-year accredited college for the fall 2014 academic year. They must be a Connecticut resident and attend school in one of the following towns: Manchester, South Windsor, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Bolton, Coventry or Hebron. Students need to submit an essay, brief portfolio, transcripts and letters of recommendations along with the application. Applications may be obtained online at or from the student's school guidance office or art teacher. Applications must be postmarked by April 11. Decision letters will be mailed by May 31. Last year's scholarship winner was Megan Oliphant from Coventry High School. Oliphant is currently a student at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is studying photojournalism.

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