We are proud to announce, in support of one of the Marblehead Festival of Arts’ major purposes, a new college scholarship for seniors attending the Marblehead High School interested in studying art. It is called the Warwick Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from the Warwick Foundation. The Marblehead Festival of Arts now offers three scholarships, the MFoA Senior Scholarship, the Warwick Foundation Scholarship and the Bloom Student Scholarship.The Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for all three.
The MFoA Senior and Warwick Foundation scholarships are $3,000 awards presented to deserving high school seniors pursuing higher education in visual or performing arts, crafts, music or film production. The objective in awarding these scholarships is to encourage the graduating seniors interested in pursuing the arts professionally to acquire sound academic grounding in his or her field of choice.
The Festival Scholarship Committee co-chairs Janet and Ron Lamkin along with committee members Herb Goldberg, Mike Evers, Steve Lickwar and Anthony Silva define the criteria in selecting a winning candidate as follows: financial need, general academic excellence, art achievements, arts-related and other activities both within school as well as the community, honors and special citations received, and a student’s intended vocation.
Further information about the Senior Scholarship applications are available at Marblehead High School. For online info, click here. Any questions not answered by the website can be addressed by emailing questions to artscholarship@MarbleheadFestival.org. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 14.
The winner of the 2016 Art Scholarship was Victoria (Tory) Gilligan, now a student at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford. The 2016 Bloom Scholarship was won by Andrew Schrader.
The Festival also offers the $500 Milton Bloom Student Art Scholarship sponsored by the Bloom family in memory of Milton Bloom a lifelong supporter of the arts. This award is open to students in grades 7 through 11 who reside or attend school in Marblehead. Selection is based on artistic talent, accomplishments and motivation. Information and applications are available at the Marblehead schools and on the Festival’s website.