Green Country Watercolor Society Scholarship Award
In 2008 the GCWS expanded its commitment to education and encouraging the development of emerging artists by offering a scholarship award. The scholarship is for college students at the senior or junior level, who are pursuing a Fine Art degree and have a focus in water media. Selection of the recipient is based on the merit of their art work and academic excellence. The inaugural awarding of the scholarship was in May of 2009. This year the GCWS scholarship consisted of a monetary award of $500, presentation of the artist and samples of their work on the GCWS web site, an opportunity to speak at a GCWS meeting, and an opportunity to display a painting in conjunction with the annual GCWS juried exhibition.
New Feature: Friends of GCWS Scholarship Fund
Inspired by a generous donation by a non GCWS member, we have created a new addition to the scholarship program. Anyone who would like to support a student scholarship, is invited to make a donation to the GCWS program, even if you are not a GCWS member. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the money will be awarded, in addition to the annual $500 scholarship award check, to the selected student. Additionally the names of all donors will be recognized in the scholarship application and presentation materials (unless the donor wishes to be anonymous). No amount is too small, or too large.
If you would like to donate, or to ask additional questions about the program, please contact the Scholarship Program coordinator, Dede Burgess at: firstname.lastname@example.org.