2011-04-07 / News


Lighthouse association holds essay contest

The Beavertail Museum Lighthouse Association will offer two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are Jamestown residents and have been accepted into a school of higher learning.

The W. Craig Armington Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of one of the founders and officers of the museum association. The Beavertail Museum Lighthouse Association was founded in 1993 to preserve the historic lighthouse, maintain its museum and learn and share the history of Beavertail Lighthouse with the public.

An essay written in response to a brief history of the Beavertail Lighthouse is part of the application process. Each of the two awardees will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward college tuition, books or fees related to their courses of study.

Applications are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library or at the association’s Web site.

The deadline to submit applications is May 2.

Artists encouraged to submit CIAA application

The Conanicut Island Art Association will offer $3,000 in scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors. Eligible students must be a resident of Jamestown and graduating from a Rhode Island high school.

To be considered, students must submit four pieces of art along with a completed application and a personal statement that describes their involvement in art and plans for art in the future.

Applications and information on how to submit artwork are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library and at the art association’s Web page.

Realtors now accepting scholarship applications

The Newport County Board of Realtors will offer two $1,000 scholarships to college-bound students who live in Newport County.

The scholarship recipient is chosen on criteria based on financial need, extra-curricular activities and academic standing. Applications are available at all Newport County public high schools and at the board of realtors’ Web site.

The deadline to submit applications is April 30.

Elizabeth Stone Fund offers four scholarships

Applications are available for the Elizabeth Stone Fund Scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with the freshman year of a student at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning.

The Elizabeth Stone Fund was formed with a bequest from the estate of Jamestowner Elizabeth Stone for the purpose of establishing a scholarship fund for high school graduates; as many as four scholarships of at least $1,000 may be awarded this year.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be Jamestown residents who have been accepted at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning. Applications are available at the offices of both Jamestown schools, the guidance office at North Kingstown High School or online at the Jamestown schools’ Web site.

The deadline to submit applications is May 15.

Women’s club offers grants to graduating seniors

The Jamestown Women’s Club is now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships. These are one-time awards for expenses associated with a student’s first year at school.

Applicants must be Jamestown residents and seniors at any high school who plan to further their education.

Scholarship forms are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Forms must be completed and sent to the Jamestown Women’s Club, P.O. Box 412, Jamestown, RI 02835.

The deadline to submit applications is May 12.

Scholarships for performing arts students

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present two $1,000 awards to graduating seniors for achievement in theatre and performing arts.

The award was recently named the Patti Vandal Award. Vandal was a founding member and the music director of the theatre for nearly 20 years.

The awards will be based on essays—500 words or less—that describes the student’s involvement in theatre. Along with an essay, two letters of reference from teachers, directors or similar administrator should be submitted. The student’s experience is not required to be with the Jamestown Community Theatre. Applicants must be Jamestown residents, but may be graduating from any high school or an equivalent home school program.

The student may use the award in any way they choose and will be awarded at the student’s high school awards ceremony. The essay and references must be submitted by April 12 to Mary Wright, P.O. Box 432, Jamestown, RI 02835.

For more information, call 423-1586.

Deadline upcoming for community chorus grant

The Jamestown Community Chorus is now accepting applications for its fifth annual music award. Applicants must be at least in the sixth grade, and adults and seniors may also apply.

The award will grant up to $500 directly related to the musical development of the recipient such as vocal or instrument lessons, tuition for a music-related course or program, books and music materials, summer camp, undergraduate or graduate education or an instrument.

Application forms are available chorus’ Web page and at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Applications must be postmarked by April 9 and mailed to the Jamestown Community Chorus, P.O. Box 602, Jamestown, RI 02835.The winner and all other applicants will be notified on April 25 and the award will be presented at the chorus’ spring concert on May 8. For more information, call 847-3520.

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