2012-04-05 / News

SCHOLARSHIPS

Jamestown

Community Chorus

Applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Jamestown Community Chorus Music Award. The $500 award is given each year to further the recipient’s music education and promote the growth of music in Jamestown.

The grant is available for applicants in sixth grade and above. This may include members of a band or ensemble, performers in a school or community musical theater, singers in a church choir, school or community chorus, and those who play a solo instrument.

Applications are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library or online at JamestownRI.com/ Chorus. The deadline is April 6. For more information, call May Morris at 207-0771.

Newport County

Board of Realtors

The Newport County Board of Realtors has begun accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. Recipients will be chosen by financial need, academic criteria and extracurricular activities.

Applications are at the guidance offices of each Newport County high school and are also available online at NewportRealtor.com. April 23 is the deadline to submit applications.

Conanicut Island

Art Association

The Conanicut Island Art Association is making $3,000 available in scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors. Only Jamestown residents who are graduating from a Rhode Island high school are eligible.

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

Two-dimensional art pieces should be submitted on a CD along with the completed application and personal statement to Wendy Crooks, 7 Hull St., Jamestown, RI 02835. To submit 3-D artwork, call Crooks at 423-0993 before May 11 to schedule a dropoff date.

Applications are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library or at JamestownRI.com/CIAA.

Jamestown

Women’s Club

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 graduating seniors who are planning to further their education.

Scholarship forms are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Completed applications should be sent to the Jamestown Women’s Club, P.O. Box 412, Jamestown, RI 02835 by May 12.

For more information, call 423- 2057.

Leigha Carlisle

Scholarship

Applications for the Leigha Carlisle Scholarship are available at the North Kingstown High School guidance office. Leigha’s father, Clayton, established the scholarship in her memory and it has provided many Jamestown seniors with funding to assist them in their pursuit of higher learning.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be Jamestown residents who are completing their senior year in high school and wish to further their education.

Completed applications should be dropped off at the Lawn Avenue School by April 25.

Elizabeth

Stone Fund

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

This year as many as four scholarships of at least $1,000 may be awarded. 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 the Jamestown schools, the guidance office at North Kingstown High School, or online at JamestownRI.com/School. Deadline to submit applications is May 15.

Jamestown

Community Theatre

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present up to 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 describe the student’s involvement in theatre. Along with an essay, two letters of reference from teachers, directors or similar administrators 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 26 to Mary Wright, P.O. Box 432, Jamestown, RI 02835.

For more information, please call 741-9818.

Beavertail Lighthouse

Museum Association

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association is pleased to announce the availability of two $1000 scholarships for Jamestown graduating seniors planning on attending a postsecondary institution. Applications are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library and can be downloaded BeavertailLight.org.

The scholarships have been available for the last 11 years and have assisted Jamestown students attending colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

Awards are based on academic achievement, community service, references and facility at writing an 800- to 1000-word essay in response to a prompt provided in the application material.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than May 14.

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