2013-04-04 / News of Record


Community theater offers two $1,000 awards

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 grants 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 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. The essay and references must be submitted by April 30 to Mary Wright, P.O. Box 432, Jamestown, RI 02835.

The award will be presented at the student’s high school awards ceremony. For more information, call 741-9818.

Artists eligible for $5,000 CIAA scholarship

Conanicut Island Art Association is offering a scholarship of $5,000 to a graduating high school senior. To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Newport County. Candidates must submit photographs of a minimum of six artworks during high school. Photographs of 3-D work should be from different angles. Information on medium, size and weight must be provided for each work. Also required is a statement of 300 words or less describing the experience of creating the work and any future arts plan. Deadline is May 17. Submission should be mailed to CIAA, Wendy Crooks, 7 Hull St., Jamestown, RI 02835.

Elizabeth Stone fund will give up to four grants

Applications are now available for the Elizabeth Stone Scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with the freshman year at an accredited four-year college. As many as four scholarships of at least $1,000 may be awarded this year. To be eligible, applicants must be Jamestown residents who have been accepted to college. Applications are available at the offices of the Jamestown schools and the guidance office at North Kingstown High. Deadline for application submission is May 15.

Less than two weeks to apply for chorus award

Applications are now being accepted by the Jamestown Community Chorus for its annual music award. This year there will be two $500 grants awarded, one each for a student and adult. Applicants do not need to live in Jamestown, but must be active in the island’s music community. To be considered, applicants can play a solo instrument or be the member of a band, church choir, musical theater or community chorus. Money from the award can be used for instructional books, lessons, workshops, undergraduate education, or any other expenses related to music development. Applications are available at the library. Deadline is April 12. The grants will be presented at the community chorus’ spring concert in May. Call Agnes Filkins at 423-1464 for more information.

Carlisle Scholarship applications due April 11

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 Jamestowners with college funding. To be eligible, applicants must be graduating Jamestown residents who plan to attend college in the fall. Completed applications should be dropped off at the Lawn Avenue School, attention Beth Weibust, by April 11.

College-bound seniors eligible for JWC grant

The Jamestown Women’s Club is now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be graduating seniors from Jamestown who plan to attend college in the fall. Scholarship forms are available at the library. Completed applications should be sent to the Jamestown Women’s Club, P.O. Box 412, Jamestown, RI 02835. Deadline is May 12.

Local realtors will award two high school seniors

The Newport County Board of Realtors is offering two $1,000 scholarships for college-bound students residing in Newport County. The award is based on a combination of financial need, scholastics and extracurricular activities. Eligible students don’t have to attend a Newport County school. Applications are at all local high schools and at Newport Realtor.com. Deadline is April 25.

Lighthouse association will award scholarships

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will offer two $1,000 scholarships to Jamestown residents that are in their senior year of high school. Applications are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library or by calling Suzi Andrews at 423-1460. The scholarships have been awarded to Jamestown students attending colleges throughout the United States and Canada for the last 11 years. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 13.

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