Applications are now being accepted for the eighth annual Jamestown Community Chorus music award, a $500 grant to further a recipient’s musical education. Applicants must be at least 12 years old and active in the Jamestown music community. Adults are encouraged to apply. Candidates must submit an essay that includes their musical background, how they plan to use the award, and how the award will further their musical interests. Application details are available at JamestownChorus.com. Call Ann Gillespie at 835-1829 with any questions. Deadline is April 11.
Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport will accept applications for the Leonard W. & Katherine C. Hayward Maritime Memorial Scholarship. The award is applicable for Newport County residents who are admitted to an accredited educational program with a focus on preparing for seafaring occupations. The application can be found on SeamensNewport.org. Deadline is May 1.
The Jamestown Community Theatre will present its annual Patti Vandal Award for up to $2,000 to one or more graduating seniors for their achievement in theater and performing arts. The gifts will be based on a 500-word essay that describes the involvement of the student in the performing arts. Along with the essay, two letters of reference from arts-related educators or directors should be submitted. Applicants must be Jamestown residents. Applications should be sent send to Mary Wright, P.O. Box 432, Jamestown, RI 02835. For more information, call 741-9818. Deadline is April 22.
The Jamestown Education Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from members of the community for educational enrichment programs. Recipients must be able to implement their projects by June 2015. The foundation requires grant recipients to write a brief evaluation of the project at its conclusion. For applications, visit JamestownEduca tionalFoundation.org. Email Sally Schott at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Deadline is May 2.
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 Lawn School by April 11.