Sedona AZ (January 26, 2016) – The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) is offering two scholarship grants in the amount of $500 each, to graduating seniors from Sedona Red Rock High School (SRRHS) and/or Mingus Union High School (MUHS) this spring. Applicants must have had a minimum of two semesters of high school art courses, and have plans to pursue higher education in the 2016-17 school year, anywhere in the United States, in any of the visual arts. The scholarships are available for two-year, and four-year colleges and universities as well as vocational and technical schools. Applicants will be evaluated on: Presentation of the application, technique, originality, composition and design. Scholarship awards for tuition costs will be paid directly to the schools that have accepted the student. Recipients will receive a one year free student membership in SVAC and will be encouraged to participate in SVAC’s annual fall exhibition at no charge.
Founded in 1996, the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition is a community of artists in the greater Sedona area, who create in 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional art. The membership of 150 artists encompasses many mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, fiber, wood, glass, clay, metal, film and mixed media. The Coalition fosters an interest in the visual arts by nurturing artists and our community through education, exhibition and exploration of the arts. Funds for the scholarships are generated by membership fees, fees for art exhibits and donations. Interested parties can visit www.sedonaartistscoalition.org for more information or to apply for membership.
Students wishing to apply may get an application and instructions from the SRRHS and the MUHS counseling offices. Submissions must be postmarked or submitted to the respective counseling offices by March 1, 2016. Scholarship winners will be announced on April 15, 2016.