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CAS Scholarship Application

The Chelmsford Art Society yearly offers a Shirley Lavoie Memorial Scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has indicated a desire to further their education in Fine Arts/Visual Arts. Visual Arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, sculpture, photography, video production, etc.

Verification of college acceptance must accompany this application. Payment of the award will be made directly to the school at which the applicant has been accepted and enrolled.

The Scholarship Ceremony is at the 4th of July Art Festival. The scholarship winner is expected to provide several matted or framed pieces for display at the Art Festival. Should the Festival not happen this year, we will arrange another way to present the award. 

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 Important Dates / Deadlines for Spring 2023 
Friday May 19, 2023 Completed application & personal statement due by (mail or email)

Portfolio Review: * These dates are approximant, might need to change based on number of applicants.                     
Interview: during the week June 7 – June 20 *
Student Notification will be before Friday June 26 *
Award Presentation will take place at the July 4th  Art Show
Digital Submission Specifications
By Email – Or – Mailed USB Drive
By Email  Send to:

Application Label File with your name
Image Entry  — Six entries, One image per work
Three-dimensional entries may include one additional image per work
*Entry can be the image alone and/or matted & framed

Image File Size:
JPEG or PNG format
Images should be no larger than 500KB (total 3MB)
72 dpi is sufficient   
If this is not possible please zip your images into one .zip file to email*You do not need to zip files if you mail a USB drive

Image File Naming Format:
Name _ Title of Work.jpg
Example: SamSargent_MyMasterpiece.jpg 

By Mailed USB Drive Mail to:
Chelmsford Art Society – Scholarship
P.O. Box 401, Chelmsford, MA 01824

USB drive
Label drive with your name. Please print clearly.