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Chelmsford Art Society
~ 2024 Scholarship ~

Attention Graduating Seniors at Merrimack Valley Schools

The Chelmsford Art Society invites graduating seniors to apply to our annual scholarship program. The Shirley Lavoie Memorial $1,000 Scholarship is open to students furthering their education at a 2 or 4-year university, college, art school or institute in Fine Arts/Visual Arts. This includes the broad range of careers in art today; architecture, product design, ceramics, glass, fashion & interior design, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, comic art, animation, film/video, digital art, AI, video game design, etc.

Completed applications include: the application form, an artist statement, college acceptance letter and a portfolio of your art. Your portfolio should include 6-10 artworks in a variety of media and subject matter.

The Scholarship Committee will invite each applicant in for a short interview and portfolio review. Applicants should bring 3-4 pieces of their art to the interview; sketchbook pages can be included. Digital art, larger 3D pieces and photography projects can be presented on a tablet or laptop. Portfolios will be judged on artistic ability, creativity, and the understanding and use of color, design and composition.

The scholarship winner is expected to provide several matted or framed pieces for display in our 4th of July Art Festival at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.

Important Dates
Application Deadline Friday June 7th
Candidate Interviews: the week of June 10th
Student Notification: by Monday June 17th

Scholarship Presentation
: July 1st
At the Awards Ceremony of the 54th Chelmsford Art Society 4th of July Art Festival

2024 Scholarship Application