Since its founding in 1989, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. has offered scholarships to talented women, in need of support, who have applied and are accepted into a graduate school art program. Opportunities have been given to many women who otherwise would not have been able to continue their studies toward a Master’s Degree in Art.
Criteria for our WITVA Graduate Education Scholarship awards are based on candidates’ talent, as evidenced by submitted work, grade point average, recommendations from their college professors, and financial need. After approval from the WITVA Scholarship Committee, finalists must make a presentation of their work at a WITVA general meeting where they verbalize their artistic intent and their future goals. Awards are then finalized, and they are honored at a luncheon where they receive recognition.
The WITVA treasurer sends 100% of award proceeds to the awardee’s school of acceptance, which is directed toward their tuition.
In addition to any awards, WITVA gives a One Year Gift Membership to the College Scholarship winners."
To make a donation you may contact, Jeanette Childress, WITVA Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Lazarus, Karla Kanto, Cangshu Gran, Melanie Uribe
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Scholarships are made possible by our fundraisers, which are on going. Annually, we have a themed luncheon event which is a major fundraiser. The luncheon kicks off with a fun art project, then attendees enjoy a terrific lunch, silent auction, art auction and raffles for prize baskets, along with musical entertainment and guest speaker. This event is held in February, so stay tuned for upcoming information on this great annual event.
Winners are recognized at our Spring Installation Luncheon in April.
2017 WITVA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Awarded April 20, 2018
FIRST PLACE: SAMANTHA LAZARUS
Velia Sweet Award - $6,000.
SECOND PLACE: CANGSHU GRAN
Betty McDonald & WITVA Award - $4,000.
THIRD PLACE: KARLA KANTO
Susan Applebaum & WITVA Award - $3,000.
FOURTH PLACE: MELANIE URIBE
WITVA Award - $2,000.