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Three scholarships available to students at BIG ARTS

By Staff | Mar 12, 2009

BIG ARTS is now accepting applications for The Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship, The Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust and BIG ARTS BIG SECRET Scholarship. The deadline for applicants is Friday, March 27.

Students who have professional goals to pursue visual arts, music, dance, theater or film are invited to apply for one of the awards. Funds may be used for an educational institution’s tuition, books, art supplies or equipment. The committee will consider funding for, but not limited to, tuition associated with any arts-related degree or advance workshops.

In order to be eligible for a BIG ARTS Award, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

High School Senior

Student currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs

Individual who has received their Bachelor’s degree and who has worked for a period of time and is returning to school for an advanced degree

And also must meet one of the following criteria:

Current resident of Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years

Currently employed on Sanibel or Captiva (or have a parent employed) for at least two years

Current member of BIG ARTS for two years (one year for students)

Current resident of Lee County

Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road in Sanibel, online at www.BIGARTS.org or via e-mail at info@BIGARTS.org.

All materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, March 27 to be considered for this scholarship.

For further information about this program, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.