2013 Tom Collins Memorial Scholarship
Thomas Lynn Collins was known as a master artist and craftsman. Tom was a founding member of the Rockwall Art League in 1999. A talented and prolific artist, he was a good friend to many of the league's members and mentored many interested art students and enriched the community. His family set up the original scholarship fund upon his death and it has been continued and maintained by the Rockwall Art League in Tom's memory becuase of his devotion to the arts and the city of Rockwall.
The Rockwall Art League is a non-profit organization established in 2000 in Rockwall, Texas. The purpose of the League is to create a forum for area artists to share ideas, communicate, and provide mutual support; to brings an awareness of fine art to the community; and to provide scholarships to support the efforts of talented high school students. These goals are being realized through annual exhibits, programs including the ArtReach program, artist demonstrations and the Tom Collins Memorial Scholarship.
2013 ROCKWALL COUNTY GRADUATING SENIORS:
The Tom Collins Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to one Rockwall Graduating Senior who is planning a career in 2-D, 3-D, graphic arts, or an art-related field requiring higher education. It is NOT available for performance art or animation art. The scholarship is available to Seniors from RHS and RHHS, as well as private school and home-schooled Seniors.
TO APPLY- Students must submit:
- A completed application, available through your school counselor or at the links below,
- A list of art classes taken in school or privately, with a brief course description of each,
- A portfolio containing a minimum of 6-8 recent examples of your 2-D or 3-D artwork in either photograph or CD format. Please note that these examples are the only visual criteria used by the evaluation committee and should be well-photographed and of good quality. Please include a list describing each example, including its size, medium and whether the example was a class project or independent work. Original artwork will not be accepted.
DEADLINE- All applications must be postmarked by midnight on March 8, 2013. The deadline applies to RHS, RHHS, private school and home school students. RHS and RHHS students must also submit the completed application to their counselors by the deadline.
All students, please mail your complete application packet to:
Laura Antony, Scholarship Committee
Rockwall Art League
P.O. Box 1255
Rockwall, TX 75087
If you have any questions please contact Laura Antony, Scholarship Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject bar please insert Tom Collins Scholarship Application.
RISD STUDENTS should acquire a 2013 RISD Local Scholarship Application from their guidance counselor.
Private and Home Schooled students not attending RISD public schools may download a scholarship application [HERE].
ROCKWALL HIGH SCHOOL Counseling Department
ROCKWALL-HEATH HIGH SCHOOL Counseling Department
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Student Scholarship Deadline: March 8th, 2013
Review of Applications by Donors: April 2013
Scholarship Recipient Submitted: May 1
For more information about the Tom Collins Memorial Scholarship, contact Laura Antony, RAL Scholarship Chair for 2012 at email@example.com.
RAL MEMBERS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE 2013 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE CONTACT LAURA ANTONY.