Laurel Art Club offers scholarship
By Rachel Basinger
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Laurel Art Club are looking for students who are interested in art.
Any senior from an area high school, cyber school or home school is invited to the group's next meeting — which will be held at 7 p.m. May 6 at the Scottdale Public Library — with their portfolio for a chance to win a scholarship
While all of the members of the club that attend the meeting can choose which portfolio they like best, the scholarship committee members will make the ultimate decision on who will receive a $350 scholarship from the art club.
David Hiebert, club member and chairman of the scholarship committee, said the scholarship has no restrictions on it and can be used for any reason.
Hiebert said the club hasn't stayed in contact with last year's scholarship winner — Brianna Bostic of Southmoreland High School — but it's hoping to build lasting relationships with the scholarship winners.
“Our hopes are that they will enter something in our fall show that we hold during the Scottdale Fall Festival,” said Ed Guest, who also is with the Laurel Art Club. “There aren't too many young participants in our fall show and so that's an area we certainly want to grow in.”
Hiebert added the scholarship, which was started about four years ago, is fully funded through the support of a few local businesses.
While Hiebert said the scholarship was started as a way to possibly attract new members, Guest added the group also wanted to encourage young people to continue to show an interest in art.
“We wanted to let them know that they do have places to show off their work,” said Guest.
Anyone wishing to be a part of the Laurel Art Club, no matter if they are a student or not, is invited to attend any of the club's meetings, which are held the first Monday of every month at the Scottdale Public Library.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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