2022 Michael J. & Aimee Rushinko Kakos Visual Arts Scholarship Application

The purpose of the Michael J. and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Scholarship, administered by the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, is to demonstrate commitment to the Westmoreland County community and to foster the continuing education of a prospective college or university student planning to study visual arts.

Qualifications:

  1. Student must be a Westmoreland County resident.
  2. Student must be a high school senior intending to enroll full time in a visual arts program at an accredited college or university.
Requirements:
  1. Completed application; must be postmarked or email by May 31, 2022.
  2. Copy of high school transcript; GPA must be 3.0 or above.
  3. Personal statement to include career goals, accomplishments, experience to date in the arts, academic distinctions/ honors received, work experiences, and involvement with community outreach or volunteerism. Please do not exceed three (3) pages, double space.
  4. One letter of recommendations from a guidance counselor or arts faculty member.
  5. Three (3) different digital images representing your work; identify the medium and title. No more than three (3) images will be judged.
  6. Recipient is asked to attend the award presentation on June 30, 2022 at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival.

The $1,000 award is a one‐time scholarship that will be paid directly to the college or university. The scholarship must be applied during the academic year in which it was awarded. Students related to a member of the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee or a Festival employee are not eligible to participate.

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