Artists for World Peace is proud to announce the recipients of our scholarships for 2012!
The outstanding artists were honored at a dinner at First and Last Tavern in Middletown, CT. To read all about the evening, please visit this writeup at the Middletown Eye.
Dr. Yoram Kaufmann Scholarship Fund
Artists for World Peace established this fund in 2009. Spreading peace through artistic expression and education, the fund will initially provide scholarships for students at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT. The fund began with money raised at the First International Celebration of Peace: BRAZIL. Named in memory of Dr. Yoram Kaufmann, a life long supporter of education, this scholarship will eventually support the education of children around the globe. Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis to all Middlesex Community College students majoring in the arts (fine and visual art, music, theater, broadcast communication and graphic design). The “Artist Fund” is designed to cover the costs of art supplies necessary to successfully complete courses at Middlesex. We would like to thank Greg Kline for managing the Artist Fund at Middlesex Community College. To download an application form, click the link below.
Scholarship Guidelines: AFWP_Artists_Fund_Operating_Procedures-1
Application Form: Student_Application_–_AFWP_Fund-1
Artists for World Peace is pleased to announce that it will be accepting scholarship applications from high school juniors and seniors who are attending a school in Middlesex County. Eligible applicants will be planning to pursue higher education in the arts, and have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Awards will range from $100 to $1,000. The application deadline is April 16th. See your guidance counselor, or download applications and guidelines from the link below.
The Scholarship Committee includes: Dr. Robert Nasta, composer/performer and educator; Artists for World Peace founder Wendy Black-Nasta; board member Jennifer Lia, and Middletown High School art teacher Charlotte McCoid.
Artists for World Peace was presented with the results of a study conducted by Professor Rob Rosenthal’s Wesleyan University sociology students. The researchers found a significant economic divide in resources for students who are pursuing education in the arts. Students with greater economic resources have advantages, including the ability to pay for private lessons and purchase supplies. Artists for World Peace decided to help level the playing field by providing scholarships for such items as lessons and materials.
Scholarship Guidelines: AfWP_Scholarship_Guidelines
Application Form: AfWP_Scholarship_Application_Form
We would like to thank the 2012 Scholarship Committee:
Priscilla Harnesk: Chairwoman
Wendy Black-Nasta: Founder and Executive Director: Artists for World Peace
Jennifer Lia: Treasurer of the Board: Artists for World Peace
Charlotte McCoid: Art Teacher: Middletown High School
Ali Sinicrope: Middletown Teen Theater Director
Justin Carbonella: Middletown Youth Services Coordinator
Matt Pugliese: Executive Director: Oddfellows Playhouse
Glen Taylor: Manager: Citizens Bank