Academy for the Arts Offers Spring Scholarships

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is offering three $100 scholarships—one in art, one in music and one in theatre—for the spring term from March 9 through May 16.

Students who are in kindergarten through sixth grade can apply for the merit and need-based scholarships by filling out an online application and attaching a recommendation letter from their public school educator (preferably an arts educator in the area they intend to pursue). Students who are in seventh through 12th grade also may apply through the online application, submit at least one letter of recommendation from a public school teacher and must schedule an audition for music and theatre applicants; art applicants must submit an electronic portfolio.

Applications can be downloaded at www.fairmontstate.edu/academyarts and should be mailed to Leigh Anne Bolyard, Director, Academy for the Arts, Fairmont State University, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554 or e-mailed to lbolyard1@fairmontstate.edu. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Audition day for seventh- through 12th-graders will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. To schedule an audition, call Bolyard at (304) 333-3655.

For additional information, including course schedules, dates, registration forms, prices and instructor information, check out the Academy for the Arts web site at www.fairmontstate.edu/academyarts or call (304) 333-3655. Find the Academy on Facebook at Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts. 

The FSU Academy for the Arts is dedicated to providing students quality training and exposure to the arts. Instruction in visual art, music and theatre enables students to appreciate, perform and create. The Academy utilizes Fairmont State facilities and highly qualified instructors drawn from Fairmont State faculty and area teachers. The Academy is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, using its standards as a base for its curriculum. The Academy for the Arts is integral to Fairmont State’s long-standing identification with its community, in particular the cultural and social development of the region.