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Marilee Hall Scholarship for the Arts

FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS IN THE UPPER CUMBERLAND REGION OF TN PLANNING TO PURSUE A MAJOR OR MINOR COLLEGE DEGREE IN VISUAL FINE ARTS

BACKGROUND:

Art Round Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization dedicated to supporting artists in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. The mission of Art Round Tennessee is to engage all people in creating and experiencing visual art in our community. The Marilee Hall Scholarship for the Arts was created in 2023 as the first scholarship of its kind in Putnam County and now has been expanded to the 14 counties in the Upper Cumberland.

Marilee Hall is an established ceramic artist in Cookeville, Tennessee who has been instrumental in growing and sustaining the arts community here in the Upper Cumberland. Through her beautiful artwork, her dedication to Art Prowl & Art Round Tennessee for over 20 years, and her wonderful spirit, Marilee continues to inspire current and future artists in this community. Presented by Art Round Tennessee and funded by generous local donors, the Marilee Hall Scholarship for the Arts will be given to one aspiring artist in the Upper Cumberland each year to assist in their creative pursuits.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS:

The Marilee Hall Scholarship for the Arts is awarded to one graduating high school senior in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee who plans to pursue a major or minor college degree in visual fine arts, in the amount of $500.00 in unrestricted funds. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the Art Round Tennessee Board of Directors.

2024 Eligibility & How to Apply:

  • Applicants must be current high school seniors in any school (including home schooled students) in the following counties in Tennessee: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, & White.

  • Applicants must be on track to graduate from high school in the 2023-24 academic year.

  • Applicants must be on track to attend college beginning in the 2024-25 academic year.

  • Applicants must be planning on pursuing a major or minor degree in visual fine arts.

  • Applications will open on February 12, 2024 are due no later than April 1, 2024. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Please direct all questions to info@artroundtennessee.org

Scholarship applications for 2024 are now closed.

PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

2024  Ella Brock, Van Buren County High School

Charlie Herren, Cookeville High School

2023  Kaylee Savage-Cutcher, Cookeville High School

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