Nominated by a teacher who is a current member of the Maine Art Education Association
Pursuing a degree in Fine Arts or Design fields
Application due date: May 1st annually. Submit all requirements to Heidi O'Donnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with MAEA Scholarship in the Subject Line
How much is the scholarship and how is it awarded? $500-$1,500 will be awarded directly to the student upon receipt of proof of the successful completion of the first semester of post-secondary school. The scholarship shall be forfeited if the above criteria are not met within the first year after graduating from his or her Maine High School.
How many scholarships are awarded? Typically, one award will be presented annually. However, if the scholarship fund allows, an additional award may be issued to a second qualified candidate.
What are the requirements?
Personal Information Form (please fill out this form!!) including: Contact information Where you plan to go to school (2 or 4 year college or university) Current GPA (un-weighted) GPA of visual arts classes A list of high school arts classes and name of art teacher(s) A list of activities, leadership, awards, and honors A list of community service and employment A letter of recommendation from your nominator (must be a current MAEA member)
Must include: Evidence of strength in academics and character Evidence of accomplishments An artist statement (no more than 500 words) that addresses: Your artwork: motivation, process, and product Why you wish to pursue a college degree in art
Images: (submit via email attachments or shared Google Doc folder) 10 jpeg images: 72dpi-2mb – labeled by title (at least two must be from direct observation) A .doc or .rtf file with the name/title, media, and dimensions of the original work
Important to note! By submitting an application you agree that images of your artwork may be used in MAEA publications, announcements, and websites.