Portrait Of The Artist As A Scholarship Winner - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Portrait Of The Artist As A Scholarship Winner

Posted: Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. – The image of the starving artist may be romantic, but it's not exactly sustainable, especially if that artist is paying for college. So Marie Cavallaro's non-profit CCART is once again offering scholarships to students pursuing degrees in visual arts. In fact, this year marks CCART's 14th Anniversary Art Scholarship.

Aside from the typical requirements of an official high school transcript, letters of recommendation, and biographical information, CCART wants to see original artwork by the candidate.  After reviewing a student's written application, CCART's panel of art experts will schedule interviews with the candidate, during which the student will present their portfolios and discuss their art.

"The passion is what we look for, and you can usually find that in their sketchbooks, because some people will come in with two and three sketchbooks just filled with even doodles," says Marie. "You can just tell the passion of the kid. You know when they're there, talking about their work and how they developed a piece of artwork."

Scholarships have ranged from $500 to $2,000. Last year, nearly $7,000 in scholarships were awarded.

They're available for graduating high school seniors from Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Sussex, Accomack, and Northampton counties. The students must be planning to major in visual arts as well. Candidates need a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and must have evidence of application to a university, 2 or 4 year college, or other programs that lead to the study of visual arts.

The portfolio must consist of sketch-books exhibiting development in the student's art and no fewer than five original works.

Interested candidates should email Marie Cavallaro directly at ccart1@live.com. More information is available on CCART's website, www.ccartfoundation.org. The deadline for students to turn in their personal information form, transcript, and recommendation letters is Friday, March 28th, 2014, by 5:00 p.m. They can be mailed to CCART, P.O. Box 4194, Salisbury, MD 21803-4194. Interviews will be scheduled for Sunday, April 13th, 2014.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Two injured When Shots Fired In Seaford

    Two injured When Shots Fired In Seaford

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:43:35 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Police is investigating after two people were injured when shots were fired at a party in Seaford.More >>
    SEAFORD, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Police is investigating after two people were injured when shots were fired at a party in Seaford.More >>
  • Meth Lab Found In Felton Man's Home

    Meth Lab Found In Felton Man's Home

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:33:44 GMT
    HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Police says a Felton man has been arrested after a meth lab was found at his home.More >>
    HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware State Police says a Felton man has been arrested after a meth lab was found at his home.More >>
  • New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:39:36 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SUMore >>
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SU students have been missing out on all the fun.More >>
Delmarva Education Foundation
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.