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Portrait Of The Artist As A Scholarship Winner

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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.

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