If you are a high school senior interested in pursuing an education in the performing, visual, or literary arts, then you may be pleased to learn about the upcoming Annual Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition. The Arts Council Scholarship Competition encourages high school seniors to submit work in categories such as music, dance, visual arts and literary arts for the chance to be awarded a scholarship. Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that registration for the Annual Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition is currently underway.
“The Scholarship Competition is only available for high school seniors who live in or attend school in the Town of Oyster Bay. This event signifies an opportunity for the community to celebrate inspirational works of art in genres such as vocal music, instrumental music, dance, film, and literature,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Each year, dozens of talented high school seniors enter the Scholarship Competition to exercise their talents and display beautiful works of art. The Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council will present scholarships to the winning 2017 Artists in honor of their remarkable talents.”
If you would like to participate in the Scholarship Competition, applications can be picked up at your local library, high school, or in the CAPA Office of Community & Youth at 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa NY, 11758. Applications can also be obtained by CLICKING HERE, contacting the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council at 516-797-7926 or by visiting the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council’s website www.tobac.org.
Applicants for the Scholarship Competition must submit two reference letters from a teacher or professional in the student’s preferred category in addition to a typed letter (four copies) detailing the participant’s career goals. There is a $25 processing fee for each category. Payment will be accepted as a check or money order only; no cash will be accepted. Please make your check out to the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council, Inc. Please send or deliver all applications, along with checks/money orders to Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council, Inc., 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa NY, 11758. Applications for the Scholarship Competition will be accepted no later than March 17.
“The Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition is an excellent opportunity for any of our younger residents who love to sing, dance, film, or write, to strengthen their abilities all while spending time with other talented individuals who share in their passion for the arts,” Supervisor Saladino commented. “The Scholarship Competition provides an outlet for young artists to exhibit their creative minds in the hope of winning a scholarship to help pursue their artistic endeavors. Win or lose, every submission is guaranteed to impress guests and influence future artists.