Scholarship Program Show & Awards Ceremony

Gallery Exhibit: March 9 to 16, 2018

Awards Ceremony: Friday, March 16, 6:30 PM

WAA Scholarship Program
March is Youth Art Month and in celebration, The Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present its annual Scholarship Program awards to three Rhode Island public high school senior art students with a fourth award presented by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association.
Each Rhode Island public high school chooses one college-bound senior art student for consideration. The competition uses National Scholastic Standards overseen by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association. The four winning students will receive cash scholarships in the amounts of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 and $500 to use towards college. Winners also receive a one year membership to WAA, a fine art exhibit in our gallery and space at the 56th Wickford Art Festival, ranked #5 fine art festival in the country, to exhibit and sell their artwork. This is an excellent, resume-building opportunity for college bound students!

WAA 2018 Scholarship Program Award Winners

First Place Award ($2,500)

Kailyn D'Elena
Cranston High School West
Educator: Valerie Bruzzi

Second Place ($1,500)

Erin Turnbull
Scituate High School
Educator: Wendy Feldman

Third Place ($1,000)

Shannon Michele McNeiece
Narragansett High School
Educator: Lauren Gabrilowitz

President's Award ($500.00)

Mackenzie Fish
South Kingstown High School
Educator: Gail Saborio

Honorable Mentions awarded to: 

Sarah Bresky, Exeter-West Greenwich High School

Michaela Colognese, North Kingstown High School

Abigail Enos, Lincoln High School

Margaret Shea, Middletown High School

Leah Struminsky, Cranston High School East

Regan Thayer, Portsmouth High School

Sara Young, Tiverton High School