BIG ARTS Scholarship Programs
Patricia & Davis Thurber,
and the Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship
Scholarships for Visual Arts, Writing/Literary Arts, Film
or Performing Arts Students:
Following a rigorous interview and selection process, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and college students studying visual arts, music, dance, theater, or film to encourage continued artistic development. Scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Patricia and Davis Thurber, and by community support of the BIG ARTS BIG SECRET artworks event. Applications are due Friday, March 29, 2013.
In April 2013 the scholarship committee will consider funding for, but not limited to, tuition associated with any arts-related degree or advanced workshops. In order to be eligible for a BIG ARTS Award, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- High School Senior
- Student currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs
- Individual who has received their Bachelorís degree and who has worked for a period of time and is returning to school for an advanced degree
And also must meet one of the following criteria:
- Current resident of Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years
- Currently employed (or have a parent employed) on Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years
- Current member of BIG ARTS for two years (one year for students)
- Current resident of Lee County
Funds may be used for an educational institutionís tuition, books, art supplies, or equipment.
This project is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which seeks to further the artist's philanthropic and educational interests, and to advance understanding of the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg's life and artwork.
BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship:
Students who have professional goals to pursue classical musical instruments, including piano, composition and conducting, are invited to apply. This scholarship is for highly-proficient and talented students who plan to continue their classical music studies. Applications are due September of 2013.
2012 BIG ARTS Scholarship Winners:Anna Craig, BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg Award
Paul Gavin, BIG ARTS/Patricia Thurber Trust Award
Kacie Phillips, BIG ARTS/Patricia Thurber Trust Award
Alisa Scrivner, BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg Award
Dakota Sica, BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg Award
Krystal Smith, BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg Award
Sasha Wortzel, BIG ARTS/Patricia Thurber Trust Award
Jessica Zizzo, BIG ARTS Dance Scholarship
2012 BIG ARTS/Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship Winners:
Jossecarlo Romo Bocanegra
Manuel Molina Flores