Scholarship & Contest Opportunities
Sandra L. Davies Unsung Hero Award in Visual Arts
In the spring of 2014, FOLMADS created a second Sandra L. Davies Unsung Hero Award for the Visual Arts Department. The award is presented annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated “selfless dedication” to the visual arts department during his or her time at Lexington High School. The visual arts faculty chooses the recipient; the award of $100 is presented at the Senior Awards night in the spring.
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society
Scholarships are available to graduating seniors from Lexington High School, and we provide continuing support to scholarship recipients in furthering their art careers at accredited art institutions.
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Kathleen H. Williams Fine Arts Scholarship
Criteria: The Kathleen H. Williams Fine Arts Scholarship will be given annually to a senior at Lexington High who has been accepted to a college or university and who is planning on pursuing studies in the fine arts. The recipient must be deemed artistically talented and viewed by others as a giving, caring individual with high academic and personal standards. Like Kathleen, the recipient must be an individual who instills in others a respect for the arts and a passion for creating beauty.
For more information, please see Ms. Tringale, guidance administrative assistant in the Math building.
The Marble Collection
The Marble Collection, Inc. [TMC], a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, believes that engaging teens in the arts fosters their creative, academic and social development. TMC provides students with a vibrant outlet to express themselves through images, words and multimedia.
TMC’s service population includes all Massachusetts secondary students, grades 8-12; this is a population of over 360,000 students. By collaborating with a network of nearly 200 Massachusetts schools and nonprofits partners, TMC serves nearly 100 teens and 30 college-level Service-learners each year. To enhance our impact in 2013, TMC diversified its teen clients by partnering with 12 Massachusetts nonprofits that share in our mission and serve disadvantaged student populations.
Students in grades 8-12 are encouraged to submit literature, art and/or music to The Marble Collection for a chance to be published in their online magazine.
Submission Selection Process
All published works are juror-selected to ensure artistic excellence. TMC maintains 4 editorial boards, one for each submission genre (ie. Literature, Art, Music, and Video). Editorial board members, or jurors, are college interns that specialize in the particular genre they review.
Since TMC focuses solely on Massachusetts students, our editorial boards have the time to provide educational feedback to all accepted authors and artists, familiarizing students with the editorial process within the realm of professional publishing. With TMC all Massachusetts students, grades 8-12, have a professional outlet to display their work, coupled with editorial guidance to hone their talents.
By submitting to The Marble Collection: High School Magazine of the Arts, the student agrees to participate in the mandatory Student Mentoring Workshop if his/her work is chosen for publication.