Printer Friendly

Frances Hook scholarship fund.

Frances Hook, an artist whose love for children is reflected in her artwork, inspired the establishment of an annual scholarship fund to encourage young, gifted students--elementary through college--to pursue their artistic vision. The annual program was established by admirers of Mrs. Hook in 1983, after the artist's death. A non-profit organization, the Frances Hook Scholarship Fund judges submissions of two-dimensional art in pencil, ink, oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel or any combination of these media.

Certificates of recognition are sent to students in grades one to nine, and monetary scholarships are awarded to high school and college winners. Nineteen art students shared $18,750 in scholarships in the contest, which was open to the top high school and college scholarship winners from the Fund's competition last spring. Throughout 1991, the Fund awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to art students throughout the country. The artwork on these three pages represents a cross section of winners from both categories.

The Fund operates under the guidance of a board of directors comprised of professionals in the gift, art and publishing industries. Funding for the scholarships comes from individual and industry contributions. The judges of the contest are artists and educators with experience and understanding of art and art education.

You might be interested to know that a new award was initiated in 1988: The Art Teacher of the Year. This award was created to recognize teachers for their exemplary leadership.

If you would like more information on the Frances Hook Scholarship Program or would like to contribute, contact: The Frances Hook Scholarship Fund 430-B West County Road D New Brighton, Minnesota 55112 or call (612) 636-6436.
COPYRIGHT 1993 Davis Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:School Arts
Date:Jan 1, 1993
Words:275
Previous Article:Site-based management: friend or foe.
Next Article:BIG things with slabs.
Topics:


Related Articles
UNDER CONSTRUCTION, HOTEL ALREADY BOOKING WEDDINGS.
Beavers sign prep standout.
EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENTS.
Down payment on the future.
Rural nurses get another chance for full-time study.
Hughes takes on full-time professorship.
Scholarship fund established.
Come again?
SHOW OF SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS HONOR TEENS' U-TURN FROM A DEAD END.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters