Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is proud to announce three recipients of the Spring Round – 2013 of the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund: Aren Tulp – 16 – St. Johnsbury, VT; Mel Hastings – 40 – Barton, VT; and Jacob Morton-Black – 18- of Colchester, VT.

Aren with a lamp he designed and created.

Aren Tulp

Aren Tulp, 16, of St. Johnsbury, VT, studies each summer at “Immersion in the Arts” camp in Harrisville, NH where he is gaining advanced skills in the making of stained glass.

A lamp designed and created by Aren.

Mel Hastings

Mel Hastings, Barton, VT will continue studies in the making of fine pottery. “My goal is to create, explore and grow with the clay.” From a reference: “Mel is incredibly gifted and her passion is evident in her finished pieces.”

Jacob Morton-Black

Jacob Morton-Black, of Colchester, is a young man with many musical abilities: has written many Music Compositions, Conducting Apprenticeship with Jeffrey Domoto, Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra, has conducted his compositions and much more, along with finding time for community projects in his town of Colchester and helping with Fund-raising for various community and world needs. (Words from a reference: “...Jacob Morton-Black is a witty and intelligent young man, a gifted performer, a diligent student....and a motivated life-long learner”). Jacob will be studying music composition at Ithaca College in the Fall of 2013. (Oh yes, he plays the French Horn, too.)

Sample Composition by Jacob Morton-Black

How the Scholarship Program began

In January, 2008, the Guild received their 501c3 designation and the Education Scholarship Fund was formed. In 2009, the Wooden Horse Arts Guild Board of Directors renamed the Scholarship Fund as the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Camilla is a founding member of the Guild, which was formed in 2002. She was President from 2006 thru 2009 during which time many artists of the area were given the opportunity to emerge and be recognized through the activities in the Community and the Arts and Crafts Shows given four times a year. (see the archives on this website) With Camilla’s experience in music and the arts, working with youth and adults throughout her life and her desire that more young people should have opportunities of growth in the arts, the Arts Education Scholarship Fund was formed. With the proceeds from profitable raffles, the Guild launched its Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, awarding 3 scholarships during 2010 (see this page). In 2011 three scholarships were also awarded -- these to talented young artists -- two in dance and one in stained glass and sculpture. (see this page). In January, 2013, a scholarship was awarded to a designer educator (see this page).

The Guild would appreciate and welcome donations to help continue this important work and expand scholarship monies for Vermonters interested in continuing their artistic development. Click on Donations.

Are you an artist, craftsman, photographer, writer or musician in need of help to pursue your work? The Wooden Horse Arts Guild provides scholarships to Vermont residents (ages 14 and over) to encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts. We accept applications from individuals only. Activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to, workshops, private or group classes, performance, instrument rental or purchase and acquisition of art supplies.

Deadlines, Applications and Report

The number of and amount of awards are determined annually by the Scholarship Committee. The next Scholarship Award Round of up to $250.00 will close December 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2013.

Awards are paid directly to the activity, provider or scholarship recipient upon presentation of appropriate documentation. Recipients are required to provide a written report to the Scholarship Committee within 30 days of using the award. An award report is included following the application.

Download An Application

The scholarship application can be downloaded here.

The scholarship information sheet can be downloaded here.

Scholarship awardees can download the report form here.

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