The St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking applications for the 2016 Junior ROWITA Fellowships. The fellowships are available to all graduating St. Johns County high school women (public, private or homeschooled) who are entering arts based programs of higher education to advance their creative development. The deadline for application is February 1, 2016. Applicants must have either applied or been accepted into a BFA program, a summer institute/intensive, or an arts workshop in order to be considered.
The Junior ROWITA Fellowship was started in 2011 by Joy D’Elia, former Program Coordinator of the St. Johns Cultural Council, to help graduating high school women develop their artistic skills through continued study and training.
Three $1000 fellowship awards are available: one each in Performing, Visual, and Literary Arts. In order to be eligible, candidates must have a 3.0 GPA, and acceptance into a college level arts program or summer institute. Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from their arts teacher; write a statement describing their relationship with their arts, and provide a dvd of their work. The applications are reviewed by a panel of past Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA recipients. The ROWITA Awards recognize outstanding women in the arts who have made significant contributions to the arts in St. Johns County. The Jr. ROWITA Fellowship application is available at here. For more information please e-mail the St. Johns Cultural Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.