The Junior ROWITA Fellowship was created in 2011 by Joy D’Elia, the Cultural Council’s former Program Coordinator, to recognize and support graduating high school students.

Three $500 Junior ROWITA Fellowships are available in the Spring of each year, with awards for performing, literary, and visual artists. Candidates must submit the application with a letter of recommendation from their arts instructor and samples of their work. A grade point average of 3.0 or above is required, and the fellowship must be used for educational expenses – such as college tuition or an advanced summer institute or workshop – or to support the purchase of a musical instrument.

Applications are reviewed by a panel including past ROWITA recipients with awards announced during the month of March.

Junior ROWITA Fellowships are funded through the support of individual donors. To contribute to the Junior ROWITA program, please visit our donation page.

2022 ROWITA Junior Fellowship Honoree

Britta Strevig – Visual Arts

Britta Strevig is a Senior at Creekside High School, where she has studied numerous Visual Arts and Fine Arts courses, including Advanced Placement Art Portfolios where she has excelled. Britta is visually impaired and her work often explores the challenges and triumphs she and others experience with disabilities. Despite her condition, Britta is a natural leader serving as the President of the National Art Honor Society and treasurer of the English Honor Society, among others. She has been accepted to the Savannah College of Art & Design as a Distinguished Scholar and plans to study animation concept development.