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Two 2020 Art League Scholarship Recipient’s Named

Since 2000, Art League of Hilton Head has awarded an annual scholarship in the amount of $2000 to a graduating high school senior who is studying or living on Hilton Head Island and attending a local high school. The scholarship program encourages students to develop their artistic skills and pursue a career in visual arts. The funding of this scholarship is made possible through charitable donations made to Art League of Hilton Head. Due to a special memorial donation, Art League awarded an additional scholarship in 2019 and 2020, the Barbara and Clayton Kittinger Scholarship in the amount of $1000.

The $2000 Annual Art League scholarship was awarded to Jacquelyn Roberts. She will attend Clemson this fall with a major in Studio Art. Monique Dobbelaere, Jacquelyn’s art teacher, described Jacquelyn in her recommendation letter by stating “Jacquelyn has several award-winning artworks. Notably, she was awarded third place in the 2019 South Carolina State Fair Student Art Competition as well as being the recipient of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship. Presently she has entered her work in the 2020 Scholastics Art Competition. Jacquelyn was a Junior Scholar and maintains her standing as being in the top 10% of her class.  She has also helped build and paint sets for our school play, The Great Gatsby. Jacquelyn has participated twice in the Memory Project, a global arts initiative where high school art students create portraits for children around the globe in challenging situations. Jacquelyn created portraits for children in Pakistan and a young girl in a Syrian refugee camp. Her dedication to the arts is evident in her pursuit to achieve as well as to use her art as a means to make a difference in our local and global community. A look at her resume will reveal her ability to balance her schoolwork, extracurricular clubs, volunteering, and working at her job all while maintaining an admirable GPA.”

The $1000 Barbara and Clayton Kittinger scholarship was awarded to Olivia Waters. She will attend the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design this fall. Megan will pursue a degree in Studio Art. In Olivia’s scholarship essay, she wrote “Over the past five years I have watched my style evolve as my skill has matured. I uncovered my love of realism and portraitures throughout my high school art journey. Ultimately, coming to the realization that colored pencils are my preferred medium. Within the simple touch of its sharpened tip, a colored pencil gives me eloquent control. It grants me the authority to incorporate brilliant detail and masterful taste to my pieces. I have grown to love the artistic process and can’t imagine living without creating. It was confirmation to me that I should pursue a career in art when I won a National Silver Medal in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Being nationally recognized in the top 1% of artists confirmed my desire to pursue a career in art.”

Art League of Hilton Head is astounded by the talent of the youth in our community, especially individuals like Jacquelyn and Olivia. It is part of our mission to enhance the visual arts for people of all ages. If you would like to contribute to Art League’s scholarship fund, please email admin@artleaguehhi.org or call (843)681-5060 for more information.

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