Polly Wood Crews Scholarship
Each year the Arkansas Committee awards the Polly Wood Crews Scholarship to an Arkansas woman artist to be used for educational purposes of the artist’s choice. Chosen from numerous applicants, the scholarship has enabled the selected artists to pursue opportunities for study and travel that have resulted in a significant impact on their work. It’s an investment in Arkansas women artists seeking to further their artistic skill and vision.
To issue a $2,000 scholarship to an outstanding woman artist from Arkansas, in pursuit and advancement of her artistic skills and talents.
Scholarships are unconditional awards granted in recognition of the artistic accomplishments and outstanding talent of the recipient. The scholarship award is made directly to the individual based on the creative excellence of the project or works submitted for review. The scholarship is a non-matching award. Recipients are responsible for any tax obligations under federal and state tax laws. The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts reserves the right not to make scholarship awards.
1. Applicant must be an Arkansas woman artist, 18 or older, residing in the state for at least one year.
2. Previous Arkansas Committee scholarship recipients are ineligible.
3. Current Arkansas Committee board members are ineligible.
4. Students may use scholarship for tuition or training in art programs.
5. Professional artists may use scholarship for travel, advanced training, and/or a specific project.
6. Scholarship will be awarded based on the Committee’s assessment of the proposed projects submitted.
7. Good quality digital images of three representative pieces of art should be submitted with the application.
- Image Requirements:
– File Format: JPEG only
– File dimension: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side – File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi
– File size: 3 MB maximum
– Images must be oriented correctly (vertical or horizontal)
– Maximum of 3 photos per entry
– No digital enhancements
8. Scholarship recipient must complete project within one year of scholarship award.
9. Recipient must submit a written report to the Scholarship Committee concerning how the funds were used.
10. Recipient must make an oral and visual presentation to the Arkansas Committee upon culmination of the project.
The deadline to apply is February 1 of each year.
For additional information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1995 – Cynthia Powell, Lisa Brumbelow
1996 – Brandy Banks, Jerri Miller, Lynn Hackney
1998 – Kathleen Holder
2000 – Debora Warren
2001 – Ramona Wood
2002 – Maria Botti Villegas
2003 – Ilayali Alvarez-Hallmark
2004 – Barbara Cade
2005 – Debbie Finley
2006 – Laura Waters
2009 – Diana Michelle Hausam
2010 – Katherine Strause
2012 – Mary Ann Stafford
2013 – Maxine Payne
2015 – Robin Miller-Bookhout
2016 – Beverly Buys