Several new Cape Cod springtime scholarships announced

Local students encouraged to apply before approaching deadlines
Local scholarships help defray the rising cost of a college education.

Many Cape Cod foundations, organizations and companies have announced scholarships for local seniors and enrolled college students.  The amounts and requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship.

Cape Cod Chapter of the American Business Women Association

The Cape Cod ABWA is sponsoring three $1,500 scholarships. Monies to fund the scholarship are raised through out the year by the chapter. Female applicants must be: a United States citizen, a resident of Cape Cod and the Islands, in their second semester at an accredited college, vocational school or technical school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Details and applications are available online here.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 15, 2013. A national ABWA scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is also available.

Visit the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Business Women's Association here.

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod/Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod have teamed up to offer the Positively Different Arts Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program. This inaugural program will provide scholarships to five local students or established artists for undergraduate and/or post graduate studies in five mediums: music, dance, visual arts, theater arts and creative writing.

Scholarship applicants must be Cape residents home-schooled or graduating from a public or private school and already accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university.

Fellowship candidates must be working artists pursuing an advance degree. Fellowship recipients will be the Artist in Residence for the foundation for one year.

Applications are available here. The deadline to register is Monday, April 1, 2013. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

For more information about the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, click here. For more information about the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, click here.

South Yarmouth Library Board of Trustees

The South Yarmouth Library Board of Trustees is offering the Cecilia Siemen Scholarship in the visual arts. The $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is studying in the visual arts field and has completed one academic year at a college or art institute as of June 2013.

The application is available here or at the South Yarmouth Library. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

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