Since 1985, the Miniature Art Society of Florida has awarded more than 80 scholarships, totaling more than $113,000, to Pinellas County high school seniors who wish to continue their fine arts education beyond high school.
MASF has budgeted $6,000 for its 2014 scholarship endeavors. Scholarship will range from $500 to $1,500 depending upon the number of applicants who qualify.
In 2014, for the first time, MASF will accept applications from previous recipients who are Pinellas County residents, and who are continuing their fine art college education in their sophomore and junior year.
Scholarship applications must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 7. Qualified applicants will be notified no later than Feb. 21 and interviewed on Saturday, March 8 or Saturday, March 22.
The primary purpose of MASF scholarships is to encourage young artists to pursue a career in the fine arts, whatever their creative goals may be.
MASF hopes that scholarship recipients will be motivated to create miniature art in the future, and that miniature art aficionados from around the world will be able to enjoy those creations in a future MASF annual show.
MASF encourages aspiring young artists in high school senior classes, and former recipients pursuing college fine arts education, to apply for this scholarship opportunity.