CLEARWATER - Since 1985, the Miniature Art Society of Florida has awarded more than 80 scholarships, totaling more than $110,000, to Pinellas County high school seniors who wish to continue their education in the fine arts.
In 2013, MASF budgeted $6,000 for its scholarship endeavors, which may be offered in $500 to $2,000 awards depending upon the number of applicants who qualify. MASF encourages aspiring young artists in high school senior classes to apply for this scholarship opportunity.
Scholarship applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8. Applicants will be interviewed on Saturday, March 16 or 30.
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.