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The Wellington Art Society presented Art Scholarships to Sofia Vega and Ashley Forkey at the Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 11, at the Wellington Community Center. The students shared insights about their work and plans for the future. The recipients  were selected by the Scholarship Committee based on their artistic creativity , academic accomplishments , Community Service, and art career goals.

Over the past 21 years , the Wellington Art Society has awarded scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within the community. We are glad to add this year’s winners to the group of outstanding Scholarship Award recipients throughout the years.  

​​President Laura Jaffee with 2022 Scholarship Winners: Ashley Forkey and Sofia Vega


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Wellington At Society 2019 Scholarship Recipients

​​​​WAS President, Laura Jaffe with 2022 Scholarship Winners:

Ashley Forkey and Sofia Vega

Congratulations To Our 3 Art Student Scholarship Winners

  • ​   Olivia Cunningham - The King's Academy
  •    Sasha Bass - Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA)​
  •    Makena Vargo - American Heritage

High School
Katherine Hofmann A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Carly Cardenas Jupiter High School
Ayo Afariogun RPB Community High School
Maura Wilson A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Rachel Lee Atlantic Community High School
Keith (Khanh) Truong St. Andrew's School
Buu Truong                  
Cristina Szyszko                             
Isabella Hernandez 

The Wellington Art Society presented eight art scholarships at its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 10 at the Wellington Community Center. The awards were presented to graduating seniors in Palm Beach County who are planning a college major in visual arts. The evening featured a meet-and-greet, and scholarship recipients showed their artwork.

The Award winners were selected  by the WAS Scholarship Committee  and Scholarship Chair Lynn Doyal for their artistic excellence, academic achievements, community service, and  art career goals .  We are glad to add these students to our group of Scholarship Award Recipients over the past 20 years.

Congratulations To Our Art Student Scholarship Winners

  • ​    Ashley Forkey- St. Andrew’s School
  •     Sofia Vega - Boca Raton High School

Keyi Che

The Kings Academy

Recently WAS announced two art scholarship winners, Jillian Tarini from Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Keyi Che from The Kings Academy. Each year WAS members and WAS Scholarship Chair, Lynn Doyal, review application submissions from art students at local high schools and universities. Out of this years submissions, Tarini and Che were selected due to excellence in arts and academics as well as artist career goals. 

Congratulations to this years winners!




About Wellington Art Society Scholarship 

The Wellington Art Society accepts applications for several art scholarships that will be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. Registration information will be sent to art teachers, guidance counselors, and principals at each school with information on how to register and apply.  This year there will be a two- step process: First the student will register and receive a registration number and then the student will complete the Application Process.

The registration period will begin January 9 and last until January 31, 2023, after which the application process will be open until March 26, 2023.   For those students who did not receive notification from their schools they can access the Registration form from this website.  The form will be made available on this website on or about the first week of January. 

General Steps and Criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

* Complete the Registration Form and email it per its instructions along with a letter of recommendation from a school faculty member acting as your sponsor.  Do this by January 31.
*Receive a Registration number and Application Form in return.
*Complete the Application Form and email it by March 26 based on the following criteria:
            - Students must reside and go to school in Palm Beach County
            - Students must be graduating in 2023
             - Students must be planning on pursuing a visual arts degree in a 2 or 4 year college or university starting in 2023
             - Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0 in their senior year of high school
             - Students must provide an artist statement and career goals
             - Students must provide up to 5 jpeg photographs of their art work.- Student must provide an unofficial

               transcript from their school for GPA verification.

For additional information contact:  
WAS Scholarship Chair- Barry Stefan 717-371-8690
Email: WASartscholarship@gmail.com

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses, such as, art or photographic supplies, and books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, events, activities, and donations help support the scholarship fund.

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