Congratulations To Our Art Student Scholarship Winners

  • ​    Stella Martinelli- G-Star High School- Palm Springs
  •     Isabella Mayman- Fusion Academy- Boca Raton   


​​President Laura Jaffee 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
 FAU
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!

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The Wellington Art Society awarded Art Scholarships to Stella Martinelli, and Isabella Mayman at the Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 10, at the Wellington Community Center. The students shared information about influences and 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 22 years, the Wellington Art Society has each year awarded scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative graduating seniors from Palm Beach County for art-related college and university expenses and tuition. Past recipients have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists, and art advocates.  We are glad to add this year’s winners to the group of outstanding WAS Scholarship Award recipients throughout the years.  

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2020

About the WAS Scholarship Program:

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists. Scholarship awards may be used for art-related college and university tuition and fees, and other expenses such as art/photographic supplies, and books for visual arts classes.

To date, WAS has awarded over $130,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and arts advocates.

The WAS Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of our donors and through the proceeds from our art exhibitions and other events.

Am I eligible?

Students must reside in, AND attend high school in, Palm Beach County.
Students must be graduating in 2024.
Students must be planning on pursuing a visual arts degree in a 2- or 4-year college or university starting in the fall of 2024.
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0 in their senior year of high school.

What are the Important Dates and Deadlines?

Registration opens January 8th, 2024
Registration closes January 31st, 2024
Application opens January 31st, 2024
Application closes March 26th, 2024
Winners notified by April 23rd, 2024
Awards Ceremony the evening of May 8th, 2024

How do I register and apply for the WAS Scholarship?

We will make every effort to contact art teachers, guidance counselors, and principals at each high school in Palm Beach County with information on how to register and apply. We ask that these faculty and staff members communicate this information to their students. Students may also use the registration form that will be available on this website once registration is open.

There is a two-step process to apply: First the student will register and receive a registration number and application form. Then the student will complete and submit the application. The registration period opens January 8th, 2024, and lasts until January 31, 2024. Applications will be open from January 31, 2024, until March 26, 2024. Students who did not receive notification from their schools can still access the registration form from this website.  The form will be made available on this website on or about the first week of January.

Step-By-Step Instructions:
Complete the registration form and email it per instructions along with a Letter of Recommendation from a school faculty member acting as your sponsor by January 31st, 2024. 
Receive an email with a Registration Number and Application Form in return.
Complete the Application Form and email it by March 26th, 2024, application must also include:

Applicant’s artist statement and career goals
Up to five (5) digital images (.jpeg) of Applicant’s artwork.
Applicant’s Unofficial transcript from their school for GPA verification.

When will I be notified if I am awarded a Scholarship?

Successful applicants will be notified of their scholarship award by April 23rd, 2024. Scholarship Winners will receive their award certificate at the WAS Scholarship Awards Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, May 8th, 2024. At this ceremony, the winners will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and share their inspiration, process and future plans with Wellington Art Society members, and friends and family. Past WAS Scholarship winners are also invited to come and share about their academic, artistic, and career achievements.

How will I receive my scholarship money?

Scholarship recipients may expect that a check for the designated amount of the award will be sent directly to the college or university that the scholarship winner will be attending in the fall, to be held in the student’s school account. The scholarship may be applied towards tuition and or other school fees and expenses.

 When will the scholarship money be sent to my school?

The scholarship money will be mailed to the recipient’s school in June.

For additional information contact: 
Jan Gmitter
WAS Scholarship Chair
Email: WASartscholarship@gmail.com

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

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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.  

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 2022

2023 Scholarship Winners:

​Stella Martinelli & Isabella Mayman


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

Ashley Forkey and Sofia Vega

Wellington Art Society, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) corporation and contributions are deductible to the extent of federal law; Tax ID# 20-2246485.