Zara B. Kimmey Award $1000
Bill Milliken Award $500
Aida Snow/Elaine Goldman Award $500
Erica A Vitucci
Barry W. Hopkins Award $500
An important facet of NYSATA's mission is to support students who wish to pursue higher education in the visual arts. NYSATA currently awards the following five scholarships each year.
The Zara B. Kimmey Scholarship ($1000), named for a founding member of NYSATA, and the Bill Milliken Scholarship ($500), named for a long-time representative of Binney and Smith, have enabled many students to help purchase supplies and supplement tuition. These one year awards were established in honor of two NYSATA members who provided exemplary service to the field of art education. Zara B. Kimmey was the founder of NYSATA and the first Art Education Associate in the New York State Education Department. Bill Milliken, a Vendors' representative on the NYSATA board encouraged generous support for art education from the manufacturers and distributors of art materials.
The Elaine Goldman and Aida Snow Scholarships (2 scholarships at $500 each) were generously endowed by Ms. Snow and Ms. Goldman. Ms. Elaine Goldman is a retired LIATA/Nassau member who continues to participate at the regional level, and is a frequent presenter at the state conference. Regretfully Ms. Aida Snow has passed away, but she has left a legacy of enabling NYSATA to help visual art students in New York State pursue their dreams.
The Barry W. Hopkins Award ($500) is our newest scholarship award, added in 2008. Barry Hopkins was a teacher of art in the Catskill Central School District for 37 years. He had a passion for teaching and for sharing his love of the Hudson River School of Art and the Catskill Mountains. He was known for his connection to earth and nature, and he taught his students to honor and clebrate the natural world through their art. An active and contributing NYSATA member for many years, Barry gave endless numbers of workshops, chaired conferences, and contributed to and participated in the NYSATA Summer Institute since it's inception. His positive influence in the art world lives on through the many lives he touched and will also continue through this scholarship.
These scholarships are open to any graduating senior who is a student of a NYSATA member, intends to pursue a career in visual arts, and has been accepted by an art school or college art program. The award is presented at the annual NYSATA convention in November of each year. Winning students and their parents or guardians are invited to the awards ceremony as guests of the Association. For students who cannot attend the ceremony, other arrangements are made for payment of the awards.
Scholarship winners are determined by a committee composed of NYSATA members from at least three different NYSATA regions. The Zara B. Kimmey scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to the student in first place. Winners shall be determined based on their demonstration of commitment to the visual arts; development of a personal voice or vision; and evidence of mastery of the elements and principles of design in a range of media.
An Application Form and Checklist of supporting material have been provided and may be copied as many times as needed. Please use both forms in making your submission. The completed application, along with all required materials, must be postmarked by May 31 of each year. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Notification of awards will be sent out by the end of June of each year.