Purpose: One of the primary purposes of The American Watercolor Society is to foster the appreciation of watercolor media. Such appreciation can be greatly enhanced by the actual experience of painting with watercolor. AWS has established a scholarship program to give art teachers with little or no experience with watercolor the opportunity to gain such experience. This experience can further enhance their instruction and influence their students in watercolor media.

Work Eligibility: Must be an art teacher currently working at a middle school, secondary school or college level institution in the United States.

Scholarship Criteria: AWS will fund the cost of tuition and materials for attending an instruction period in watercolor painting of at least five days but not more than 6 months in duration. The tuition stipend (up to $1000) is paid directly to the sponsoring organization conducting the instruction. AWS will provide “start-up” package of watercolor materials to the recipient.

Application Procedures: The application form is to be sent at least three months in advance of the start date of the instruction to:

Robert O’Brien
AWS Scholarship Program
2811 Weathersfield Center Road
Perkinsville, VT 05151

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American Watercolor Society is a nonprofit organization. Your contributions are appreciated and are tax deductible.

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