APS awards a 2-year $1,000 Scholarship to a graduating senior that will be attending College or University in the Fall each year. All entrants must email the form and four digital photos to the Scholarship Chairperson.
Entrants must be sponsored by an APS paid member.
The student must:
- major or minor in an art program for the two consecutive years
- submit, by email, 4 digital photos representative of their work by 12 midnight, June 30
- 72 dpi jpegs labeled as: Last Name_Title of Entry_Size _Medium.jpg
- present two-dimensional artwork, in any medium — not necessarily in pastel.
The student will also have to fill out a short questionnaire and send it to the APS Scholarship Chair.
Click to view the APS Scholarship Application.
An Austin artist, not associated with the Austin Pastel Society, will judge the applicants. The winner will be announced soon after the final entry date.
Carter Cordes was selected as the 2020 scholarship recipient. Bio and artwork follows:
My name is Carter Cordes, and I am a 17-year-old artist living in Austin, Texas. I’ve been making art my whole life. I plan to attend the University of North Texas and will be majoring in Studio Arts. My primary medium is oil paint, but I also enjoy graphite and several other mediums. I am inspired by Baroque and Renaissance art. I am passionate about creating compelling pieces that express ideas that are meaningful to me.
List of accomplishments:
— Grade 11: Gold Seal in State Visual Arts Scholastic Event; selected to be a part of a touring gallery
— Grades 10, 11, 12: Gold Key for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
— Grade 12: Scholastic American Visions Award
— Grades 11, 12: Silver Metal for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; selected out of 340,000 works of art and in the top 1% of art selected
— Grade 11: Art selected to hang in AISD Performing Arts Center
— Grades 10, 11, 12: Advanced to State Visual Art Scholastic Event
— Grades 10, 11: Received a Silver Seal at Visual Arts Scholastic Event
— Grades 11, 12: Member of National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society
— Grades 9, 10, 11, 12: Trustee Scholar Award
The previous scholarship recipient, Courtney Banh, below with some of her works, has a message for our members: Click to view.