MODESTO — Applications are available for $1,000 college scholarships designed for graphic communications or art majors. Up to $5,000 in Al Barr Memorial Scholarships will be awarded.
The scholarship program, now in its 13th year, is geared for Stanislaus County high school graduates and Modesto Junior College students who are enrolled already or have been accepted by four-year colleges as graphic communications or art majors.
Barr, a former newspaper graphic artist and award-winning watercolorist, died in 2000. After working at The Bee and the Pasadena Star News, Barr opened his own graphic design studio in Modesto. Barr was a past president and 30-year member of the North Modesto Kiwanis Club, which directs the scholarship fund.
Application deadline is April 19.
Requirements include a completed application, two samples of original artwork, two or more letters of recommendation, a copy of current high school or college transcripts and a one-page letter on why the applicant seeks a career in graphic communications or art.
Students may download application information at the North Modesto Kiwanis Club website, www.northmodestokiwanis.org, and go to the scholarship page. For more information, call Ron Wilkinson at (209) 668-7627.
County foundation scholarships set
The Stanislaus Community Foundation Scholarship Program offers 55 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Applicants must be Stanislaus County residents, be attending college next year as a full-time student and maintain a B average.
Some scholarships require a specific area of interest to the donor, including high school attended, cultural background and academic and career focus.
For more information or to apply, visit http://stanislauscf.org. The 2013 scholarship period closes April 12.