Untitled by Jacqueline Roberts

Two local high school seniors have been awarded scholarships by Art League of Hilton Head.

The $2,000 annual Art League Scholarship was awarded to Jacquelyn Roberts. She will attend Clemson this fall with a major in studio art.

Roberts won a number of art awards during her high school years, including third place in the 2019 South Carolina State Fair Student Art Competition. Her art teacher, Monique Dobbelaere, wrote in her recommendation letter that “Jacquelyn has participated twice in the Memory Project, a global arts initiative where high school art students create portraits for children around the globe in challenging situations. Jacquelyn created portraits for children in Pakistan and a young girl in a Syrian refugee camp. Her dedication to the arts is evident in her pursuit to achieve as well as to use her art as a means to make a difference in our local and global community.”

Roberts was a Junior Scholar and maintains her standing in the top 10% of her class.

The $1,000 Barbara Kittinger Scholarship was awarded to Olivia Waters. She will attend the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design this fall to pursue a degree in Studio Art.

In her scholarship essay, Waters wrote “I have grown to love the artistic process and can’t imagine living without creating. It was confirmation to me that I should pursue a career in art when I won a National Silver Medal in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Being nationally recognized in the top 1% of artists confirmed my desire to pursue a career in art.”

Art League’s scholarship program encourages students to develop their artistic skills and pursue a career in visual arts. The funding of this scholarship is made possible through charitable donations made to the organization. Due to a special memorial donation, Art League awarded an additional scholarship in 2019 and 2020, the Barbara Kittinger Scholarship.

Part of Art League of Hilton Head’s mission is to enhance the visual arts for people of all ages. For more information and to contribute to the scholarship fund, email admin@artleaguehhi.org or call 843-681-5060.