The Smith Mountain Arts Council recently awarded local students Hannah Grove and Victoria Rogers with $2,000 college scholarships.
Grove, a home-schooled student, will attend Liberty University with plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in studio arts and graphic design. She recently won first place, second place and the people’s choice award at last year’s SMAC Art Show.
Rogers, who was first in her class at Staunton River High School, plans to attend the University of Lynchburg and major in music education, with a goal to become a music educator at the elementary school level and to direct high school musicals. She held numerous offices at SRHS and was a volunteer mentor with SML Good Neighbors.
The scholarships will be paid to the students at $1,000 a year for the first two years of college. Students applying for the scholarships must demonstrate talent and commitment in the performing, visual or literary arts, and must exhibit academic merit.
SMAC scholarships are open to high school seniors at Franklin County High School, Gretna High School, SRHS, Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy and Christian Heritage Academy and home-schooled students in the geographical areas served by those schools. The scholarships, along with SMAC’s other youth programs, are part of its mission to comprehensively promote the arts at Smith Mountain Lake.
Visit www.smithmountainartscouncil.com to learn more.