The Tuscarawas County Art Guild Scholarship

               In 2001, because of a generous donation from Delores Peters, the first art scholarship was given to Vivian Mosley, a deserving hard-working mother who commuted to Pittsburgh where she attended and later graduated with honors from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2003.  The Art Guild is fortunate to have our first recipient as a member who has given back tenfold. In all, Art Guild has awarded a total of fourteen art scholarships to a deserving Tuscarawas County high school senior or college student pursuing a career in the field of art.

               Because of a large donation from the Marlite Company in 2006, the Guild was able to give two scholarships: one to Alexis Victor, a 2012 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and to co-recipient, Logan Phillips who graduated from Asbury College of Kentucky in 2012 with a dual degree in Arts and Media communication.

                The remaining scholarships were awarded to the following recipients: Lauren Edwards, 2010; Chelsey Miller and Amber Johnson, 2011; Sydney Waltz, 2012; Tiffany La Coco, 2013; Emma Weaver, 2014; Lauren Singhaus, 2015; Rachel Immel & Madison Miller, 2016; Alyssa Ritter, 2017; Taylor App, 2018; and Brooke Sommers, 2019. Their career paths vary from architecture, graphic design, digital arts, painting, interior design, art education, motion picture production, photo illustration and applied communications to tattoo art.

               The Tuscarawas County Art Guild looks forward to presenting our 16th art scholarship to another deserving recipient in the Summer of 2020. Private and corporate donations will be accepted by the Art Guild by contacting Karen Thornton at 330 • 874 • 2368.

               The Tuscarawas County Art Guild Scholarship is presented to one student a year. If you have a family member or you know a local high school senior who is planning on studying any visual arts in college, please make them aware of the Art Guild's annual Art Scholarship Award. The application form is available as a download and you may also contact any local art teacher who have the forms available. Should you have questions, send a message on our contact form. 

2019 Tuscarawas County Art Guild Art Scholarship Recipient

Brooke Sommers

The Tuscarawas County Art Guild is pleased to introduce our new recipient of the 2019 art scholarship. Brooke is a 2019 graduate of Dover High School, and she will be attending Kent State University in the fall to pursue a career in art education. Currently, Brooke resides with her parents,

Lisa and Rodney Sommers of Dover.

During high school, Brooke was not only active in art taking all visual art classes offered, but also found time to pursue her interest by taking art lessons at the Tuscarawas Center for the Arts and Sunflower Studios. Additionally, Brooke became involved in Little Theater performing in 12 productions and has done stage make-up and stage backdrop. While being very involved in extra-curricular activities in high school, she took AP classes and was a member of the National Honor Society.

A reception for the Brooke will be held at the Center for the Arts to welcome her into the Art Guild Wall of Fame being the 15th to receive the art scholarship.

2018 Tuscarawas County Art Guild Art Scholarship Recipient

Taylor App, a Tusky Valley senior, was presented the 2018 Art Guild Art Scholarship May 15, during the scholarship award’s night program in conjunction with the guild spring art show & reception. In the fall, Taylor will be attending Kent State Stark majoring in painting in the fine arts department. Her parents are Gary and Maria App of Bolivar. 

2016 Tuscarawas County Art Guild Art Scholarship Recipients

Rachel Immel

Rachel Immel a Dover High School senior who will attend Bowling Green in the fall majoring in digital art. Daughter of Shaun And Jennifer Immel of Dover.

2017 Tuscarawas County Art Guild Art Scholarship Recipient

Alyssa Ritter
Alyssa is  a graduate of New Phila High School who is attending the Kent Tusc branch in the fall majoring in Interior Design.  She is the daughter of Beverly Ritter of New Philadelphia.
Madison Miller

Madison Miller a graduate of New Phila High School who is attending the Kent Tus branch majoring in art education. Daughter of Ronnie and Michelle Miller of New Philadelphia.


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