Gloria McLellan Scholarship for the Arts

This Agawam Community Artists and Artisans scholarship is presented in loving memory of Gloria McLellan. A resident of Agawam, and one of the founding members of the Agawam Community Artists and Artisans, Gloria pursued her love of visual art, expressing herself in many forms. Creating art well into her 90’s, Gloria considered herself a lifelong student. This scholarship is based on our belief that art and artists should be encouraged and supported by the community.


To financially assist high school seniors in obtaining education in visual arts related to pursuing a career in art.

Visual arts for the purpose of this scholarship are defined as – painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, graphic design, ceramics, and glasswork.

• The applicant must be a senior graduating from Agawam, Southwick, West Springfield, Westfield, or Springfield high schools.
• The applicant must be attending or scheduled to attend an accredited learning institution art program. This will be verified by the Scholarship Committee.
• The applicant must submit all of the following to the Scholarship Committee:
• Application
• Letter of recommendation by an art teach or mentor
• Photos of three personal works of art
• Personal Essay
• Applicants may be contacted for a live interview 

2024 Scholarship Application Packet is available now! – Click here

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