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Susan Jane Russell College Scholarship

The Susan Jane Russell College Scholarship is awared to a high school senior planning on attending a community college, college, university, or art school in the fall of 2020, majoring in the visual arts or arts education.

The 2020 Schack Art Center Scholarship Recipient along with all Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention Scholastic Art Award Recipients will be honored at an Awards Ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. The public is invited to view the Scholastic Art Portfolio Exhibit, January 29-February 23 in the Emerging Young Artists' Gallery at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 10-6pm; Saturday, 10-5pm; and Sunday, 12-5pm.

Get help with your art portfolio

Art Portfolio Review & Consultation for Students: October 15, 4:30-6:30pm, Schack Art Center. This is a great opportunity for students to get feedback on their portfolios in preparation for the Susan Jane Russell College Scholarship, as well as other college scholarship applications. 

This event is FREE. Please RSVP to Nancy Bell, nbell@schack.org

About the Susan Jane Russell Scholarship

Schack Art Center's college scholarship was first funded by a group of local artists who noticed the absence of scholarships for young artists in the community. They created an endowment at the Schack Art Center (then known as the Arts Council of Snohomish County) and over the past 30 years, contributors have increased the scholarship fund. A high school senior with plans to pursue a career in art is selected for the award every February through the Scholastic Art Awards.

The scholarship name was changed several years ago to honor Susan Jane Russell who was instrumental in bringing the Scholastic Arts program to Snohomish County. Russell was an acclaimed artist who was honored as the Schack's first Artist of the Year in 1992. She also was a beloved art teacher at Snohomish High School for more than 20 years. 

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Submission Deadline: January 8, 2020

Students interested in submitting a portfolio for the Susan J. Russell College Art Scholarship must do so through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the "Scholarship Letter 2020" with all the details for entry.

Entry instructions for our region may also be accessed by going to our affiliate web page at www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/WA001A.

Please email Nancy Bell, nbell@schack.org, with any questions.

Mailing or Drop-off: Either mail or drop-off the signed submission form and $25 processing fee. Our address is Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 98201. If mailing, please include, Attn: Nancy Bell. All paperwork needs to be to the Schack by 6pm on Tuesday, January 8.

The Susan Jane Russell Art Scholarship recipient will be notified by January 22 and examples of the student’s art will be on display at the Regional Scholastic Art Portfolio Exhibit, January 29-February 23. The exhibit hours are: Monday-Friday, 10-6 p.m.; Saturday 10-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.   

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