Art association donation benefits CFCC scholarships

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Wilmington Art Association co-Presidents Liz Hosier and Gale Smith present a check for scholarships to Dana McKoy, CFCC Director of Annual Giving. Photo courtesy CFCC.
Wilmington Art Association co-presidents Liz Hosier and Gale Smith present a check for scholarships to Dana McKoy, CFCC Director of Annual Giving. Photo courtesy CFCC.

The Wilmington Art Association has helped Cape Fear Community College students pursue their creative career paths.

The local group of 250 members recently gave $1,000 to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation for scholarships. The donation will fund two $500 scholarships for students who are taking art classes or are interested in pursuing art as a career, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

“The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to support young artists in the area so that they may pursue their career goals and focus on their craft. Art supplies can be expensive, so it is especially important to us to support those who are not able to afford materials,” association co-president Liz Hosier said.

Dana McKoy, CFCC’s Director of Annual Giving, agreed.

“We appreciate the Wilmington Art Association’s dedication to art students at CFCC,” she said. “Art students have added expenses beyond traditional textbooks, so these scholarships are really helpful.”

The Wilmington Art Association created its CFCC scholarship in 2011, supporting its goal to contribute to the local art community and encourage an appreciation of visual arts.

Click here to learn more about the CFCC Foundation.