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Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Gainesville Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship Award

This scholarship awards several annual scholarships for students 9th-12th grade in writing, performing, and visual arts.$5,000 in scholarships are awarded from each category (total of $15,000 annually).

  • 1st Place - $2,500
  • 2nd Place - $1,500
  • 3rd Place - $1,000

The 2022 Scholarship Cycle is closed, awards are pending.

Find out more about the requirements, entry forms, and deadlines for each of the scholarships:

Performing Arts
Announcement + Information

Writing Arts
Announcement + General Information

Visual Arts
Announcement + General Information
Entry Form
Quinlan Guidelines

2021 Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship Recipients:

Performing Arts
1st Place - Gaurv Gaur, Junior, Lakeview Academy
2nd Place - Bailey Godfrey, Junior, Chestatee High School
3rd Place - Nobi Roberts, Freshman, Lakeview Academy

Writing Arts
1st Place - Lydia Johnson, Sophomore, Lanier Christian Academy
2nd Place - Grayson Harris, Sophomore, Lanier Christian Academy
3rd Place - Ari Winfrey, Junior, Lanier Christian Academy

Visual Arts
1st Place - Alyssa McSpadden, Senior, Flowery Branch High School
2nd Place - Sheyli Turcias, Sophomore, East Hall High School
3rd Place - Sarah Durkin, Sophomore, North Hall High School

CLICK HERE to view all 2021 Youth Art Month Awardees

Kiwanis Performing Arts Showcase is usually held at the Annual Banquet at Chattahoochee Country Club in March. The winner continues on to represent the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville at the Georgia District Music Showcase

Kiwanis Visual Arts Showcase is held in partnership with the Quinlan Visual Arts Cetner's Youth Art Month in March. Winners continue on to represent the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville at the Georgia District Arts Showcase.

Kiwanis Writing Arts Competition is judged by university professors in the region.

The application process is in the Spring of each year. The scholarship fund is administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation.