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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

Performing Arts

Scholarship opportunities for the 2024 Performing Arts category have been completed. The 2024 Kiwanis Club of Gainesville Performing Arts Showcase, was held on February 27th 2024 at 6:00 p.m.. at Bourbon Brothers | Boot Barn.

Visual Arts

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.

Writing Arts

Kiwanis Writing Arts Competition is judged by university professors in the region.
Writing Arts Applications are NOW OPEN! Applications will be accepted through March 31st

To begin the application process:



For questions about the programs, applications, and entry, email:

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