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
2021 Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship Recipients:
1st Place - Gaurv Gaur, Junior, Lakeview Academy
2nd Place - Bailey Godfrey, Junior, Chestatee High School
3rd Place - Nobi Roberts, Freshman, Lakeview Academy
1st Place - Lydia Johnson, Sophomore, Lanier Christian Academy
2nd Place - Grayson Harris, Sophomore, Lanier Christian Academy
3rd Place - Ari Winfrey, Junior, Lanier Christian Academy
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
Kiwanis Performing Arts Showcase is usually held at the Annual Banquet at Chattahoochee Country Club in March. In 2021, the Annual Banquet was moved to May and the performances were presented and judged in an alternative, COVID-19 safe, way. 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. The 2021 scholarship round has ended but please check back in February of 2022 for additional details.