Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod support local art students with “POSITIVELY DIFFERENT Arts Foundation Scholarship Program

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod teamed up to support local art students through the Third Annual “POSITIVELY DIFFERENT Arts Foundation Scholarship Program“.  The program will award $1000 each to five local students pursuing undergraduate studies in arts-related fields in 2015.

Positively Different Scholarship winners include Kaylee Wallace from Nauset Regional High School in Orleans who is planning a double major in Music and Business at Brandeis in the Fall. Meghan Welchman of South Yarmouth graduated from Monomoy Regional High School and received a scholarship for her Dance and Ballet training. Alexandra Axon from Falmouth High School will be continuing her work in writing as she studies English at Trinity College.

Also from the Upper Cape, Grace Kennedy from Bourne High School received the Theater scholarship to study at Pace University. The Visual Arts scholarship was awarded to Sander Goldman of Brewster, a student at Sturgis Charter Public High School for his pursuit of a degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.

“As a local community bank, we’re proud to partner with worthy organizations across the Cape to create opportunities for Cape Codders that are truly positively different,” said Joel Crowell, President and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. “In a time when it’s more expensive than ever to attend college, we’re happy that over the last 3 years we’ve been able to assist 15 local high school seniors in pursuing degrees in the arts, and we’re grateful to the staff and board of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod for facilitating these scholarships.”

Scholarship applications were accepted  from students who are graduating from a public or private school or a home education program living on Cape Cod in the spring of 2015 and who were accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university. Selections were made based on the quality of the submissions, excellence of the work and academic achievement.

According to David Kaplan, Executive Director of the Arts Foundation, “We are very pleased to continue our partnerhip with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod to provide scholarships to students pursuing degrees and careers in the arts. The excellence of the applications we received underscores the tremendous talent and discipline of the students that reflects the quality of the schools that were represented.”

About The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Barnstable County’s regional arts agency, provides artistic, cultural, and educational programs in every town on Cape Cod, with an emphasis on supporting arts education initiatives, individual artists, and cultural organizations throughout the year.  For further information about the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, please visit, call the AFCC at 508-362-0066, or email [email protected].   For a full listing of Arts & Culture events across Cape Cod, please go to

About The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank withover $800 million in assets. Established In 1921, the bank celebrated its milestone 90th Anniversary in 2011. The bank is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; in Marstons Mills at 3840 Falmouth Road; in North Falmouth at 660 North Falmouth Highway; in Falmouth at 649 Main Street and coming soon to the corner of Route 28 (Davis Straits) and Worcester Court (opening 2016).  For more information please visit,, or call 508.568.3400.

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