The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod have teamed up to support local art students through the Second Annual “POSITIVELY DIFFERENT Arts Foundation Scholarship Program“.  The program will award funding to five local students for undergraduate studies in arts-related fields in 2014. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2014.    

Scholarships will be provided in five different mediums – music, dance, visual arts, theater arts and creative writing.

The application, which includes an essay, can be downloaded at www.artsfoundation.org.  Those eligible for scholarships include any student who is graduating from a public or private school or a home education program living on Cape Cod in the spring of 2014 and who has been accepted into a degree program at an accredited college or university.

According to Kevin Howard, President & CEO of the Arts Foundation, “We are excited to once again be partnering with the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod to offer scholarships to Barnstable County students pursuing careers in the creative sector. We expect again to discover a wide depth and breadth of talented graduates from our region’s high schools, deserving of this assistance.”

Added Joel Crowell, President of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod:  “The arts community is part of the backbone of Cape Cod and part of what it makes this such a special place to live and visit. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod does a tremendous job of supporting, encouraging and providing resources for our local artists.  We’re thrilled to partner with them in this wonderful new endeavor, which we anticipate will be an annual program.”

Applications are due by May 15, 2014 and winners will be announced on June 1, 2014.  The scholarships will be awarded at a luncheon in the winners’ honor.  For additional details on the program, visit www.artsfoundation.org.

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 www.artsfoundation.org, call the AFCC at 508-362-0066, or email [email protected].

About The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank.  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; and a Loan and Business Development Center in Falmouth at 649 Main Street.  A new, full service branch is scheduled to open in North Falmouth in early 2013. For more information please visit www.mycapecodbank.comwww.facebook.com/mycapecodbank, or call508.568.3400.

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