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The Dorothy and Bill Yeck Education Endowment
This special endowment enables the art institute to offer the Dorothy Myers Yeck Scholarship Studio, the Yeck High School Scholarship and the Yeck College Artist Fellowship. These endowed programs present unique educational opportunities to promote and enhance the development of promising artists. For information concerning any of these programs call (937) 223-5277, ext. 335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dorothy Myers Yeck Scholarship Studio
Sixteen sixth and seventh grade students are selected for an opportunity to strengthen their artistic skills in a studio setting. Students are instructed in the fundamentals of art while working with a variety of media. Art teachers in Miami, Montgomery and Greene counties receive program information and nomination forms in April of each year.
Yeck High School Scholarship
Twelve high school students are selected by a competitive portfolio process taught and mentored by college students chosen for the Yeck College Artist Fellowship. Recipients attend eight college level classes during the winter of 2013. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for this program.
To apply, applicant must submit:
- A one-page essay about the importance of art in their life.
- A portfolio containing one of the following: three pieces of 2-D artwork; three slides or photos of 3-D artwork; a combination of the above.
- The student’s name must be on each artwork, slide or photo. The student’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address must be clearly labeled on the outside of the portfolio. The name of their school and art teacher should be included if applicable.
- Bring portfolios to The Dayton Art Institute’s Education Department.
Congratulations to the 2013 Yeck High School Scholarship recipients:
Kristen Brady, Dayton Christian High School
Alexa Counts, Russia Local High School
Alissa Deal, Dayton Christian High School
Juan Erazo, Wayne High School
Chelsea Everson, Waynesville High School
Samantha Gray, Waynesville High School
Katie Loch, Kettering Fairmont High School
Hailey Maruca, Dayton Christian High School
Monika Schilling, Dayton Christian High School
Edward Steffani, Dayton Christian High School
Ashleigh Stewart, Archbishop Alter High School
Stephanie Yao, Beavercreek High School
Yeck College Artist Fellowship
Four college art students are selected to teach and mentor twelve select high school students. The Fellowship recipients provide intensive instructional studios classes for these students. An ability to share their artistic knowledge in an informative and motivational manner is essential. Fellowship recipients will create a new body of artwork for a joint Yeck College Artist Fellow Exhibition in the museum. Museum visitors will be able to view the work of these four college students in the South Extended Galleries from April 27 through mid-August.
Congratulations to the 2013 Yeck College Artist Fellowship recipients:
Aaryn Combs, Wright State University
James Kidd, Wright State University
Chloe McEldowney, University of Dayton
Abigail Maurer, University of Dayton
Fellowship recipients receive:
- $1,000 for materials to create artwork for exhibition in The Dayton Art Institute.
- Experience mentoring and teaching 12 select high school art students.
To apply, applicant must submit:
- A cover letter with information about the college art program being attended and how to be contact the applicant.
- Slides or CD-ROM of six artworks labeled with artist’s name. Include a slide list with artist’s name, artwork title, medium used and size. Slides and CD-ROMs will not be returned and become the property of The Dayton Art Institute.
- An artist’s statement.
- A one page essay stating your opinion on one of the following; - the role of artists as educators; - the importance of art education.
- A letter of recommendation from an educator or artist.
The Dayton Art Institute
Attn. Mary Beth Whitley
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio 45405
Applications for the 2014 Yeck College Fellowship will be accepted through June 30, 2013. Call 937-223-5277, ext. 335 or email email@example.com for more information.