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The Dorothy and Bill Yeck Education Endowment

This special endowment enables The Dayton 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 that promote and enhance the development of promising artists. For information concerning any of these programs please call or email Educational Initiatives Coordinator Diane Stemper, 937-512-0148.

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. Students are nominated by art teachers in Miami, Montgomery and Greene counties in April of each year. The DMY Scholarship Studio is held in the studios at The Dayton Art Institute for one week in June. Nomination forms and portfolios may be dropped off at the museum from Friday May 9th through Saturday May 17, 2014.

Click on the link DMY Scholarship Studio Nomination Form for a nomination form. For more information, please call or email Educational Initiatives Coordinator Diane Stemper, 937-512-0148.

Yeck High School Scholarship

Twelve high school students are selected by a competitive portfolio process, then taught and mentored by college students chosen for the Yeck College Artist Fellowship. Recipients commit to attendance at nine college-level classes during the winter of 2015. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for this program. For more information, please call or email Educational Initiatives Coordinator Diane Stemper, 937-512-0148.

To apply, applicants must electronically submit the following by November 21, 2014:

  • A one-page essay about the importance of art in his or her life.
  • Include at the top of the page: student’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address and name of school s/he is attending, school grade, name and contact of an art teacher student has worked with.
  • Three jpg. images of 1 MB or less, depicting a 2-D or 3-D artwork created by the applicant. Images should not be altered in any way with software programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • Each jpeg image must be labeled with student’s name and then a number that corresponds with list. For example: JaneDoe_1
  • A check list with each artwork title, medium, size and date created.

Submit images and documents to Diane Stemper.

Yeck College Artist Fellowship

Four college art students are selected to teach and mentor 12 select high school students. The Fellowship recipients provide intensive instructional studio 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. For more information, please contact Educational Initiatives Coordinator Diane Stemper, at 937-512-0148.

Congratulations to the 2014 Yeck College Artist Fellowship recipients:

Arend Neyhouse, Sinclair Community College
Sarah Rodriguez, Wright State University
Jessica Williams, Sinclair Community College
Micah Zavacky, Wright State University

The deadline to apply for the 2015 Fellowship is July 30, 2014.

Download the application flyer

Applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter with information about the college art program being attended and how to contact the applicant
  • Eight jpg. images of 1 MB or less, depicting a 2-D or 3-D artwork created by the applicant
  • A list with each artwork title, medium and size
  • An artist’s statement
  • A one-page essay stating your opinion on one of the following: the role of artists as educators or the importance of art education.
  • A letter of recommendation from an educator or artist

Submit images and documents to Diane Stemper.

Fellowship recipients receive:

  • $1,000 for materials to create artwork for the exhibition in The Dayton Art Institute
  • Teaching and Museum work experience
  • Instruction and mentoring by DAI Education Department staff




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