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The 2022 Jewell Pratt Burns Art Scholarship

The Prince William Art Society has awarded competitive scholarships every academic year from 2008 until 2020 and 2021 when the CV-19 pandemic interrupted public life in both public and private schools. Unable to work through the schools or utilize public spaces as necessary for meetings and interviews, PWAS was forced to withdraw this opportunity from talented county students until this year, 2022. 

We are pleased to announce we have now resumed our support of student talent. A $1,000 scholarship is again be presented annually, to each of up to two students selected from all eligible applicants. Any Prince William County student in 12th grade in any public or private school or who is home schooled, who is preparing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or Art Education, is eligible to apply for the 2022 Jewell Pratt Burns Art Scholarship.  

The application and deadlines are available online here and should be consulted for information on the requirements and procedures for entry. 

Scholarship/Community Outreach Programs

Monday, May 23, 2022  PWAS Scholarship Awards

On 23 May 2022 the Prince William Art Society held the 13th Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship award ceremony, named for longstanding member from the original Woodbridge Art Guild.  The two students selected, Ayanna Rowe and Anne Wu, each received  a $1000 scholarship. Both students attend Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. 

Both students will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Ayanna Rowe, Ana Quispe (PWAS President), Jewell Pratt Burns, and Anne Wu, their art and a cake to celebrate!

May 27, 2019 PWAS Scholarship Awards

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Avery Engstrom & Wilson Stearns

The Prince William Art Society has awarded the Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarships every academic year since 2008 to selected Prince William County students in the 12th grade preparing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or Art Education. This year, two students received $1,000 each to help them pursue their Fine Arts dreams. The winners this year are Wilson Stearns of Charles J. Colgan Senior High School and Avery Engstrom of Forest Park Senior High School. All the entrants this year were exceptionally talented.

The 2018 recipient of the Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship was awarded on May 28, 2018 to Jacqueline Gottschalk, a student from Battlefield High School. Funds for the scholarships have been raised by profits from workshops and the sale of note cards made from members’ original art. 

May 28, 2018 PWAS Scholarship Awards

On 22 May 2017 the Prince William Art Society held it's annual Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship award ceremony. Two students going on to study for degrees in Fine Arts were each awarded $1,000 scholarships. Certificates and checks were presented by Ms. Burns to Elisha Dukes of Woodbridge Senior High School and to Malayna Moorer of Stonewall Jackson High School to celebrate their artistic talent and to support them as they go on to study Fine Arts and forge a career in the Arts. 

The community has been, and continues to be, supportive of our efforts to assist our next generation of artists. The application is available on-line and should be consulted for information on the requirements and the deadline for entries.

On 23 May 2015 the Prince William Art Society held it's annual Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship award ceremony. The $1,000 scholarship was presented by Ms. Burns to Justine Kraynak of Woodbridge Senior High School to celebrate her artistic talent and to support her as she goes on to study Fine Arts in higher education. 

The community has been, and continues to be, supportive of our efforts to assist our next generation of artists. The application is available on-line and should be consulted for information on the requirements and the deadline for entries.

On 21 May, the 2014 the Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship, named for a longstanding member of the Prince William Art Society, was presented at our annual awards ceremony, by its namesake to: 

Rachel Chung from Osbourn Park High School, Manassas, Virginia, who plans on continuing her studies at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia and Ruby Williams from Patriot High School, Nokesville, Virginia,  who plans on continuing her studies at Virginia Commonwealth   University, Richmond, Virginia. 

The community has been, and continues to be, supportive of our efforts to assist our next generation of artists. The application is available on-line and should be consulted for information on the requirements and the deadline for entries.

Rachel Chung

Ruby Williams

On 15 May, the 2013 Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship, named for a longstanding member of the Prince William Art Society, was presented at our annual awards ceremony, by its namesake to: Catherine Winings of Woodbridge Senior High School who plans on continuing her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and Jared Goodman of Brentsville District High School, who plans on continuing his education in the arts the Art Institute of Washington-Dulles.

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Catherine Winings

The 2012 Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship, named for a longstanding member of the society, was given by its namesake to Victoria Lafranchise of Woodbridge High School and Julia Moore of Forest Park High School at our annual awards ceremony. 

Both recipients are bound for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, where they intend to study art.  

In May 2011 the Prince William Art Society presented the IV Annual Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship Awards of $1000 each to two extremely talented Prince William County High School art students.   

Recipients were Taylor Fox, graduating student from Brentsville District High School, who will be attending the Arts Program at UVA and Christopher Green, a graduating student from Osborn Park High School, who will also be attending the Arts Program at UVA.

In May 2010 the Prince William Art Society presented the III Annual Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship Awards of $1000 each to two extremely talented Prince William County High School art students.  

 Our recipients were Sompaseth Chounlamany of Brentsville District High School and Kamille Jackson of Woodbridge High School. 

Both students are continuing their art studies in college. Funds for the scholarships have been raised by profits from workshops and the sale of note cards made from members’ original art. 

The 2009 recipients of the Annual Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship Awards were Caleb Fletcher  and  Liddy Seager.  Each student received $1000.

The 2008 recipients of the Annual Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship Awards of $1000 each were to two extremely talented students Danny Morgan and Brittany Person.

In 2007, member Alice La Bier proposed that the Prince William Art Society expand its goals to include raising money to award a scholarship to students within the Prince William County school system. The board brought the proposal before the membership, who voted to support the scholarship. 

  

Members contributed original works of art to our first fundraiser in 2007,which produced a lovely art calendar. We had a good response and hence in the spring of 2008 our first 'Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship’ was awarded to two high school students who were pursuing further education in the Arts.

Subsequently, in 2008 further art was donated and this fundraising effort produced fine quality note cards, suitable for framing which were updated for 2011 and enabled the continuation of the scholarship. The community has been, and continues to be, supportive of our efforts to assist our next generation of artists.  The application is available on-line and should be consulted for information on the requirements and the deadline for entries.

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