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Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship

Congratulations to 2014 Scholar, Anne Marie Price of Forest Falls, CA!  

Anne Marie will be studying outdoor installation methods with Kim Larson and an intensive course on mosaic technique Sonia King in the coming year!

THE ROBIN BRETT MOSAIC SCHOLARSHIP was created to assist emerging and established mosaic artists in their professional development by funding an educational opportunity pivotal to the advancement of their careers.  This award is meant to foster the creative development of artists serious about expanding their knowledge of mosaic art.  The Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship reflects the goals of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), whose mission is to educate, inspire, and promote excellence in mosaic art.

Robin Brett

Robin Brett, (1955-2005). Scholarship program named in honor of Ms. Brett’s dedication to SAMA and the Mosaic Art Community worldwide and her belief that the future of the medium was through expanded educational opportunities for artists.

2014 Application Guidelines

Eligibility: • Applicants must be SAMA members for at least 12 months prior to applying. • Applicants must be 18 years or older, with a Social Security number • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in mosaic art, and must clearly articulate how a focused educational opportunity will support their growth as a mosaic artist Who is not eligible to apply? • SAMA Executive Director, current Board of Trustees and Advisory Board members, and their families • Groups, organizations, businesses, and 501(c)(3) tax exempt entities • One individual may not apply on behalf of another How many Scholarships will be awarded in 2014? • The Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship will award 1 scholarship in the amount $2000.00 for 2014. What types of learning experiences will be funded? • Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed learning experience will give them the critical skills and knowledge necessary to take their next big step as a mosaic artist. • Learning experiences provided by established, credible organizations and/or instructors. • Examples of acceptable learning experiences include workshops, classes, conferences, trainings, master classes and seminars. • Funding is not limited to mosaic-specific programs. Who will choose the Scholarship Recipient? The SAMA Scholarship committee will screen the applications for completeness, and then forward them to a volunteer panel of reviewers who will choose the Scholarship recipient. If I receive the Scholarship, will I be required to provide a follow-up report on my learning experience? Yes, within 30 days of completing your learning experience, you must provide a follow-up report that includes a written narrative along with images and a list of expenses. You are also required to talk about your experiences at the following SAMA Conference general meeting. If I receive the Scholarship, how will money be awarded? SAMA will pay one half of your scholarship ($1000.00) with in one month of the award. The second half ($1000.00) will be award upon receipt of your follow up report. How can I get an Application Form?

What are the key dates and deadlines 2014 Scholarship? Application available: May 2014 Application deadline: July 15, 2014 12:00am EDT Award Notification: September 15, 2014

Who do I contact if I have questions about the application process? • E-mail scholarship@americanmosaics.org call 817-507-9459 to speak to Julie Dilling, Scholarship Comm. Chair How can I donate to the Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship Fund? • Donate online  • Call 866-902-SAMA (866-902-7262) to donate via credit card. • Mail a check to: Society of American Mosaic Artists  P.O. Box 624  Ligonier, PA 15658 Please make check payable to “Society of American Mosaic Artists” and write “Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship Fund” on the memo line

*All Applications and supporting material will not be accepted after 12:00am EDT July 15,2014.


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