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The $5,000 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts

Purpose of the Scholarship

The Board of Trustees of the South Yarmouth Library Association has sponsored, since 2002, the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of Cecelia Siemen by her family to provide financial aid to a visual arts student enrolled in a college, university or art institute. Students who meet the conditions of eligibility as outlined in the application and who believe they show the most promise for development in one or more areas of the Visual Arts are encouraged to apply. Visual arts is understood to include, but is not limited to, painting in any medium, graphic arts, sculpture, photography, animation, film and textile art.  

The award is aimed at advancing the study and knowledge of someone who is likely to make  future contributions in the visual arts field. There are no residency requirements. Applicants near and far are considered equally for this award. The recipient will have an opportunity to display examples of their art work in the South Yarmouth Library and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod from June 1 – July 4, 2021.  

The award is to be used for the recipient’s qualified educational expenses such as tuition, fees and course materials at an eligible college, university, or art institute.

2021 Scholarship Winner Gillian Arden

The South Yarmouth Library Association is pleased to announce that Gillian Arden, a student at Maine College of Art pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration, has been awarded the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts.

2020 Scholarship Winner Caroline Brodt

Caroline Brodt, of Barnstable, is currently a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Advertising Photography.