Sponsored through the Salem Arts Association, SalemArts.org
Salem Arts Scholarships are awarded each spring to students pursuing the arts either through a university program or through an art school. We offer two scholarships, The Paula Beaulieu Art Scholarship for $1000 to a Salem High School senior, and the Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship for $1000 to any Salem resident graduating from a Salem school.
Download the Scholarship Application Form to apply for any Salem Arts Association Scholarship. Applicants do not apply for a specific scholarship. Our Scholarship committee will review all scholarship applications and award based on eligibility and other criteria.
Please complete the application form and provide the required information. If more space is needed, please use an additional sheet of paper and staple it to the application form.
A personal artist statement and 5 images (JPGs) are required along with the scholarship application.
Recommendations from your teachers are acceptable but not necessary.
If you have any question you may contact us at Scholarship@SalemArts.org
Mail your completed application postmarked by May 1, 2019 to:
Salem Arts Association
P.O. Box 226
Salem MA 01970
Email 5 JPGs of your artwork by Monday, May 1, 2019 to Scholarship@SalemArts.org
The Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship
Ellen Gibson Hardy (May 18, 1952 — June 18, 2017)
An artist at heart, Ellen forged a career in the Art, Graphic Design, and Publishing world. She founded her own company, Hardy House, which was a full-service Art and Design business of which she was the proprietor for over 19-years working with the likes of MIT, Harvard, Yale, and many other educational and professional organizations. During the years as president of Hardy House she began to exhibit her own artwork at galleries throughout New England and taught Graphic Arts at the Cambridge Adult Center for Education and at Phillips Academy where she also served as Director of Publications for over 14 years.
Ellen was a profound influence on the Salem artistic scene through her involvement with the Salem Public Arts Commission, the annual Salem Arts Festival, and Salem Arts Association, which she advocated heavily for. Ellen served for several years as a member and president of Salem Arts Association.
Award Purpose and Eligibility:
The Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship will award one scholarship of $1000 each spring to a senior-year student attending any Salem school (public, charter, or private) who is pursuing visual arts education either through a university program or through an art school in the fall following their graduation. Visual arts, graphic design, performing arts, music, acting, or other areas of creative expression will be considered. Ellen Hardy was a founding member and served as President of the Salem Arts Association through 2015. She was very active in contributing to the Salem Arts Associations success and was also a prolific artist and performer herself. We are honored to offer this scholarship program in her memory.