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The El Paso Museum of Art Invites the Public to Apply for Children and Adult Class Scholarships for Summer Classes June – August 2010

The El Paso Museum of Art received generous awards from Morgan Stanley Foundation and JPMorgan Chase totaling $5,000. The awards will fund 50 scholarships for El Paso area youth and adults to attend summer art classes between June and August 2010. Each scholarship, in the amount of $100, will be used to cover the cost of tuition and supplies. Classes include working with clay, learning to draw, painting portraits, creating zines, and more.

A complete listing of classes is available on-line at http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/classes.asp.

Interested students may apply by filling out the scholarship form available on-line or by requesting the form via email or a hard copy at zamarripali@elpasotexas.gov. Scholarships are based on financial need, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship recipients are placed in classes based on availability and student age. Specific class requests will be considered but are not guaranteed. Applications will be accepted until scholarship funds are exhausted.

Scholarships for adults are also available through the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation in Memory of Isaac Lopez. The scholarships, in memory of art advocate and art consultant Isaac Lopez, are specifically available to adults ages 15 years of age and older. Each scholarship can be applied to an adult summer workshop or class to cover the cost of tuition.

For more information, or to apply for scholarships please contact Laura Zamarripa, Museum School Coordinator, at (915) 532 – 1707 x 27.

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