The League of Milwaukee Artists is proud to present the 2021 Mel Tess Scholarship. Mel was a founding member of the League of Milwaukee artist, as well as a renowned local artist who was involved in the community that he is still giving back to today. Please see the Mel Tess Biography for more information about this popular Wisconsin Artist.
The $1000 scholarship will be offered to a High School student who is currently involved in the arts and is headed for a future of continuing education in the arts. To be eligible, a student must be a Senior in a Southeastern Wisconsin High School for the 2021-2022 school year and be headed to an art-based program after High School.
The following is required to be considered for this award:
The LMA committee, along with a representative from the Tess family will carefully consider all applicants, that have met the requirements and narrow our search down to three finalists that will be notified by mail and email by March 15th. These finalists will then be required to attend a short interview with the panel and present 2 more letters of recommendation. Our award winner will be notified by April 1st. That winner will then be presented with the award certificate at our May LMA meeting (recipient must be present). The actual monetary award will be mailed to the student after their first completed semester at the Art school they have chosen to attend. The LMA and the Tess family are committed to the arts in Wisconsin. We are always looking for ways to support the artists in our area, especially the talented young artists that will help shape the future of art in our community, nationally and abroad.
Eligibility, Requirements & Timeline
The Mel Tess Scholarship is presented by the League of Milwaukee Artists, and will be awarded to one High School student that will be a Senior in the 2021-2022 School year. The applicant must be headed for the arts in their higher educational endeavors. We are looking for applicants that reside and plan on attending a college or art-based school for further education, ideally in the Southeastern Wisconsin Area. The Scholarship will be awarded to the student after, and only upon proof of transcript of college, university or school they are attending in the Fall of 2021.
***Financial award will be given once proof of continuing education is established. It is up to the student to provide the transcripts of the college or university they attend.
To apply, fill out the online application along with uploading the required documents.
Any questions regarding the Mel Tess Scholarship, please contact, Kay Noel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, fill out the online application, along with uploading the required documents.
The Required Documents are: