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The Board of Trustees of the South Yarmouth Library Associatio n (SYLA), in collaboration with the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2024 Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts. Since 2002, SYLA has sponsored the Siemen Scholarship which 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.

For the 2024 cycle of this award, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, on behalf of SYLA, will be overseeing the application and evaluation process for this scholarship. Students who meet the conditions of eligibility as stated below 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, photography, animation, and multimedia works as well as sculpture, film, textiles and graphic arts. The $5,000 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. In addition, the recipient will have an opportunity for an opening reception and art show display at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.


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. The completed application is due April 1, 2024.

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