The Franklin County Arts Guild recently presented an arts scholarship to Franklin County High School graduate Carly-Grace Pate.
Pate was awarded $2,000 to assist her with school expenses as she attends the University of Alabama at Huntsville where she will major in art photography.
According to the guild, Pate made participating in community service a priority during her four years in high school. Pate logged more than 500 volunteer hours that included mission work in other countries, making nursing home visits and tutoring elementary school students.
Pate has been awarded both the Governor’s Star Volunteer Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, sponsored by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
Pate was the first recipient of the newly endowed scholarship following the guild’s 2017 partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to establish the Franklin County Arts Guild Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The mission of the Franklin County Arts Guild is “to promote and support the arts and arts education in Franklin County.” The guild serves that mission by funding a higher education scholarship for an outstanding high school senior in Franklin County. The guild gave its first scholarship in 1986, and has given the scholarship every year since. Over the course of more than 30 years, the scholarship has gradually increased from $500 to $2,000.
For more about the guild’s scholarship fund, visit Franklin County Arts online at http://franklincoarts.weebly.com/scholarships.html.