Palmetto Quilt Guild Incorporated
PROMOTING THE ART OF QUILTING IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY
PQG VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
Each spring, the Palmetto Quilt Guild offers a scholarship to high school seniors, living in Beaufort County or graduating from a public or private school in Beaufort County, who will pursue an education in visual arts (including, but not limited to photography, graphic design, textile arts, ceramics, sculpture, and architecture). The applicant must be accepted into a 2 or 4-year institution of higher learning, complete an application, and submit 2 letters of recommendation and 3 to 5 examples of their artwork to the Guild.
Deadline for submitting a 2023 PQG Scholarship application is April 17, 2023. Here is a link to the application.
2022 PQG SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Alexandra Fisher - Hilton Head High School
This year, the recipient of the $2,000 Scholarship is Hilton Head Island High School Senior, Alexandra Fisher. Alexandra will be majoring in Graphic Design at Auburn University and will pursue a career as a product designer upon graduation. On May 24th, 2022, Patty Supcoe and Mary Willis, Scholarship Co-Chairs, attended the Hilton Head Island High School Award Night to present Alexandra with the scholarship and a quilt made by Donna Simmons.
Alexandra is a member of the Nation Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National Beta Club , and Mathematics Honor Society. She played softball at the Varsity level, as well as basketball. She was awarded a Gold Key and three Silver Keys in the Scholarship Art Competition 2022, and various other art awards. She provided four examples of her portraiture as part of her scholarship application which demonstrated her artistic abilities. The Varsity Softball Coach and the Art Instructor wrote glowing letters in support of Alexandra and her accomplishments. She plans on pursuing internships and community involvment experiences to widen her scope of knowledge and experience. Congratulation Alexandra.