Rosalee Taylor Hume Scholarship Recipients
The Rosalee Taylor Hume Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 by the Sebastian River Art Club to recognize and honor Rosalee, one of its founding members.
Rosalee Hume was not only a superb painting artist, but also a gifted sculptress. Rosalee sculpted the beautiful bronze statue of Paul Kroegel, the first Warden of the National Wildlife Preserve (Pelican Island), that stands on Indian River Drive, across from Riverview Park. The North Indian River County Library proudly displays a bust of Bama Vickers Lawson, who moved with her parents to Sebastian in 1908, and became a noted resident through her milliner - dressmaker business, her efforts on behalf of the community, and for her extensive personal library, which was donated to the Women's Club of Sebastian following her death in 1985 at the age of 103.
Two $1,000 scholarships are open to graduating seniors from Sebastian River High School and Indian River Charter High School, who are pursuing a career in the arts, and have been involved in art classes during their high school years. The Scholarships are based on student's desire to pursue a future career in the arts, their artistic abilities, financial need, art teacher's input, extracurricular activities, and a written commentary by the applicant. Applications are submitted in early Spring and and recipients are chosen soon thereafter.
Funds are raised during the year through donations and various fundraisers organized by Club members. It is our hope to increase the amounts awarded each year. When planning for your charitable giving, please consider this very worthy cause. The Sebastian River Art Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and so your donation will be tax-deductible.