Timaru North Rotary Art Scholarship

An annual art scholarship fund has been established by the Rotary Club of Timaru North, to help with tertiary education costs for 17-25 year-old students studying arts. They must be NZ citizens living in South Canterbury at the time of application.

The fund was kicked-started in 2017 with a donation of art work by artist, Clark Esplin - one having been raffled and others auctioned during November 2017, Another collection of prominent works also went under the hammer.

This project was initiated by a club committee led by Past President Harley Smithson, with support from Rose Waldron of the Saffron Gallery.

Donations to the fund and future fundraisers are highly welcomed.

$2500 is now allocated each year. Upon agreement, this can be used towards course fees and related material costs incurred during the year.

The successful applicant must be prepared to report formally to the club and agree to publicity.

Application criteria can be downloaded here:

Applications close 5:00pm 17th January 2020, and will be considered by our club committee.

Past recipients:

  • 2019: Emily Bell - studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Otago Polytechnic, having won a wide range of Timaru Girls High School awards and endorsements for arts, graphics and enterprise, and was 2018 Deputy Head Girl.
  • 2018: Isabel Whitticase - studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury, and wanting to work as an animator or storyboard artist. In August 2018 she received the South Canterbury Arts Society Prize at Artarama for a digital piece combining a photo and drawings.