Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship

The Arts Council of Moore County’s Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship was established in 2000 with the goal to provide support to Moore County middle and high school students with a demonstrated talent and interest in the arts. The scholarship may be used for such items as fees for a music or art camp, studying dance at a local dance company, or taking private lessons with an art or music teacher. The scholarship may not be used to fund college attendance.

The scholarship is named for Harry Barnes and Vaud Ancil Travis, III, two long-time and strong supporters of the Arts Council of Moore County and the arts throughout Moore County.  Additional funds have been created in someone’s honor or memory. These funds include:

  • Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing to pursue their interest in any arts genre.
  • Carol Lawson Rouhier Visual Arts Scholarship – Awarded in memory of Moore County artist and longtime Arts Council member, Carol Lawson Rouhier, this scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing to pursue their interest in the visual arts.
  • Sara Schrock Theatre Scholarship – Awarded in memory of actor, Sara Schrock, this scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing to pursue their interest in theatre.
  • Laine Lea Classical Ballet Scholarship – Awarded in honor of Laine Lea, this scholarship is awarded to applicants who reside in Moore County and wish to study classical ballet.

Since the Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship’s inception, the Arts Council has awarded 129 scholarships in the amount of $46,105 to middle and high school students pursuing their interest in the arts.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners:

Barnes-Travis Arts Awards

    • Halle Hunt of Southern Pines received a scholarship to take organ lessons with Homer Ferguson. She is in the 8th grade at Southern Middle School.
    • Fauna Mitchell of Cameron received a scholarship to study violin at the UNC-G Summer Music Camp. She is in the 10th grade at Union Pines High School.
    • Ethan Sevigny of Pinehurst received a scholarship to study piano at the UNC-G Summer Music Camp. He is in the 12th grade and attend homeschool and Sandhills Community College.
    • Meghan Spencer of Southern Pines received a scholarship to study voice at the UNC-G Summer Music Camp. She is in the 8th grade at Southern Middle School.
    • Riley Wicker of West End received a scholarship to take piano lessons with Nancy Eaton. He is in the 8th grade at Eastern Sky Academy.

Carol Lawson Rouhier Visual Arts Award

  • Molly Mansker of Carthage received a scholarship to attend the UNC-G Summer Arts & Design Intensive. She is in the 10th grade at the O’Neal School.

Sara Schrock Theatre Award

  • Kaleigh O’Leary of Southern Pines received a scholarship to study voice and songwriting at A Class Act in New York City. She is in the 8th grade at the O’Neal School.

Laine Lea Classical Ballet Awards

  • Annabelle Black of Southern Pines received a scholarship to attend the Kansas City Ballet Summer Intensive. She is in the 9th grade at Sandhills Classical Christian School.
  • Christa Blades of Whispering Pines received a scholarship to attend the National Choreography Intensive. She is in the 12th grade at Union Pines High School.
  • Carolyn Cheek of Southern Pines received a scholarship to attend the Carolina Performing Arts Center Summer Intensive. She is a 7th grader at STARS Charter School.
  • Anna Ettrich of Whispering Pines received a scholarship to attend the Burklyn Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive. She is in the 10th grade at Pinecrest High School.
  • Meagan Dwyer of Pinehurst received a scholarship to attend the Taylor Dance Summer Intensive. She is in the 6th grade at Sandhills Classical Christian School.
  • Caitlyn Howell of Pinehurst received a scholarship to take dance lessons at Carolina Performing Arts Center. She is in the 10th grade at Pinecrest High School.
  • Alayna Israel of Southern Pines received a scholarship to attend the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive. She is in the 6th grade at STARS Charter School.
  • Ella Jacoby of Pinehurst received a scholarship to attend the Taylor Dance Summer Intensive. She is in the 7th grade at Sandhills Classical Christian School.
  • Isaiah Newby of Pinehurst received a scholarship to attend the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive. He is in the 11th grade at the UNC School of the Arts.
  • Sabrina Shaw of Pinebluff received a scholarship to attend the Carolina Performing Arts Center Summer Intensive. She is in the 8th grade at Southern Middle School.

2019 Scholarship Deadline

2019 DEADLINE – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019
NOTE: This is not a postmark deadline. Applications must be in ACMC’s office by deadline.

Click here to download the 2019 application
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The Barnes-Travis Arts Scholarship Fund is a wonderful and convenient way to support the Arts Council of Moore County and the Moore County children interested in the arts. To learn more about the many gift-giving possibilities which will help support the growth of this fund, click here or call ACMC at 910-692-ARTS (2787).  Scholarship gifts can be made payable and mailed to the Arts Council of Moore County, P.O. Box 405, Southern Pines, NC 28388.