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 143 scholarships in the amount of $51,485 to middle and high school students pursuing their interest in the arts.

Check out the 2019 winners:

  • Annabelle Black of Southern Pines received a scholarship for summer dance instruction. She is a 10th grader at Pinecrest High School.
  • Meagan Dwyer of Pinehurst received a scholarship to attend the Taylor Dance Summer Intensive. She is a 7th grader at Sandhills Classical Christian School.
  • Maxwell Epstein of Aberdeen received a scholarship to attend Taylor Dance Summer Intensive. He is an 8th grader at the O’Neal School.
  • Skylar Fielder of Southern Pines received a scholarship to attend Broadway Student Summit in musical theatre & dance. She is a 10th grader at North Moore High School.
  • Reese Fisher of Southern Pines received a scholarship to attend the Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive. She is an 8th grader at the O’Neal School.
  • Ethan Fury of Carthage received a scholarship to attend Movie Makers in Durham. He is a 7th grader at STARS Charter School.
  • Andrew Garner of Carthage received a scholarship to attend the Mark O’Connor Method String Camp. He is a 10th grader at Berean Academy.
  • Laura Hancock of Carthage received a scholarship to take private piano lessons from Nancy Eaton. She is an 8th grader at Elise Middle School.
  • Joanna Hu of Pinehurst received a scholarship to attend the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive. She is a 6th grader at the O’Neal School.
  • Halle Hunt of Southern Pines received a scholarship to take organ lessons from Homer Ferguson. She is a 9th grader at Pinecrest High School.
  • Alayna Israel of Southern Pines received a scholarship to attend the UNC School of the Arts Summer Intensive. She is a 7th grader at STARS Charter School.
  • Fauna Mitchell of Cameron received a scholarship to attend the UNC-G Summer Music Camp. She is an 11th grader at Union Pines High School.
  • Juliette Neveu of Pinehurst received a scholarship to attend the Taylor Dance Summer Intensive. She is an 11th grader at Pinecrest High School.
  • Sabrina Shaw of Pinebluff received a scholarship to attend the Carolina Performing Arts Center Summer Intensive. She is a 9th grader at Pinecrest High School.
  • Hayden Sullivan of Vass received a scholarship to attend the Cary Ballet Conservatory’s JazzFest. She is a 6th grader at Scarlet Oak Academy.
  • Faithlyn Volitis of Whispering Pines received a scholarship to take private oil painting lessons. She is an 8th grader at STARS Charter School.

2020 Scholarship Information

2020 DEADLINE – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020
[NOTE: This is not a postmark deadline. Applications must be in ACMC’s office by deadline.]

Click here to download the 2020 application
(If you need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here.)

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.