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 Cos & Harry Barnes and Vaud Ancil Travis, III, three 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 discipline.
- 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.
- NEW! Byles Percussion Scholarship – In memory of drummer David Byles, this scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing to pursue their interest in percussion.
- NEW! Ralph Jacobson Camp Scholarship – In memory of Ralph Jacobson, this scholarship is awarded to applicants wishing attend an overnight camp for any arts genre.
- Laine Lea Classical Ballet Scholarship – In honor of Laine Lea, this scholarship is awarded to applicants who reside in Moore County and wish to study classical ballet. The availability of this scholarship is based on fund growth, which will be determined in January 2024.
[NOTE: The Laine Lea Classical Ballet Scholarship will not be offered in 2023. 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 188 scholarships in the amount of $71,375 to middle and high school students pursuing their interest in the arts.
2024 Scholarship Information
2024 DEADLINE – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024
[NOTE: This is not a postmark deadline. Applications must be in ACMC’s office by deadline.]
The 2024 Scholarship application will be available for download soon.
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Help us find our next artists!
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 Ray Owen 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.
Check out the 2020 winners:
Ethan Fury of Carthage received a scholarship to attend Movie Makers in Durham. He is a 7th grader at STARS Charter School.