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Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award

 
 
January 18, 1912 - February 27, 2003
 

Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Information

Now Accepting Applications

The Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund, is a scholarship fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA). One award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding student in art education to help pay tuition and/or educational expenses.

The award is open to any junior or senior pursuing an art education degree at any Louisiana college or university who meets criteria as specified in the application. The fund is accepting applications for its annual cycle.  You may download the application by clicking here. Deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

This award was established by Lynn Gary, daughter of Eloise Voorhies Gary, to honor the memory and the accomplishments of this influential south Louisiana artist and educator.

For more information regarding this scholarship opportunity, please contact the EVG Award Selection Committee at (337) 482-6227.

Eloise Voorhies Gary

Eloise Voorhies Gary was well known as an accomplished artist and inspiring educator (Click here to read her bio).  As Supervisor for Art in the St. Martin Parish School system, Mrs. Gary produced a handbook instructing  teachers of Acadiana on how to incorporate art into the classroom.  Click here to view the Introduction to the handbook, entitled Art: Involvement.  The entire publication can be viewed at the Education Resources Information Center website.
 
In 2012, one of Mrs. Gary's former students, Ronald Starr Burdick, art teacher at Breaux Bridge High School wrote a tribute to the woman who was so influential in his life and career.  Click here to read Mr. Burdick's tribute to Eloise Voorhies Gary.
 
Eloise Voorhies Gary's legacy is one of nurturing creativity and the artist's eye in all of us.  In an effort to continue her mother's commitment to the value of art in the classroom, Gary's daughter, Lynn Gary, established the memorial scholarship fund in her honor.


2015 Fall Recipient of the Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award

Melanie Pardo



The Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund, a scholarship fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), has named Melanie Pardo as the 2015 recipient. Pardo is enrolled in McNeese State University’s certification-only art education K-12 program. She received $500 to help pay for tuition and educational expenses.

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2015 Spring recipient of the Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award

Shavondria Jackson



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2014 Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award recipient
Olivia Leblanc



Pictured Left to Right: Erin Winder, CFA communications and development director; Olivia LeBlanc, 2014 award recipient; Lynn Gary, Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award scholarship fund founder (not pictured).
 
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Congratulations to Kevin M. Wagner, the 2012 recipient of the Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award!
 


To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award, click here.



 

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