Each year since the early 1980s the Franklin County Arts Guild has awarded a promising Franklin County high school student with a Scholarship to pursue an advanced degree in the arts. The Guild realized that there was lots of talent in our area, but little money to cover the costs of college and the cost of materials to study arts. Right now our annual scholarship is $1000 for one year. We need to increase this amount. You can help us increase the amount of money we are able to give to deserving students by sending a check or cash to:
The Franklin County Arts Guild
201 Cumberland St. East
P. O. Box 545
Cowan, Tennessee 37318-3258
If you make a donation of $10 dollars or more, as a reward for supporting the arts we will place you name in an annual drawing for the hand crafted spread -so be sure and include your address!
Below is a list of recent scholarship recipients with some information.
Cara “Marynn” Robinson, who will graduate from Franklin County High School (FCHS) this spring, is the recipient of the Franklin County Arts Guild’s 2015 College Arts Scholarship. The $1000 Arts Scholarship is given annually to a talented student from Franklin County who is planning on pursuing a college degree in an arts field. The scholarship has been given by the Guild since 1986. Scholarship recipients for the last ten years can be found at https://fcaguild.wordpress.com. Cara is the daughter of Winchester residents Jackie and Charity Robinson. She is an outstanding student ranking first out of 337 students at FCHS. Her many activity include current president of the Beta Club, a member of the National Honors Society, and playing in FCHS bands, and member of the Student Council. Cara plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University and obtain BA and Master’s degrees in Art Education and then come home to Franklin County to teach the children in her community.
Taylor Robinson, a graduate of Franklin County High School was the recipient of the Franklin County Arts Guild’s 2014 College Arts Scholarship. The $1000 Arts Scholarship is given annually to a talented student from Franklin County who is planning on pursuing a college degree in an arts field. Taylor is the daughter of Winchester residents James and Danielle Robinson and was a member of the FCHS Rebel Pride Marching and Concert Bands. She was also a trumpet soloist and served as Band President. Taylor will be attending Tennessee Tech University this fall as a Music Education major. After graduation, Taylor hopes to become a band director, and eventually a trumpet professor. Taylor is inspired by her previous band directors; Lee Herring, and Tom and Gina Isbell, and is thankful for all of their support, care, and guidance.
Below is a list of the recipients of the scholarship for the last 11 years.
Emanuel Huber-Feely 2012 Winner
Katie Reese: 2011Winner
Pursuing degree in architecture
Lauran Plisko and Lea Summers 2009 winners
Cody Langford 2008 winner
Jordon Prucha 2007 winner
Haley McCallie 2006 winner
Katherine Thompson 2005 winner
Doug Brown 2004 winner (currently working for Hallmark)