Clark Betz, a junior at Foxcroft School and Middleburg resident, has been awarded the inaugural Flavia Scholarship to attend the Maine School of Art Pre-College Program this summer. Fine Art Department Chair Karin Thorndike announced Friday.

The scholarship, endowed by a generous donor who participated in the highly-selective process, covers the full tuition of the three-week, residential program held on the Maine School of Art campus in Portland, ME.

Only about 60 students from around the country attend this prestigious arts program, which aims to provide high school students with the skills to embark on a rigorous study of the arts. Taught by practicing studio artists, instructors at the Maine College of Art and faculty from institutions across the nation, students customize their curriculum by choosing to work in two of a wide variety of mediums, from illustration and photography to fashion design, jewelry-making and music.

“Out of all the talented artists applying for this scholarship, Clarke was selected,” said Thorndike. “We could not be prouder of this talented student.”

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