The UCT Scholarship was created by, and named for, the IAPS Founder Urania Christy Tarbet. One of the missions of the IAPS organization is education in pastel, and this scholarship funds artists to take pastel workshops with nationally-known artist/instructors. Each year five artists are selected to receive the UCT Scholarship. Scholarship funds pay the instructorís workshop fee and cannot be used for workshops at the IAPS Convention.
The UCT Scholarship receives itís funding from the proceeds of the Paint Around event that is the official kick-off for the IAPS Convention. Five of the Conventionís instructors work concurrently on five different paintings, which they all sign and then are placed for Silent Auction. The winners of the paintings are announced during the Saturday Night Banquet.
IAPS member societies will receive notification and the requirements for future seasons of scholarships.
Previous winners of the UCT Scholarship are:
Linda S. Boatwright
Rita Elaine Elkins
Janice St Marie
Ingrid Van Slyke
Stephen S. Zigich
UCT Scholarship Instructors have included:
Urania Christy Tarbet