SJCC now accepting applications for Junior ROWITA Fellowships


The St. Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) is now accepting applications for its Junior Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts (ROWITA) Fellowships.

Started in 2011, the Junior ROWITA Fellowship helps graduating St. Johns County high school women who are entering arts-based programs of higher education to advance their creative development and careers. Recipients receive a monetary award of up to $1,000.

Awards are given in three categories: performing, visual and literary arts. To be considered, candidates must have both a 3.0 GPA and acceptance into a college-level arts program or summer institute. Applicants must also submit a letter describing their relationship with their art, a letter of recommendation from their arts teacher and a DVD sampling of their work. All applications are reviewed by a panel of past recipients of the Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA Award, an honor that recognizes the contributions women have made to the artistic environment in St. Johns County.

The Jr. ROWITA Fellowship application is available online at The deadline for applications is midnight Feb. 28, and applications must be emailed to, mailed or delivered to the St. Johns Cultural Council office located at 15 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084.

For more information, contact the St. Johns Cultural Council at or call (904) 808-7330.