St. Johns Cultural Council seeking Junior ROWITA Fellowship applications


The St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking applications for the 2017 Junior ROWITA (Recognizing Outstanding Women In The Arts) Fellowships.

A monetary award of up to $1,000, fellowships are available to all graduating St. Johns County high school women (public, private or home-schooled) who are entering higher education arts programs to advance their creative development. Applicants must have either applied or been accepted into in a BFA program, a summer institute/intensive, or an arts workshop in order to be considered. 

There are three categories for the awards: Performing, Visual, and Literary Arts. In order to be eligible, candidates must have a 3.0 GPA, and acceptance into a college-level arts program or summer institute. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from their arts teacher; write a letter describing their relationship with their arts, and provide a DVD of their work. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of past ROWITA recipients. 

Applications are available online at The deadline for applications is on the last day of February of each year. Applications must be emailed to, or mailed or delivered to the St. Johns Cultural Council Office located at 15 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. For more information, contact the St. Johns Cultural Council at or call (904) 808-7330.

Created in 2011, the Junior ROWITA program aims to help support graduating high school women develop their artistic skills through continued study and training.