The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), in partnership with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod Each year, five scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to local graduating high school seniors who are pursuing higher education in creative arts fields. “Our long partnership with The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod conveys an important message to our local youth that arts truly matter,” said Julie Wake, Executive Director of the AFCC. “Our goal is to make sure that our local talent feels supported and encouraged to pursue their passion. If they succeed, we all benefit.” To be eligible, students must live on Cape Cod; be graduating from a public, private, tech, or home education school; and be accepted into a degree program in their field at an accredited college or university. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submissions, the excellence of the work, and academic achievement. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and require the submission of a portfolio and an essay. Categories include: Visual Arts, Performance Arts, and Creative Writing Within each category are the following concentrations: Architecture, graphic design, painting, sculpture, mixed media under Visual Arts; set/costume design, dance, vocal and instrumental music under Performance Arts; and poetry, short story and screenwriting under Creative Writing. Students can apply at artsfoundation.org/programs/scholarships. The application deadline is Tuesday, June 30th at midnight. Scholarships will be awarded in July.