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James P. Doyle 8th Grade Scholarship Program

Late applications of funding for past events will not be considered.

James P. Doyle (Jim) was a longtime educator and advocate for the arts as an integral part of education. Jim was a trustee and president of Burklyn arts Council for many years and a friend.

Burklyn Arts Council scholarships acknowledge and encourage graduating 8th graders with artistic talent. Please note that the most successful scholarships come in the form of materials. A voucher will be presented to those receiving lessons. This voucher should be filled in by the instructor after completion of lessons and mailed to Burklyn for payment.

Proof of purchase of materials is required prior to reimbursement from Burklyn – please submit copies of purchase orders, sales receipts, etc.

Traditionally this award has been given out as part of the graduation ceremonies of 8th graders at respective schools, with Burklyn Arts being mentioned as the contributor, while honoring the memory of James P. Doyle.

Final school selections of scholarship recipients should be submitted for our May 2 meeting to be processed in a timely manner.

* Each request must be submitted with teacher recommendation and principal approval * Individual requests must be limited to a maximum of $100 * Scholarship recipients will be announce after our May 2 meeting * Receipts for materials must be submitted to Burklyn for payment


We will accept scholarship applications from each school according to the following formula:

*Student population up to 100               $100 available

*Student population up to 200               $200 available

*Student population up to 300               $300 available