The Carl Doty Art /Design Scholarship

May 1, 2019

This scholarship is in honour of Yarmouthian Carl Doty- philanthropist, patron of the arts, supporter of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society.

The scholarship, valued at $1500, is to offset the costs of tuition/training of a student who is in his or her final year in high school, community college or home schooling in Yarmouth, Digby or Shelburne, who intends to study art/design in a recognized program (or setting) of higher learning. Students who are already enrolled in their first or second year of our listed professional areas may also apply.

The scholarship is administered by the executive of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society along with a designated member of the Yarmouth Arts Society. All applicants will be advised of the results, and the recipient will be recognized at their graduation ceremony or other venue. A cheque will be sent directly to the institution once proof of enrollment is provided.

The completed application form (below) including art or design work, personal essay and sealed reference letter from an art teacher/instructor must be received at the Art Gallery by May 1, 2019 .

Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society

PO Box 246 Yarmouth NS  B5A 4B2

Physical address: 341 Main Street, Yarmouth 


A. The applicant must submit three (3) original pieces. Each work must be identified with your name, title and address.

  1. A black and white drawing of your choice.

     2.  A design (art work) using three (3) colours only.

     3.  A piece of your work that exemplifies your particular interest (painting, etching, sculpture, photography etc.)

B. The applicant must submit a personal essay, maximum 600 words. The essay must cover these three points:

      1. Insights into the three pieces of art you have submitted.

     2. Your future plans.

     3. Tell us something about who you are.

C. The applicant must provide a sealed letter of reference from an art or design teacher/instructor/mentor.

The Carl Doty Art /Design Scholarship – APPLICATION FORM

Student’s name:

Date of application:

Mailing Address (including Postal Code)

Telephone number:


Name of school currently attending:

Name of post-secondary institution or training program you plan to attend or are attending:

Art work #1 Drawing

       Title and medium:

Art work #2 Design using three colours

       Title and Medium:

Art work #3 Work of choice

        Title and Medium:


My application includes three pieces of artwork as specified. The artwork is original and is mine. I agree to leave my work in the care of the Friends of the AGNS Western Branch Society for up to three months in case there is an opportunity to display it. I will pick up my work between Aug. 1-15, 2019. Along with this application form, I have submitted the three works of art, my essay and a sealed letter of reference.

Signed: ____________________________________________________________


To the best of my knowledge, the works submitted are the original work of the applicant. I believe the applicant is or has qualified to enter the indicated post secondary program he/ she has indicated.

Signed: ____________________________________________________________