Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund

Art Education Scholarship Accepting Applications

(Lafayette, La.) – The Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund, a scholarship fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is now accepting applications. One award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding student in art education to help pay tuition and/or educational expenses. The award is open to any junior or senior pursuing an art education degree at any Louisiana college or university who meets criteria as specified in the application. Applications are due October 21, 2016 and may be downloaded at www.cfacadiana.org/EVG.

This Fund was created by Gary’s daughter, Lynn Gary, to honor her legacy as an artist and educator who believed in art as a vital facet of a child’s education. Lynn Gary said, “My mother delighted in bringing art into the lives of children and in having them express themselves through art. Art education was her passion and her gift to so many.”

Eloise Voorhies Gary (January 18, 1912 – February 27, 2003) was well known as an accomplished artist and inspiring educator; her teaching career culminated in her service as Supervisor for Art in the St. Martin Parish School System. In that role, she produced a handbook for classroom teachers titled “Art: Involvement.” Two of Gary’s etchings may be purchased through CFA at www.cfacadiana.org/EVG. The etchings are $120 each and all proceeds benefit the Fund. 

For an application, more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Fund, please visit www.cfacadiana.org/EVG. Please contact Brian Kelly with any questions regarding the application or scholarship process at bfk0900@louisiana.edu or 337-482-6056.

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $170 million and has made cumulative grants of over $86 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.