Rotary accepting applications for arts scholarships

Rotary looks for applications for middle school scholarships. The Rotary Club of Westchester is now accepting applications for the Jim Bunch Memorial Scholarship from eighth graders who reside or attend school in the Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Del Rey or Marina del Rey areas. The club is looking for candidates talented in the fine or performing arts and applications will be broken up into three different categories:

• Art. Entries must be original work, created by the individual contestant and must be a painting, drawing, photography, ceramic, sculpture or cultural entry. Entries may not exceed 50 inches in any one direction.

• Dance. Dances must be solo and in the style of classic ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap or cultural.  Performance should be 1.5 to 2 minutes in length.

• Music. Contestant may be a vocalist or instrumentalist and performances should be 1.5 to 3 minutes in length.  Contestants may be accompanied by piano or guitar or may bring pre-recorded accompaniment.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 19 and candidates must be available to perform or display their artistic entry on the afternoon of March 20 in Westchester. Scholarships in amounts up to $1,000 will be announced at the end of the event.

For more information on the competition or to obtain an application, please contact Cozette Vergari at cozetterotary5280@gmail.com.