The Hampshire County Arts Council is proud to announce that Nathan Wilson and Aaron Smith, both of Romney, are the winners of the 2019 HCAC Scholarships offered for Hampshire County residents attending vocational, college, or university during the 2019/2020 school year and studying art, music, or writing.  Each won $1,000 to be applied to tuition.

Wilson is a Hampshire High School graduating senior who has been accepted to WVU and plans to major in Music Education with a minor in math.  In his interview for the scholarship, Wilson demonstrated his skill and talent on the piano, flute, and trombone.

Smith is an earlier graduate of Hampshire High School and has already achieved an associate degree in Journalism from Potomac State College and is now attending Frostburg State University studying art and design with a dual focus in photography and illustration.  Smith shared several images he has created and his web site during his interview.

The Arts Council will start accepting scholarship applications for the 2020/2021 school year in March of 2020.  The program will be expanded to include using funds for tuition as well as school sponsored room and board.  Anyone or any company that would like to donate to the scholarship fund can make checks out to Hampshire County Arts Council, notate the memo line with “scholarship fund” and mail to P.O. Box 624, Romney, WV 26757.