George Laurence Nelson Scholarship


In honor of noted American artist George Laurence Nelson, one of the founders of the Kent Art Association, the Kent Historical Society is offering a very special scholarship of $1,000 to any graduating high school senior intending to further their education in studio art or art history.

The George Laurence Nelson Art Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior or college student, who is a graduate of Kent Center School or whose family resides in one of the towns of Region 1 (Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon). The application must be received by the Society by May 1, 2015.

Applications have been supplied to the guidance offices of most high schools in the immediate area.  Please click GLN Scholarship 2015 for the application.

The Kent Historical Society is located at Seven Hearths, which was the home of George Laurence Nelson and has a permanent display of his original art works. This home, at 4 Studio Hill Road, is a reminder that Kent has a rich and diversified historical past. In supporting young artistic talent we hope to keep this tradition ongoing.

For further information or to request an application for the George Laurence Nelson scholarship contact: e-mail:

Tel: 860-927-4587
Kent Historical Society, PO Box 651, Kent, CT, 06757
Please reference: Art Scholarship