Letitia Moore Charitable Trust Scholarship Awarded

The York Art Association is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Letitia Moore Charitable Trust Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more current college students, who are majoring in art and who have completed at least one year of collegiate courses and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. This year the Trust awarded a $5000 scholarship to Jocelyne DeSisto of South Berwick, ME.

Jocelyne DeSisto is in her junior year at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and enrolled in a four year program to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Jewelry Design and Fabrication. She is currently the Inner Council Committee Advisor for the Jewelry and Objects Student Association at SCAD. The club organizes events that help unify and benefit fellow students in various arts fields.    



Jocelyne has also participated in the nonprofit Batey Rehab Project in connection with the Bateys of the Dominican Republic providing funding for the building of homes. She has exhibited her work at the SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show, South Berwick Strawberry Festival and various SCAD shows in Savannah. She is working on establishing her own brand called Lot 28. Congratulations to Jocelyn!

The Letitia Moore Charitable Trust Scholarship was established by the York Art Association in 2009 from a bequest by the late artist and York Art Association member, Letitia Moore. The scholarship honors Moore's wish to provide tuition scholarships to deserving art and/or art history students. 


A student must (i) be enrolled in an accredited college or university, (ii) be majoring in art or art history, and (iii) have completed his or her first year of study with a grade point average of at least 3.0 or greater.

YAA Trustees, their families or designees who make candidate recommendations are not eligible to participate in this program.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a letter application and provide proof of their eligibility. The letter should describe the applicant’s educational and career goals, and any information which shows the applicant is a deserving student. The letter should also identify the names and telephone numbers of two or three references familiar with the applicant's ability and aspirations. Proof of eligibility must come in the form of an official transcript from the college or university which shows that the applicant is enrolled beyond the first year of study with a major in art or art history, and has attained a grade point average of at least 3.0 the prior year of study. Note: If the institution does not use a GPA grading system a letter indicating the students good standing from the department chair or advisor may be substituted.

Send complete applications to: YAA Scholarship Committee, York Art Association, PO Box 74, York, ME 03909.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is September 1st of the current scholarship year. A decision will be made within 60 days thereafter.

Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the college or university and are for tuition only. The scholarship amount will be determined by the YAA Executive and Scholarship Committees, at their discretion. 

For more information, please contact the York Art Association, PO Box 74, York, ME 03909, or telephone: 207.363.4049.

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Letitia Moore Scholars:

2009 - $5000 - Katie Rasche, Skidmore College

2010 - $7500 - Isabella Rotman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2011 - $5000 - Savanna Pettingill, Maine College of Art

         - $2500 - Isabella Rotman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2012 - $3500 - Marena Bach, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

         - $3500 - Elizabeth Kelley, University of New Hampshire, MFA

2013 -  $5000 - Logan Benjamin Greenblatt

        -  $2000 - Kaylie Thomson

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