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Supporting the next generation of the arts by contributing to education and training in arts-related fields

About the Scholarships


Celebrating its 56th year, the Pembroke Arts Festival was founded to promote and celebrate the arts in the Pembroke community. Each summer since 1968 the Pembroke Arts Festival committee has presented one of the region's finest art shows. 

Pembroke Arts Festival is now accepting applications for both a $1000 Visual arts scholarship and a $1000 Performing arts scholarship.


Applicants must be residents of Pembroke and graduating high school seniors or current college students.


Past recipients of these awards are ineligible.




How to Apply 

The deadline to apply is normally April 1 of the festival year. 

To apply, please fill out and submit the Pembroke Arts Festival Scholarship application  downloads as a PDF).

Applications must be submitted through the Naviance website or mailed to:

Pembroke Arts Festival

P.O. Box 1453

Pembroke, MA 02359

Scholarship Application

How to Apply
Scholarship Recipients

2022 Scholarship Recipients

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Allison Zeoli

Performing Arts Scholarship

      Allison Zeoli is a soprano vocalist, and has been training privately in the classical genre since the sixth grade.


      Aside from vocal lessons, Allison has also participated in her school’s honor-level choir and band, as well as in choirs recognized at the all-state level.


      Allison enjoys performing all genres of music, especially musical theater where she most recently played the leading role of “Donna” in the PHS production of Mamma Mia!.


      Instrumentally, Allison plays the piano, violin, ukulele, french horn, and percussion instruments.


      Allison also takes part in songwriting. She has written and published her original EP titled “Gemini”, which is available on many popular streaming services. In the Fall,


      Allison will study at Boston University as a music education major, with hopes of eventually becoming a college music professor.

Aree Tam

Visual Arts Scholarship

      Introducing our visual arts scholarship recipient

Aree Tam

      I am a recent graduate of Pembroke High School’s class of 2022. Art has always been incredibly important to me and has been a source of passion since childhood.

      In my free time, I create custom artwork and handlettered signs that are sold through my Instagram and Etsy shop, Lettering By Aree.

      This fall, I will be majoring in graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I am incredibly excited to see where my art will take me!


2021 Scholarship Recipients

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Renee Warrell

Performing Arts Scholarship

     Renee Warrell graduated from Archbishop William High School in 2020. There, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and an active volunteer at the Quincy Community Action Program.


     She danced at A Dancers’ World in Halifax for 16 years, where she was an assistant dance teacher and a member
of the ADW Competitive Dance Team for 9 years. During her high school career she has received recognition and several awards for her excellence in dance including the Hollywood Summer Tour at the Groove Dance Competition and Convention in 2017, the Sparkle Award in 2018 at the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers Association Competition, the DeLutis Sisters Jazz Award at Dance Teachers Club of Boston in 2018, the Tour Outstanding Scholarship at Sheer Elite Dance Competition and Convention in 2019 and 2020, the Bette Campbell High Score Winner and the Overall
High Score Tap Winner for the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers Association in 2020.

     She also received her dance teacher certification in 2018. She is finishing up her freshman year at Marymount Manhattan College where she is majoring in dance and made the Dean’s List.

William Hoban

Performing Arts Scholarship

     William Hoban is a recent graduate of the Pembroke High School Class of 2021. He has played trombone since fifth grade and has been taking private trombone lessons since ninth grade.


     Last year, he added his voice to the PHS Concert Choir and this year he auditioned and was accepted into the Honors Chamber Singers at PHS. He enjoys being first chair trombone in Honors Wind Ensemble and section leader for the PHS Marching Band.


     William was the Drum Major for the PHS Marching Band for the 2020-21 season, but unfortunately a marching season was not possible due to COVID-19. However, he thoroughly enjoyed conducting the Marching Band for the Memorial Day performance.


     He will begin pursuing a Music Therapy Degree at the University of Rhode Island this fall to fulfill his desire to share his love of music with others.

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

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Sydney Alfano

Performing Arts

Sydney Alfano is a recent graduate from Pembroke High School. She has been playing trumpet since fifth grade and her hard work on trumpet has gotten her accepted to SEMSBA, District and All State festivals. In addition to trumpet, she has recently taken up piano and joined the school choir. This year she attended her first SEMSBA festival as a member of the choir. In addition to being a very active member of the PHS music department, she has participated in community ensembles with the Satuit Band, South Shore Conservatory, and New England Conservatory’s Prep School. Sydney is very excited to continue her musical journey at Ithaca College where she will major in Music Education.

$1000 has been awarded upon successful completion of a college semester.


Lara Federspiel

Visual Art

Lara has been chosen as the recipient of PAF’s Visual Arts Scholarship for 2019.  She is enrolled in Savannah College of Art and Design to study User Experience Design and Illustration this fall.  Lara has participated in the Pembroke Arts Festival since she was in kindergarten, and says it has pushed her to not only improve her own skill, but recognize the skill of other artists.  She states that art will always be a passion of hers, and she can’t wait to see where it leads her in the future!

$1000 has been awarded upon successful completion of a college semester.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Claudia Boutwell

The Pembroke Arts Festival is proud to announce the 2018 Performing Arts Scholarship to Claudia Boutwell! She will be attending Shenandoah University to pursue her love of dancing! She has excelled in tap and has been apart of the PSPA, the USA Tap Team and the American Tap Company!

$1000 has been awarded upon successful completion of a college semester.

Grace Monti

The Pembroke Arts Festival is proud to announce the 2018 Visual Arts Scholarship to recent Pembroke High Graduate, Grace Monti!! Grace will be attending UVM in the fall, majoring in Art Education and minoring in Special Education, in hopes of one day being a elementary school art teacher!

$1000 has been awarded upon successful completion of a college semester.

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