Robert Moreman Memorial Scholarship Fund launches fundraising campaign for 2023 awards

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The Robert Moreman Memorial Scholarship Fund (RMMSF) received a huge outpouring of support from this community when it was launched last year by the Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance (WVACA). This generosity has enabled the fund to award substantial scholarships to four talented 2022 high school graduates. The annual scholarship, which honors Robert’s legacy and provides advanced educational funding to creative children at Wimberley High School and Katherine Anne Porter School , is tax deductible and donations are now being accepted. To contribute, visit wimberleyarts.org/scholars.

Husband of WVACA Founder and Past President, Cathy Moreman, and a very committed supporter of WVACA and the arts and culture in this community, Robert Duke Moreman, Jr. (1957-2020) tragically passed away on September 3, 2020. WVACA created this unique scholarship in his memory to encourage the pursuit of education in the arts and crafts, which represent both Robert’s passion and profession as a builder.

Winning students must demonstrate a strong aptitude and interest in one of WVACA’s four creative pillars: visual, performing, literary and culinary arts – or in the building trades as makers, designers and builders – with active plans for further training in this area.

Cathy Moreman, member of the scholarship committee, said: “The reception to this scholarship fund has been profound. My family and I are grateful beyond words and extremely proud that the fund was able to award $6,000 scholarships to four outstanding young people from Wimberley in its first year. We look forward to the continued success and growth of the scholarship and its ability to positively impact many talented Wimberley graduates in 2023 and for many years to come.

The 2023 fundraiser has begun and will run until December 31, 2022 for awards presented in May 2023. The scholarship committee will accept applications from students from January 1, 2023 to mid-March of their senior year and will award the awards during graduation ceremonies in May. For full scholarship details and to make a tax-deductible donation of any amount, online or by check, visit wimberleyarts. org/scholarships. Contact Carl Rabenaldt, WVACA Board Member and Chair of the Scholarship Committee, at 830-310-0365 or [email protected] with any questions or for a poster to display in your area to promote the scholarship .

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