Joslin Memorial Art Scholarship*

The Joslin Memorial Art Scholarship is being established by Burr and Elizabeth Joslin in memory of Burr’s parents Marion Wakefield and F. Burr Joslin, who were, respectively, a fashion artist, and a residential architect.

The Joslin Memorial Art Scholarship is established to recognize exceptional Glen Oaks Community College students pursuing an Art Degree. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to art who plan to finish a two year degree at Glen Oaks and to complete a four year degree elsewhere.

The effect of this scholarship, in addition to functioning as a strong incentive for and a prestigious acknowledgement of excellence in art, would be to raise the rate of retention for talented art majors by providing a strong and appealing reason for remaining at Glen Oaks Community College.

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College art program as a recruitment and retention tool.


  • Maintain full time student status
  • Art major
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school

Preference: none

Selection Criteria:

  • Talented and committed
  • Outstanding art skills and abilities
  • Will be attending core art classes
  • Active participant in the Art Program
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities, may include voluntary commitment to maintenance of college art pieces

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the Director of the Art Department in consultation with the Dean of the College and the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor or High School Art Instructor
  • Final selection by the end of April or prior to their second year

This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • Number and size determined by availability of funds and number of qualified applicants
  • Minimum of one $1,000 award each year based on the availability of funds

Prior Recipients: N/A

The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions will be automatically modified to conform.

The donor initiated this award in February 1994. This fund was initially established as an award and not endowed. In August of 2002 the Award was reestablished as a Scholarship, as it is now documented.

The fund is now endowed and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution shall begin in the 2003/04 school years, until that time the Marion Wakefield and F. Burr Joslin Memorial Art Award will be given.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation will confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.