The Amos Lemon Burkhart Art Scholarship Fund was established at Berks County Community Foundation in 2018 in memory of Amos Lemon Burkhart, a 2017 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School. Amos possessed both great technical ability in drawing and painting, and unusually advanced conceptual gifts, as evidenced by his large body of work. Amos was awarded a presidential scholarship at Montserrat College of Art for fall of 2018 to study animation and painting. Sadly, Amos suffered from mental illness and trauma and passed away in May 2018 at the age of 19 from causes related to substance abuse.
This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Governor Mifflin High School who display extraordinary artistic promise and will be furthering their education after high school.
Recipients of the scholarship must plan to continue their education after high school; however, the recipient does not have to continue his/her education in the field of art. In the event the recipient does not attend college immediately after high school, recipients have until the fall semester, the year after the scholarship is awarded, to use the scholarship.
Scholarship recipients are selected by faculty in the Art Department at Governor Mifflin High School.
Figure drawing by Amos Lemon Burkhart