Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ Board of Directors recently announced the award of the $750 Roberta M. Born Scholarship in the arts and humanities to Peter Smiley, a 2020 graduate of Brunswick High School. The scholarship is named in honor of Roberta Born, who served as a board member for the organization and was a Glynn County educator who had a strong understanding of the importance of the arts and the arts in education.
“Peter is the ideal candidate to receive this scholarship,” said board member James Laurens. “He has outstanding participation within the community using his talent and his art to assist at Very Special Arts Day, creating an educational coloring book to promote the importance of voting, and most recently assisted on the mural dedicated to Ahmaud Arbery. His future goals include returning to the community after college as an arts educator while continuing to work as a freelance artist.”
Peter plans to attend Georgia State University and is the son of Angela Clark.
The Roberta Born Scholarship is made possible with the support of a donation from The Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation.
Pictured are Angela Clark, from left, Peter Smiley and James Laurens.