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Krylon® Announces Fourth Annual Clear Choice Art Scholarship Program



Scholarships Available to U.S. and Canadian High School and College Students

CLEVELAND — Art students rejoice – it’s that time of year again! Krylon®, inventor of the first aerosol clear coatings to preserve priceless artwork, is proud to announce the fourth year of its Annual Clear Choice Art Scholarship Program. More than $11,000 in money, grants and art supplies will be awarded to future artists and their schools in 2012.

The top five applicants will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and $70 worth of Krylon Artist Sprays to use in their work. As an added bonus, each winner’s high school will also receive $500 to fund its art program, as well as a package of Krylon Artist Sprays worth approximately $250. Ten additional students and their high schools will also receive gift packages.

“With tuition costs on the rise and art programs in secondary schools often subject to budget cuts, Krylon is proud to invite young artists to apply for one of the available Clear Choice Art Scholarships,” said Katherine Merkle, Krylon brand manager. “We’re excited to embark on the program’s fourth year, as investing in future artists and their dreams are a large part of our company’s heritage.”

The scholarship program is open to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores in the United States and Canada. Students are required to submit a portfolio, artist’s statement, letter of recommendation and transcripts in order to be considered for one of the available scholarships.

Applications are due by April 30, 2012. Recipients will be notified by July 31, 2012. Visit Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships to download the application form or for more information.

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About Krylon

Krylon, the nation's leading spray paint manufacturer, is number one in color, innovation, and inspiration and consumer brand recognition. Krylon has served the art market since 1947 when it introduced the first aerosol clear protective acrylic coating. Today, the name is synonymous with fine art preservation and high-performance clear coatings, artist sprays and adhesives.

Contact:

Kristi Stolarski
Falls Communications
216.696.0229
kstolarski@fallscommunications.com

Jenny Bahun
Falls Communications
216.472.6678