Original Oyster House awarding two $1,000 scholarships

Staff Report
Posted 3/3/22

The Original Oyster House is awarding two $1,000 Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships to Baldwin County high school seniors.

To qualify, applicants must be a Baldwin County high school senior …

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Original Oyster House awarding two $1,000 scholarships

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The Original Oyster House is awarding two $1,000 Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships to Baldwin County high school seniors.

To qualify, applicants must be a Baldwin County high school senior in the 2021 - 2022 school year with a minimum 2.5 GPA, have participated in a recent school or community art event and submit artwork that reflects the Original Oyster House brand in some way and can be displayed in the restaurant. Artwork mediums can include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, mixed media, ceramics or Sculptural media types.

Winning artwork must be ready for display and completely dry. It will become the property of the Original Oyster House for marketing or other purposes. Art submission and application deadline is April 22. Highest consideration will be for the most artistic and creative representation of the Original Oyster House.

The following identification should be included on the back of the artwork: name of artist, title of art, medium, teacher’s name and name of school. Visit www.originaloysterhouse.com/scholarship to submit an application and a photo of your artwork for the Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship.

The Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship was created in 2006 in memory of Chelsea Garvin, a 2004 graduate of Fairhope High School, Fish River Fire Department Rescue Diver, Original Oyster House employee and a talented artist. She tragically lost her life in a boating accident in 2005.

The Original Oyster House has two locations: 701 Gulf Shores Parkway on the Original Oyster House Boardwalk, and 3733 Battleship Parkway on the Mobile Causeway.

In 2016, The Original Oyster House became the first restaurant in the state of Alabama to recycle oyster shells through the Alabama Coastal Foundation. It is one of the only restaurants to Oyster Garden or grow stocker oysters for reef restoration.

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