Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship

Marcia Abigail Ryder was a beloved Traip Academy art teacher for 28 years, during which time she touched the lives of hundreds of students.  Her memory and spirit live on through the Kittery Art Association’s Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund.

This fund was created in 2008 to perpetuate Marcia’s work inspiring and encouraging young artists in the seacoast area.  Every year the Kittery Art Association gives several scholarships to deserving local students to further their education in the arts.

The money for this fund is donated by generous members of KAA and the surrounding community.

Donations for Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund can be made to the KAA at any time during the year.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund, please make your check payable to
“Kittery Art Association” and mail to:

Attn: Treasurer
Kittery Art Association
PO Box 44
Kittery Point, ME 03905

Please be sure to designate “Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund” on your check.

If you know of someone who would be a deserving recipient of this scholarship, please contact us by email at, so that you can receive the application forms.  

In addition to the completed application form, two recommendations are required, one being a teacher.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.  ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The KAA Gallery, located in scenic Kittery Point, Maine, sponsors a variety of public events including art exhibits, music, poetry, guest lectures & art receptions.

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