April 27, 1945 - December 11, 2000
Thomas Lynn Collins was known as a master artist and craftsman. His one-of- a-kind work has been showcased nationwide from Neiman Marcus to the Jackson Hole Trader catalog. He was well known to Dallas area jewelry designers, such as Andrea Barnett, for his craftsmanship. His work also included intricately carved sculptures of subjects ranging from dragons to angels in stone and
fine metals. Tom enriched the community by mentoring art students and teaching them how to carve in wax.
In 1999 Tom organized several artists in the community to start the Rockwall Artists
League. His family set up the original scholarship fund upon his death, accepting donations in lieu of flowers. The scholarship fund has been continued by the Rockwall Art League in Tom’s memory because of his devotion to the arts and the Rockwall community.
March 6, 2020 : Application Deadline
**Application must be postmarked by March 15, 2020
April 2020 : RAL Scholarship Committee Selection Process
May 2020 : award winner’s name submitted to his or her school