The Contemporary Art Museum School Docent Alumni Scholarship is in honor of Gab Smith, the Executive Director of CAM from 2013- 2020 and a champion of CAM’s education and community programs.  

The scholarship is to be awarded yearly to a graduating high school senior or current college student who is a former participant in the CAM Docent Program.  This scholarship may be used for any form of higher education (college, culinary studies, technical industries, etc.…). 

This year’s scholarship is offered to any Class of 2023 high school senior or current college student who participated in CAM’s docent program. 

Known at CAM as the CAMpFIRE Fund, the “p” stands for provoke.  CAM provokes FIRE. Provoke means to call forth or challenge.  FIRE is the perfect greatness that burns in young people. 

Supporting the CAMpFIRE fund passes the torch to the next generation.

Scholarship award will be announced in June. A one-time award of $500 will be distributed to two selected winners.

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A Scholarship Fund for former CAM Docent Members on their way to College and Careers. The CAMpFIRE Fund is a designated endowment fund of the Contemporary Art Foundation at the North Carolina Community Foundation.

CAM Raleigh is grateful for your support!

CAM Raleigh is financed by the Contemporary Art Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that relies on membership and donor funding for many of the museum’s programs and exhibitions.