Artists and Writers in the Community Scholarship

Funded by
Conner Cowan
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1 winner
Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
Eligibility Requirements
Degree of Interest:
Wants a BA or MFA degree
Career of Interest:
Artist or writer
Has a creative portfolio
Degree of Interest:
Career of Interest:
Wants a BA or MFA degree
Artist or writer
Has a creative portfolio

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” - Salvador Dali

Art plays a critical role in the world, yet many artists and writers are overlooked in the workforce. By supporting artists and writers throughout their education, the world benefits from their creativity. 

This scholarship seeks to encourage artists and writers to complete their degrees and pursue their creative passions. 

To apply for the scholarship, you must be an aspiring writer or artist who has an Associate’s degree and is pursuing a BA or MFA.

As part of applying, please answer each of the four questions below in 300 words or less. You must also share a PDF with some work from your portfolio to be considered for the scholarship.

Essay Topic

To apply, answer each of the four questions below in 300 words or less.

  1. Write about a time when you experienced the arts in your community. How did it impact you? 
  2. Write about your favorite teacher from high school. What class did they teach, and what was the most important lesson you learned from them? 
  3. How do you think the arts help communities? Give one example of an event, installation, or program you might try to create for your own community as a way to share the arts and enrich those who participate in it. 
  4. Describe a time when you failed and write about the impact it had on you.
600–1200 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 31, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.