Elizabeth D. Stark Art Scholarship

Funded by
Kayes-Stark Family
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2 winners, $2,500 each
Application Deadline
Feb 16, 2022
Winners Announced
Mar 15, 2022
Education Level
Eligibility Requirements
Must identify as a woman
Must be pursuing a degree in art or art history
Home State:
Must be from Virginia
Home State:
Must identify as a woman
Must be pursuing a degree in art or art history
Must be from Virginia

Elizabeth Stark was a beloved mother and artist who was passionate about all forms of art and art history.

Unfortunately, arts programs frequently are underfunded or fully cut from schools. More than 80% of American schools have faced budget cuts since 2008, and the arts are often one of the first things to go. It’s critical that artistic students have the resources they need to pursue their passions.

This scholarship honors the life of Elizabeth Stark by supporting two female students who are pursuing degrees in art or art history.   

Any female student from Virginia who is currently pursuing or planning to pursue an art or art history degree may apply for this scholarship. Students attending art schools are also eligible to apply.

To apply, tell us how art has made an impact on your life and why you are pursuing art through higher education.

Selection Criteria:
Essay Topic

How has art impacted your life and why do you want to continue to pursue it through education?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 16, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 15, 2022.