Our Art Scholarship Program allows us to fulfill part of our mission to promote education in the arts–especially pastels. Each year, we solicit high school art teachers to help us find talented, dedicated students interested in pursuing a career in art at a junior or four-year college or university.
Applicants can apply for this $1000 annual scholarship as long as the fit the criteria set out by the Board of PSWC, which is as follows:
- Must be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in a junior or four-year accredited college or university with enrollment in an art class.
- Must submit hand drawn or painted, original artwork created by the student (no photography or digital work accepted)
- Must be recommended by an art teacher or PSWC member
- Must submit a portfolio of work, an artist statement and a completed application questionnaire to the Board.
Unable to complete form online? Download the application here
Past Scholarship Winners
2017 Scholarship recipient
Lindsay High School
College of attendance: Porterville College
Major: Art Studies
2015 Scholarship recipient
Madeline Morgan Honeycutt
My name is Madeline Morgan Honeycutt and I am one of the 2015 recipients of the Pastel Society of the West Coast Scholarship! Thank you so much for the amazing opportunity to apply for this scholarship and the honor of receiving it. I cannot express my gratitude for your society’s support and generosity.
Again, thank you so much for this scholarship and for the wonderful opportunity that it provides.
2014 Scholarship recipient
Iris Nani Lee
College of attendance: California State University at San Marcos
2013 Scholarship recipient
Fernando wants to pursue a career in teaching art and then later to become an professor of art history.
2012 Scholarship recipient
El Dorado Hills, CA
Oak Ridge High School
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
2011 Scholarship recipients
University of California, Irvine
California Institute of the Arts
2010 Scholarship recipients
Granite Bay H.S., Granite Bay, CA
to Ex’pression College for Digital Arts
Orangewood Christain H.S., Winter Park, FL
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
2007 Scholarship recipient