DEADLINE FOR 2022 SCHOLARSHIP IS APRIL 15th, 2022

INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2022 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS.

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 these $2000 annual scholarships as long as they fit the criteria set out by the Board of PSWC, which is as follows:

  • Successful candidates should be planning to pursue a career in art.
  • 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, counselor, or PSWC member
  • Must submit a portfolio of work, an artist statement and a completed application questionnaire to the Board.

Timeline:

Winter – Art department chairs, teachers, counselors and administrators within selected areas will be notified of scholarship, including application link for students.

April 15 – Cut-off date for submitting applications.  Applications must be submitted via the PSWC website by April 15 to qualify.

Soon After Cut-off – PSWC Board members will review applications and select winners. All applicants will be notified of results.

Follow-up – Awardees will submit college Financial Assistance Office information and scholarship funds will be sent.

Recognition – Recipients will be recognized through multiple venues such as at the Pastels USA event in June, on the PSWC website, and in publications.

Please direct inquiries for scholarships to Pam Comfort.

Past Scholarship Winners

2019 Scholarship recipient

Maria Nunez

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Paige Baldwinson

2017 Scholarship recipient
Ambriehl Zepeda-Ruelas

Lindsay, CA
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
Sacramento, CA
Major: Art
College of attendance: California State University at San Marcos

2013 Scholarship recipient
Fernando Navarro
Stockton, CA
Fernando wants to pursue a career in teaching art and then later to become an professor of art history.

2012 Scholarship recipient
Teagon McLarnan
El Dorado Hills, CA
Oak Ridge High School
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

2011 Scholarship recipients
John Velickovic
Stockton, CA
University of California, Irvine

Sasha Schotzko-Harris
Galt, CA
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

2010 Scholarship recipients
Stephanie Lin
Granite Bay H.S., Granite Bay, CA
to Ex’pression College for Digital Arts
Emeryville, CA

Alison Aycrigg
Orangewood Christain H.S., Winter Park, FL
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

2007 Scholarship recipient
Holly Kimball

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