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Scholarships | ARTners

Meet Our 2023 ARTners Visual Art Scholarship Awardee

Laguna Creek High School – Elk Grove, CA

Apply for ARTners Visual Arts Scholarship below

ARTners Visual Arts High School Student Scholarships


ARTners is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and honoring visual art students in the Greater Sacramento Area. ARTners will provide monetary awards to currently enrolled eligible high school senior student visual artists in the Sacramento Metropolitan Area.

These Scholar-Artist scholarships are awarded to high school seniors students that have had or had made a “commitment connection” to visual arts, who are doing well academically and are already preparing to move on to higher learning education.


Starting in Spring 2024, Student recipients (2) will be awarded $500.00 or more to assist with college transition and to recognize their earned artistic success. An Art Gallery or Virtually Gallery venue showcase will be given to honor the student achievements with their family, friends and supporters.


Eligibility Requirements:


  1. Students must be currently enrolled as a full-time High School Senior;


  1. Students must have been actively enrolled in art related classes (performance, music, writing acting, etc) for a minimum of two years during high school and actively enrolled as a senior in a visual art class (exceptions fully explained will be considered);


  1. Students must have a minimum academic GPA of 3.0 or higher;


  1. Students must submit 1-2 artistic, community and/or athletic reference letters from school faculty, coaches and/or professional mentors.  


  1. Students must attend one of the Sacramento Regional School Districts.

II. Application Instructions:


  1. Complete the entire application.


  1. Write a one-page essay answering two or more of the listed questions below.



IIb. Essay Questions Choices 1 – 4


  1. (Inspirational Art) – Tell us how visual art and/or other art forms have influenced you and who you were inspired by? 


  1. (Experience of Art) – Describe the type of visual art you like to do and why you are attracted to it? Add your experience working with different types of art mediums.


  1. (Goals and Hardships) – How have you achieved or maintained your art goals by navigating through many of life’s challenges (ex: family, medical, social, financial, etc.)? During college and after college how may you see your creative art experience as an attribute in your life?


  1. (Community Connection of Art) – Express how visual art in Sacramento is reviewed in the public arena and how it may be reviewed in private galleries? Which area would you prefer to see your art shared, why? 


FORMAT; Single Spacing, Arial Font 11 pt., (upper right corner) Full name, High School Name.


SUGGESTION; Emphasis on answering your questions thoroughly with passion, motivation, reflections, visionary and inspiration.

Attach standard resolution images, documents and letters (1 yearbook picture / 6 visual art images / 1 image list / 1 essay pdf or doc / 2 reference letters / if applicable, any certificates & awards).


III. Deadline & Notifications


Applications must be received by March 31, 2024 or until we reach 25 applications. We will not accept applications after the due date or past the listed review amount. 


All applicants will be notified via email of scholarship selection or denial on or before April 14, 2024.


Scholarship recipients will be honored at our ARTners Visual Art Awards Ceremony. Where our awardees are encouraged to share their statement.


IV. Selection Process


ARTners Board of Directors and Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC) have complete authority in the selection process and distribution of funds given on behalf of the selected candidates.


  1. Selection Reviewing Factors (beyond the submitted artwork):


  • Representation above the minimum requirements.
  • Answering the essay questions thoroughly,  
  • Answers are relatable to your chosen questions.
  • ☆ Community Service Participation – do you volunteer, tutor, engage in art shows, etc.
  • ☆ Creativity Plus – do you play music, creative writer or act in plays, etc.
  • ☆ Special Circumstances – is overcoming life’s challenges, beyond or in your control, adding to, the shaping of or preventing you from reaching your artistic goals?
  • Submitting all required documents
  • Grammar and spelling of all your submitted documents




  1. Completed application (by 3/31/2024)
  2. Yearbook photo of yourself (Class of 24’)
  3. Written essay meeting format request (Answering two questions)
  4. Listing document for artwork submitted (Title, Size, Medium)
  5. Reference letters (1-2 character letters of you)


¹All applicants will be notified via email of scholarship selection or denial on or before April 14th, 2024.


Scholarship recipients will be honored at our ARTners Visual Art Awards Ceremony. Where our awardees are encouraged to share their statement.


ARTners Nonprofit

Attn: Student Scholarship Program

Email: artnerscollaborative@gmail.com