Arts for Life! Scholarship

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The Arts for Life! Scholarship Program annually awards $2,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 375 gifted high school seniors.

Application Deadline:

February 2, 2015

Eligibility: 

Students who are graduating from a public, private or virtual school or a home education program in Florida in the Spring of 2015.

Application Process: 

Students must submit a completed application, a brief essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work in visual art, music, dance, drama or creative writing. Students can apply online at  http://artsforlifeaward.org/apply/.

College Matching Program:

In addition to the program’s $2,000 cash award, winners will be automatically eligible to receive a matching in-kind scholarship worth a minimum of $1,000 if they attend one of the participating Florida institutions for higher education: Broward College, College of Central Florida, Flagler College, Florida College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, Jacksonville University, Nova Southeastern University, Stetson University and University of Florida.

More Information:

Visit http://artsforlifeaward.org/ or contact Lisa K. Raguso at lisa@excelined.org or (850) 345-6284.