The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers celebrates the creative achievement of America’s teens. In 1923, The Awards were founded in order to offer recognition and scholarships for students for their artistic talents, instead of their academic or athletic abilities. Students who excel in the visual arts and creative writing participate in The Awards in order to earn recognition, get their work exhibited or published, and to earn scholarships.
Nearly 100,000 students will accept the challenge to submit work to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for review by professional artists, writers, educators, and creative-industry leaders. More than 30,000 students will earn regional awards, and 1,000 students will earn national awards. The Awards offer students recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarship opportunities.
Scholarships for students in grades 7 – 11: More than 50 students in grades 7 – 11 will earn up to $2,500 to attend summer art and writing camps and precolleges through the Young Artist Awards scholarship program. Students who have earned Young Artist Awards have studied video game design, fashion, news media, and creative writing, just to name a few. To apply for summer scholarships, students must earn a Gold Key and submit an additional Young Artist Awards application and a portfolio of three works of art or writing. Young Artist Awards scholarship decisions are based on both merit and financial need.
Scholarships for Students in the 12th Grade: On the regional level, award-winning seniors have access to more than $3.5 million in scholarships from local institutions. On the national level, $10,000 scholarships are given to 15 graduating seniors who earn Portfolio Gold Medals in the Art, Photography, General Writing and Nonfiction categories. A select number of Portfolio Silver Medalists will earn $1,000 Notable Achievement Awards. An additional 400 seniors who earn Portfolio Silver Medals or Portfolio Gold Medals will leverage partial to full-ride scholarships from a network of 60 arts universities and institutes, which annually earmark $3.9 million in financial aid.
Regionally, more than $1 million dollars in scholarships are realized because of recognition through this awards program. Jennifer Baldwin is the regional director of the Scholastic Art Awards and Ken Spurlock runs the Scholastic Writing Awards of N. Ky. For more information for either art or writing, please contact Jennifer Baldwin at 750-9226.
Scholastic Art Awards