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2021 ARTsmart Art Changes Lives Scholarship

ARTsmart will award a scholarship to one outstanding high school senior art student from any high school or homeschool equivalent in New Mexico to attend up to 4 years of study of visual art at the university or college (including community college) level. 

The 2021 Art Changes Lives Scholarship will provide $5,000 for the first year and $1,500 for each of 3 subsequent years. Note: The 3 subsequent years’ scholarship amount may be adjusted upwards or downwards depending upon ARTsmart’s available funding. The funds will be given directly to the college/university in the winning student’s name. The recipient must provide ARTsmart with their student ID number and contact name and address of the admissions department of the student’s chosen college or university.

Application Form and supporting materials must be received by ARTsmart by the due date: Saturday, May 1, 2021. Application may be submitted electronically via online application below, and supporting materials may be submitted by email, or by mailing to PO Box 22363, Santa Fe, NM 87502.

See previous Art Changes Lives Scholarship winners here.

Criteria

  1. Student Applicant must have at least two completed years of high school art in New Mexico (or homeschool equivalent).
  2. Have a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (or homeschool equivalent).
  3. The graduating student must be planning to attend a college/university or art institution (including community college) within one year of graduation where they will be pursuing a degree in visual art or arts education.
  4. Submit Application Form and all accompanying materials by due date 5/1/21.

Materials to Submit: 

A complete Application Form (below) that includes 3 essays responding to these questions:

  • In your view, in what way(s) does Art Change Lives and how does it impact you and others?
  • What about art makes you curious? What processes, art forms, techniques, media, art histories, and/or issues do hope to learn about in your future?
  • How do you contribute to your community and how do you want to contribute to your community in the future?

 

Portfolio of work: Portfolio must all be digital images of 5-8 pieces (physical pieces of artwork will not be accepted).  Minimum of 5, maximum of 20 digital images (multiple views of 3D art are recommended).  Images may be submitted in jpeg, gif, png, tiff, and pdf platforms and videos in mp4 platforms must be mailed or emailed to info@artsmartnm.org with Applicant’s full name and “Art Changes Lives Scholarship” in the subject line. Suggested image title format: First Initial, Last Name, Title.jpeg

Copy of official transcripts showing 3.0 or higher high school Grade Point Average (or homeschool equivalent). Mail or email to info@artsmartnm.org with Applicant’s full name and “Art Changes Lives Scholarship” in the subject line. 

Proof of acceptance for college/university Student Applicant will be attending. Mail or email to info@artsmartnm.org with Applicant’s full name and “Art Changes Lives Scholarship” in the subject line.

Letters of recommendation from two references (Art Teacher/Instructor plus one other non-family adult). Mail or email to info@artsmartnm.org with Applicant’s full name and “Art Changes Lives Scholarship” in the subject line.

All materials must be received by ARTsmart no later than 5:00 pm Saturday, May 1, 2021. Application may be submitted electronically via online application below, and supporting materials may be submitted by email, or by mailing to ARTsmart PO Box 22363, Santa Fe, NM 87502.

 All Student Applicants will be notified by email by May 21st.

You may print out pdf versions of the Scholarship Criteria and Application here or use online Application Form below.

Questions

Contact us at info@artsmartnm.org or 505.992.2787.

 

Application Form

Our application form is not functional at this time. For an application, please contact Sarah at 505.992.2787 or smandala@artsmartnm.org