Gage Academy of Art Donor Scholarships embody the school’s mission to educate, enrich, and engage the community by providing access to art education for any student who wishes to begin or pursue their artistic practice. Donor scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Gage community members and contributing organizations and foundations. These privately funded scholarships are granted annually by a review panel.
Below are the Donor Scholarships available to student applicants for Gage Academy of Art’s 2020-2021 academic year. Requirements for each scholarship are determined by the individual, corporate, and foundation donors. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year has been extended to August 16!
NEW Atelier Scholarships in 2020!
Past and present systems of oppression have resulted in the voices, practices, and ideas of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) being excluded and marginalized from access to art education and support, resulting in glaring disparities of representation of their experience within the field of visual arts and society. These artists contribute to the cultural vitality and civil discourse of our nation. Committed to social justice in a diverse democracy, Gage Academy of Art is dedicated to providing opportunities for BIPOC artists to advance in their careers through art education.
The Gage Academy of Art BIPOC Scholarship: $4,600
The Gage Academy of Art BIPOC Scholarship is designed to empower and support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color by providing partial to full funds to enroll in one of Gage Academy of Art’s renowned Atelier programs. This need-based scholarship was founded by Gage Academy of Art’s Atelier Instructors to provide ongoing art opportunities for BIPOC students who would not otherwise have access to Gage’s preeminent Atelier program. Each year, the BIPOC Scholarship is funded through donation of art from one of the Atelier instructors to Gage’s annual Gala and Auction.
The funding for the 2020 BIPOC Scholarship will come directly from the sale of Atelier instructor Mark Kang-O’Higgins’ painting, Solas Stoirme, from the Gage@30 event and supplemented by funds from anonymous donors.
This need-based scholarship covers partial tuition for any one of Gage Academy of Art’s seven Ateliers for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Truth and Beauty in Equity Scholarship: $5,900
In support of Gage Academy of Art’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment, this scholarship was founded by Atelier students to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Atelier applicants.
This need-based, partial tuition scholarship can be used for any of Gage Academy of Art’s seven Ateliers for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Kendra Scholarship Fund: $4,000 (Aristides), $4,000 (Kang-O’Higgins), $3,000 (Trowbridge)
This scholarship includes funding for 3 of our Ateliers – Aristides, Kang-O’Higgins, and Trowbridge – providing tuition assistance to one student in each. The Fund’s focus is on creativity and supporting artists. The Kendra Scholarship Fund additionally provides separate funding for youth scholarships.
The Mark Kang-O’Higgins Atelier Scholarship: $2,500
This scholarship, funded by an anonymous donor, is designated for a new or returning student in the Mark Kang-O’Higgins Atelier.
Returning Scholarships in 2020!
The Dennis Evans & Nancy Mee Scholarship: $2,500
This scholarship is established by the artists in support of a Gage student who is experimental in their approach to art making and is not afraid to break the rules.
The Jessica Harrison Belzberg Atelier Scholarship: $2,000 in support of tuition assistance for one student, age 18-25
This partial tuition scholarship is designated for a first-year Gage Atelier program student, 18-25-years-old. The Atelier program is designed for artists who intend to pursue profound mastery in the disciplines of painting, drawing, or sculpture under the guidance of an internationally-renowned teaching artist.
The Stanley R. & Robert E. Wright Foundation for the Arts Scholarship: $1,500
This scholarship is dedicated to the continuation of artistic excellence and the creative pursuit of aesthetic beauty through the fields of fine art, commercial art, and classical music. This need-based scholarship is awarded to a student age 17-27 with American citizenship who demonstrates outstanding ability and motivation in pursuing a career in their field.
The Allan and Mary Kollar Scholarship: $1,000
This scholarship is designated for a Gage Atelier program student. The Atelier program is designed for artists who intend to pursue profound mastery in the disciplines of painting, drawing, or sculpture under the guidance of an internationally-renowned teaching artist.
The Mary Gales Scholarship: $900
This scholarship is a memorial fund established in memory of Mary Gales for a gifted female or female self-identifying artist.
Before you jump in, here’s what you’ll need to have available for the application:
- Your most recent tax return and income/expense information
- A 500-word essay on how this scholarship will enrich your life and impact your future and career
- 3-5 image samples of your work (At least 1200 pixels. Acceptable file types: *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.pdf, *.png)
Please read the requirements of the scholarship carefully and be sure you meet all the criteria before applying. You can apply for as many as you are qualified for.
For more information regarding Donors scholarship and the application process please contact Gina Cavallo.