Art Scholarship Opportunities through the NFAA

Just came across a new scholarship program that any high school student who is thinking about going to art school should consider! While the program does require a small fee to join, they are offering tons of money so it could be worth the minimal contribution. Here are the details:

For more than 25 years, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) has been dedicated to nurturing and supporting young artists as they pursue their dreams. The NFAA’s core program, YoungArts, identifies high school seniors and other 17 and 18 year old artists in the disciplines of Dance, Film and Video, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice and Writing for scholarships and financial support. Through YoungArts, the NFAA annually awards up to $900,000 in cash awards (with individual awards ranging from $10,000 – $100) and makes available $3 million in scholarship opportunities to America’s most outstanding high school senior-age artists. Each year, approximately 6,000-8,000 students register for the YoungArts program and approximately 10 percent receive monetary awards.

You can register for the YoungArts program at the NFAA website. All you need to do is  provide some contact information, school information, choose your categories and pay your fee(s). Registration opens March 15 at a fee of $35 and will close October 15, 2010, 5:00 pm EST. There is a $10 discount for registering early. The early registration period is from March 15 through June 30, 2010, 9:00pm EST. A major advantage of early registration is that your name is immediately shared with colleges and universities offering scholarships.

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