Visual Arts Scholarships

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Visual Arts Scholarships are presented to graduating high school seniors seeking to further their education in visual arts based upon their experience and accreditation from contests and arts programs. The scholarships are intended for student visual artists specializing in unique artwork such as paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, digital media, and photography.

To be considered for this award, student applicants from North County San Diego must submit a typed 1-2 page application, which includes the following information:

  1. Name, current telephone number, and mailing address, email address, name of high school
  2. High school coursework in the visual arts field, including completed and current
  3. Additional outside or extracurricular visual arts experience and contests
  4. Future educational and career goals
  5. How this scholarship would benefit and/or assist the applicant.
  6. Why this scholarship should be awarded to the applicant
  7. A minimum of three photo examples of the applicant’s work either on printed photo paper or in digital format, such as DVD, SD card, or flash drive.

Additionally, applicants have the option to include a Letter of Recommendation from their high school arts instructor. The photos should showcase the student’s best efforts and participants are asked to make sure their work presentation underscores their talents. The digital storage media will not be returned. Students are advised not to email photos of their work. Submit scholarship package to Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, PO Box 3054, Oceanside, CA, 92051. Application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017. For questions email to ocaf@ocaf.info

Performing Arts Scholarships

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Performing Arts Scholarships are presented annually to graduating high school seniors seeking to further their education in theatre, music, or dance, based upon their experience, contributions to their performing arts program, and a teacher recommendation.

To be considered for this award, student applicants from North County San Diego must submit a typed 1-2 page application, which includes the following information:

  1. Name, current telephone number, and mailing address, email address, name of high school
  2. High school coursework in the performing arts, including completed and current
  3. Additional outside or extracurricular performing arts experience
  4. Future educational and career goals
  5. How this scholarship would benefit and/or assist the applicant.
  6. Why this scholarship should be awarded to the applicant.

Additionally, applicants must include a Letter of Recommendation from their high school performing arts instructor, and a video tape/ or DVD of the applicant’s performance. The video recording should be no longer than five minutes, and should showcase the applicant’s best efforts. Participants are asked to make sure their music, dance, or dramatic presentation underscores their talents and shows performers at their best. The camera should be focused on the performer rather than a large group. The organization will not accept audio CDs as its members need to see performances. Students are advised not to use YouTube, because the web distortion will not show them to their best advantage.

Submit Scholarship package to Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, PO Box 3054, Oceanside, CA, 92051. Application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017. For questions email to ocaf@ocaf.info