CAEA Student Scholarships

Scholarships sponsored by CAEA provide benefits to students statewide, including exhibiting art publicly and receiving commendations for exemplary work. Scholarships and awards for artistic achievement and service are presented by CAEA to selected students.

Nominating teachers must be current active members at the time applications are due.

For more information contact [email protected].

Donations to the CAEA Student Scholarship Fund can be made by clicking here.

You may also support the Student Scholarship Fund through your purchase of a limited edition signed artist print. Click here for details.

 

CAEA Student Artwork Rubric

In the absence of cross-committee norming, rubrics yield subjective results based on each judge’s unique interpretation of the rubric criteria.

It is important to understand that the CAEA Student Artwork Rubric will be used when judging all student scholarship artwork entries.

CAEA Student Artwork Rubric

CAEA Student Photo Release Form

Each year, the CAEA website displays photos of student scholarship winners and their teachers next to the image of each winning artwork.  To enable CAEA to do this, this form needs to be completed, signed, and sent to the CAEA Scholarship Chair ([email protected]) by either the student scholarship winner or, if the student is a minor, the parents of student scholarship winners, along with a photo of the winner. 

CAEA Student Photo Release Form (Word Doc) 
CAEA Student Photo Release Form

 

 

College Scholarships for Middle and High School Students

Duane Hagen and Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarships:

The one-time scholarships are awarded to graduating senior high school art students who exemplify outstanding qualifications. Students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college art program. The awards are sent directly to the designated college and disbursed through its financial office. All information must be presented accurately, promptly, and completely to the screening committee or the nominee will not be considered for an award.

Application Deadline: March 1 of each year.

Application Forms:

Read about Duane Hagen
Read about Laurel Burch

 

woman in dress amongst flowers and a tree with the middle diamond section of the artwork is in black and white—the surrounding area is in color

Balance
Graphite pencil and Prismacolor on Bristol board

Congratulations to the 2019 Duane Hagen Memorial Scholarship Winner

Jasmine Pacheco Lopez (right)

Nominated by: Vicki Smart (left)

smiling female teacher and female student

a jacket with create written in the middle surrounding by recreations of famous paintings

Create
Acrylic on jean jacket

Congratulations to the 2019 Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship Winner

Calissa Chapa

smiling teenage girl

Nominated by: Reta Rickmers

smiling female teacher

 

a blackbird on a branch in front of a background of blue, red and yellow/gold paint strokes

Red-Winged Blackbird
Acrylic

Congratulations to the 2019 Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship Winner

Julia Nevers (left)

Nominated by: Reta Rickmers (right)

smiling female student and female teacher

 

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship:

Due to extenuating circumstances pertaining to the Summer 2018 wildfires, CAEA will not be seeking applications for the 2019 Idyllwild Scholarship.

Idyllwild Arts

CAEA has joined with The Idyllwild Arts Foundation to provide an opportunity for one student (Grades 6–12) from one of the three areas/regions in California to experience this unique summer art program.  Current CAEA members may nominate as many students as they wish. The cost of the program includes the art course taken as well as room and board. The Idyllwild Arts Foundation is generously covering the entire cost of the program for the chosen students. Students will need to provide for their own transportation and the $50 registration fee.  The CAEA area or region in which the student resides will pay the cost of materials.

See Idyllwild Arts Academy and its program.

Application Deadline: March 1 of each year.

Application Forms:

  

Gabriela Marquez Gonzales - Untitled

Untitled, 2018
Color pencil

Congratulations to the 2019 Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship Winner

Gabriela Marquez Gonzales

Gabriela Marquez Gonazlez

Nominated by: Mark Chacon
Mark Chacon

 

 

Higher Education Scholarship

Paul Kravagna Higher Education Scholarship:

The one-time scholarships for college students entering or enrolled in an art credential program at one of the California State Universities are awarded to those students who exemplify outstanding qualifications. The college students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited educational program. The awards are sent directly to the designated college and disbursed through their financial office. All information must be presented accurately, promptly, and completely to the screening committee or the nominee will not be considered for an award.

Application Deadline: May 1 of each year.

Application Forms:

Read about Paul Kravagna

 

painting of young girl placing candles on a confetti cake, a statue/plush toy with a rabbit's head emerging from its legs is next to her

Birthday Wishes I Wished I Remembered
Oil on canvas

Congratulations to the 2019 Paul Kravagna Higher Education Award Winner

Vivian Oh

smiling teenage girl

Nominated by: Elizabeth Holster