CAEA Student Scholarships

The California Art Education Association offers four annual student scholarships:

The Duane Hagen Scholarship and the Lauren Burch Scholarship — Application deadline: March 1 of each year

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship — Application deadline: March 1 of each year

The Paul Kravagna Higher Education Scholarship — Application deadline: May 1 of each year

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 Scholarship Chair Sabrina Skeels, [email protected]. Donations to the CAEA Student Scholarship Fund can be made by clicking here.

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 (Sabrina Skeels, [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

College Scholarships for Middle and High School Students

Duane Hagen Scholarship and Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship
These two 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. 

Duane Hagen and Laurel Burch Memorial Application Form
Read about Duane Hagen
Read about Laurel Burch

Artist
Samantha Holcomb

Somniphobia
Acrylic Paint

Artist
Gabriella Say

Marine Biome Destruction
Watercolor, Charcoal, Colored-Pencil, Newspaper, Acrylic Paint

Artist
Ciara Kriz

Yin and Yang
Digital Media

2021 Duane Hagen Memorial Scholarship Winners

Samantha Holcomb

Kimiko Azama
Teacher
Northern Area

Gabriella Say

Rebecca Tuynman
Teacher
Southern Area

2021 Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship Winner

Ciara Kriz

Kimiko Azama
Teacher
Northern Area

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship
CAEA has joined with The Idyllwild Arts Foundation to provide an opportunity for one student (Grades 6–12) from one of the four areas 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 student. Students will need to provide for their own transportation and the $50 registration fee. The CAEA area 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.

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship Application Form

Higher Education Scholarship

2021 CAEA Higher Education Scholarship

There were no 2021 Paul Kravagna Higher Education Scholarships awarded. However, CAEA chose to award three 2021 higher education scholarships from CAEA student scholarship funds. Below are the recipients of those scholarships.

Artist
Zayra Favares

Glass Ceiling
Watercolor

Artist
Nicole Pollina

How Many Times
Conté Crayons, Japanese Rice Paper

Artist
Suzanne Williamson

Untitled
35mm Film

2021 CAEA Higher Education Scholarship

Zayra Favares
California State University, Long Beach

Cynthia Herrera
Professor

Nicole Pollina
California State University, Long Beach

Laurie Gatlin
Professor

Suzanne Williamson
California State University, Long Beach

Laurie Gatlin
Professor

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 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: May 1 of each year.