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

Please scroll down for details about these 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 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.

Application Forms:

Read about Duane Hagen
Read about Laurel Burch

 

Ireland
Acrylic Paint

Congratulations to the 2020 Duane Hagen Memorial Scholarship Winner

Katelyn Hinkle

smiling teenage girl

Nominated by: Vicki Smart, Central Area

smiling female teacher

 

Skeletons
Watercolor and Ink

Congratulations to the 2020 Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship Winner

Danielle Sumpter

smiling teenage girl

Nominated by: Rita Fortner, Southern Area

smiling female teacher

 

Conforming Within a False Perception
Pencil/Pen, Acrylic Paint, and White Gel Pen

Congratulations to the 2020 Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship Winner

Mark Sigua

smiling teenage boy

Nominated by: Kimiko Azama, Northern Area

smiling female teacher

 

 

 

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program 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 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.

Application Forms:

  

painting of boy on rainbow background, with his hand covering face one eye is peeking through

Fear
Oil on Canvas

Congratulations to the 2020 Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship Winner

Povheng Yam (left)

Nominated by: Sasha Lyth (right), Northern Area

young man and woman teacher smiling

 

 

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 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.

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