The Iowa Scholarship for the Arts supports the development of outstanding high school seniors who excel in the arts and are enrolled in
accredited educational programs leading to careers in the arts.
Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are awarded to support 2016-2017 academic year tuition expenses at Iowa colleges or universities
The applicant must be an Iowa resident who will graduate from an Iowa high school during the 2015-2016 school year and be accepted as a
full-time undergraduate student at a fully-accredited Iowa college or university with a major in at least one of the following arts areas: dance,
literature, music, theatre, folk & traditional arts, or visual arts.
Immediate family members or dependent children of Iowa Arts Council board and staff are not eligible.
Submitted applications are reviewed by staff for completion, eligibility and adherence to published guidelines. Applications determined by
staff to be incomplete or ineligible will not be recommended for panel review and are specifically denied any appeals process. Eligible
applications will be referred to a competitive review by a panel of Iowa arts professionals with appropriate expertise commensurate to the
purpose of the scholarship program. Panel recommendations are submitted to the Director of the Department of Cultural Affairsand Iowa Arts
Council Administrator for consideration. All award decisions are final.