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The Visual Arts Guild is pleased to be able to support our students and teachers each year through scholarships, grants, and funding for classroom supplies.


Students may request grant money for outside enrichment activities, such as, summer programs, figure drawing class or specific art supplies for projects related to their areas of concentration. A grant application is required, and is approved by the Department Head and the Guild Board (up to $200 per student).


The Visual Arts Guild at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts offers five $1,500 scholarships. To be eligible graduating Visual Arts seniors must have an intended, dedicated college major in one of the following areas: art, art conservation, art education, architecture, communication design, or art history and be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours in their freshman year. Scholarship recipients will demonstrate—above all—the highest caliber of artistic merit, with consideration given to financial need.

Recipients will receive the financial award and a certificate, confirming the scholarship, at the Senior Awards Ceremony, May 24, 2018.

2016 Recipients

The recipients of the 2016 Visual Arts Guild scholarships were:

Dolores Tompkins Award
Pearson Chambers

Nancy Miller Award
Bret Akop

Patsy Eldridge Award
Nik Hermanovski

Eva Kutscheid Award
Vivie Behrens

Sylvia Licon Award
Azra Zuniga

Teacher Enrichment

Teachers may also request grants from the Guild to cover the costs of needed classroom supplies, e.g. clay, metal working tools, paint, and to attend outside seminars or class field trips.