Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarship Application-High School
All students applying must have a Des Plaines postal address.
Students who have been awarded a scholarship will not be eligible two consecutive years.
Applications will be judged in two age categories:
4th through the 8th grade – Up to $500
9th through the 12th grade – Up to $1,000
Scholarships are to be used for tuition to study the fine, performing, digital media or literary arts. Eligible programs include, but are not limited to, supplies, materials, instruments, freshman college tuition, specialized training, private lessons, summer camps or special programs in any facet of the fine, performing, digital media or literary arts.
Scholarships must be used no later than December 31, 2021.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Final selection will be made by the Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarship Committee.
Selection is NOT based on financial need.
All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the original information submitted, see reverse side for details.
Any changes in plans after the original application is accepted may make the student ineligible.
All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2020.
Students who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified on or around May 1, 2020. Awarded recipient names will also be posted on our website at DPArtsCouncil.org. Check our website for scholarship updates prior to calling. Checks will be sent to the school or program, not directly to the student or parent, except in the case of college tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to provide appropriate billing information to the Arts Council, including the scholarship recipient’s social security number.
For further information or additional scholarship forms, visit our website, at DPArtsCouncil.org or contact Donna Catlett at (847) 296-1409 or Linda Traina at (847) 341-4146.
Reminder: Applications will not be considered if any portion of the application is missing.
Contact Phone Number
Maine West High School
Maine East High School
Elk Grove High School
The Willows Academy
Des Plaines Arts and Science Academy
St Viator High School
Another High School (Please list in resume section)
Grade In School
Amount of Scholarship Requested
Money will be used for
Private Lessons (Music Drama, Visual Arts)
Camp Attendance (Music Drama, Visual Arts)
Purchase of a musical instrument
Freshman College Tuition
Please write a personal statement below of no more than 100 words about why you should receive a scholarship.
Please list your participation and awards in the Arts area that you wish to receive a scholarship for. This could be school or community ensembles, awards received, exhibitions you participated in (etc). Include dates and locations.
Please write a description below of how this scholarship will be used. This could be a weblink/website from a private teacher, a camp or images from a brochure or catalog.
Student: please type your first and last name acknowledging your signature to this document.
Parent and/or Guardian: please type your first and last name acknowledging your signature to this document.
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