Emerging Artist Scholarship

Arts Scholarship Information

The Society Incorporated, Supporting the Arts is an organization founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization of professional women of color who are dedicated to enhancing, exposing, and promoting youth in the arts. We provide support for young literary, visual, musical, and performing artists.

We are proud to offer $2000.00 Emerging Artist Scholarships in the following  categories:

Visual Arts (graphic media and film)

Performing Arts (dance and theatrical)

Literary Arts (written and spoken word)

Musical Arts (vocal and instrumental)

In order for a student to be eligible for one of the Emerging Artist Scholarships from the Society,  Incorporated – Supporting the Arts, an applicant MUST comply with the following requirements:

❏ Be a senior student of an accredited high school in good standing and eligible to receive a high school diploma at the end of the 2022-2023 Academic Year and plan to attend college in the fall.

❏ Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. from your high school. (You must provide a copy of your latest transcript with your completed application).

❏ Be involved in school and community leadership activities and exhibit qualities of high character and integrity.

❏ Complete the formal scholarship application along with all necessary verification.

❏ Submit two (2) letters of recommendation that show evidence of character, leadership,        and/or community service.

❏ Complete the scholarship requirements for Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts or  Musical Arts.

❏ All applicants must write an essay explaining their interest and goals in the field of Visual Arts,  Performing Arts, Literary Arts, or Musical Arts.

❏ All applicants must sign the attached application certifying that all information provided is true and complete to the best of their knowledge. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Application Requirements:

  • Write a 300-word essay explaining your interest and goals in your artistic field.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well and are knowledgeable about your artistic, scholastic, and community service work. At least one of these letters must be from one of your high school teachers. Fellow students, friends, or family members will not be accepted as references.
  • The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A., exhibit leadership ability, and participate in community service activities. Provide a copy of your official transcript with the application.
  • Submit an electronic representation of your work. This may be a photo of your art or written word or a video of your performance – audio-visual production, spoken word, theatrical, dance, or musical performance.
  • Submit a photo of yourself with the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Letters of Reference should be sent to:


Application Deadline: March 1, 2023