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Applications for the OSA 2024 Visual Arts Scholarship 
closed as of 
Wed. April 17, 2024.
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Scholarships and Mentoring

From the beginning, the Ojai Studio Artist’s mission has been to create an environment where artists thrive ― professional and student alike — and fulfill the potential of the arts to enrich lives and build community.  In 1993, OSA initiated its youth scholarship program funded by proceeds from the tour tickets, raffle/auction sales, sponsorships, donations and grants.


To date, OSA has given $274,00 in scholarship awards to promising art students at the high school and college levels as part of our art education outreach program in the Ojai Valley. Monies are also used to purchase art books for local libraries, to partner with schools by teaching classes and mentoring students, and to support public art projects and other community art needs.  


Organized by the OSA Scholarship Committee, the focus of this year’s program is open to art students at the Nordhoff High School in the Ojai Valley. We

are able to offer close to $7,000 in awards this year. Working closely with Nordhoff art teachers, the group will ultimately jury students’ work in-person for the first time.  


Also, throughout the 2024 spring semester, OSA artists are offering a number of professional development opportunities with mentorships, classes, field trips and studio visits. The dollar amount received by the scholarship winners will not only help pay for tuition and art supplies, but is a truly meaningful show of encouragement and support. The application process itself is fundamental preparation for fledgling student artists. ​


Students will also be able to assist artists in their studios during the Second Saturday tours (March-July) and the Annual OSA Tour October 12-14. The tours are free for students but we always appreciate donations from tour patrons to our scholarship program.

Meet the 2022 Scholarship Awardees
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