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$10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO OJAI VALLEY ART STUDENTS FOR 2019


Deadline for application is: Friday, May 10, 2019 MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING APPLICATION, HERE

The Ojai Studio Artists organization is awarding $10,000 for art scholarships this year to qualified juniors/seniors in high school and college students who are residents of the Ojai Valley and are pursuing a career in the visual arts. Applicants are eligible to receive one scholarship award per year with a maximum of four scholarships total.

This is a wonderful opportunity for art students to receive financial aid, to augment their resumes and to connect with OSA’s vibrant community of artists. Professional artists from OSA will jury the digital entries, awarding scholarships based on merit. Selected works of the recipients will be exhibited at the historic Ojai City Hall during the summer, June 8- August 30. A formal presentation of awards and opening reception will take place at Ojai City Hall on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

“Receiving the scholarship is an incredibly inspiring experience,” Kayla Petrucci, a Nordhoff High School graduate and four-time winner, explains. “It reaffirms your confidence in your own skills as an artist and gives you the ability to explore new mediums and refine those skills.” At the same time, the award helps fund her college education.

Since its inception, the Ojai Studio Artists (OSA), a 501 (c) (3) California non-profit organization, has raised over $244,000 for educational support. A vital part of OSA’s community mission, the scholarships are financed by donations and funds raised during the Annual OSA Studio Tour. This year’s OSA Tour takes place on October 12-14. Application forms and submission requirements can be downloaded at: www.ojaistudioartists.org. Applications must be received by 5:00, Friday, May 10, 2019.

For more information, contact Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs: Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, 805/844-8595, susanamend@pobox.com or Carol Shaw-Sutton, 310/386-6072, cshawsutt@aol.com

About Ojai Studio Artists The organization’s mission is to create an environment where artists thrive ― professional and student alike — and fulfill the potential of the arts to enrich lives and build community.

*We are focusing on students from the Ojai Valley this year.

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