Visual Arts Scholarship Application


La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Visual Arts Scholarship Program has awarded over $1,190,000 to local students pursuing college degrees in the visual arts since the beginning of the program in 1984.

Annual scholarship awards are made possible with proceeds garnered from LQAF events including La Quinta Arts Festival, Art Under the Umbrellas, and others; La Quinta Arts Foundation memberships; as well as contributions by community partners, individual donors and memorial contributions.

Current Scholarship recipients receive recognition of their progress and talent on LQAF website for new work created, and their accomplishments. Become a fan and follow LQAF on Facebook, enjoy our fantastic events and support deserving scholarship students in the process.

La Quinta Visual Arts Scholarship applications are now available for academic year 2016-2017.  The deadline is FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 by 4:00pm (PST). The forms below provide all information to complete the application.  Interested students need to carefully follow the Application Guidelines below.

  • Open and print the Application Guidelines and Student Checklist.  Follow the instructions carefully.
    Application Guidelines – Student Checklist
  • Fill out the Scholarship Application Form, including the Essay, then print and mail or fax to LQAF offices.
     2016-2017 Application Form
  • Submit three (3) recommendations from people who know you well and are knowledgeable about your artwork.  At least one of the recommendations should be your current or recent art instructor.  Have them fill out the Recommendation form, then print and mail or fax to LQAF offices.
    Recommendation Form 2016-2017


LQAF Visual Arts Scholarship applications and art portfolios are submitted online, and reviewed by the LQAF Scholarship committee in April. For information about La Quinta Arts Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship progam please direct questions to Kathy Taylor Bauer, Administrative Manager, by using our contact form.