Since it was instituted in 1984, La Quinta Arts Foundation’s Visual Arts Scholarship Program has been dedicated to assisting college bound visual art students realize their education goals.
With the conclusion of LQAF’s 33rd Anniversary in 2015, we are proud to announce the achievement of over $1,190,002 dollars in scholarships awarded to date.
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.
Ryan Ramirez Memorial Fund
LQAF thanks and acknowledges Debbie & Roy Ramirez of the Ryan Ramirez Memorial Trust. In their son Ryan’s name, the Ramirez Family has donated $156,662 to LQAF’s scholarship fund. Ryan Ramirez was a gifted artist who received a scholarship from LQAF in 1994 and whose memory lives in our hearts. The generosity of the Ramirez family has enabled over 100 students to achieve their art education goals.
LQAF Visual Arts Scholarship applications are available on our website each year in February. Applications and art portfolios are reviewed by the LQAF Scholarship committee in April with awards made in May.