Visual Arts Scholarships

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 35th Anniversary in 2017, we are proud to announce the achievement of over $1.278 million in scholarships awarded to date.

Annual scholarship awards are made possible with proceeds garnered from LQAF events including La Quinta Arts Festival (ranked #1 in the nation 2013, 2014, 2015); La Quinta Arts Foundation memberships; as well as contributions by community partners, individual donors and memorial contributions.

Ryan Ramirez Memorial Fund

Ryan Ramirez

LQAF thanks and acknowledges Debbie & Roy Ramirez of the Ryan Ramirez Memorial Trust.  In their son Ryan’s name, the Ramirez Family has donated $170,662 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.

La Quinta Visual Arts Scholarship applications for academic year 2017-2018 are now closed.  

LQAF scholarship applications are available each year in February.  Applications and art portfolios are reviewed by the LQAF Scholarship committee in April with awards made in May.

Applicants must be Coachella Valley residents for at least five years, graduate from local high school, attend college or university full-time, and major in a visual arts discipline, including studio art, architecture, film, photography, graphic design, digital design, animation, fashion design, art education, and museum studies.

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