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Creativity Takes Courage Scholarship for Art Students

Offered by Scholarships360

Reviewed by Zach SkillingsLast updated Aug 9, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

January 31, 2024

Scholarship Overview

This award is open to students studying any form of visual and/or performing arts who write an essay expressing their views on creativity and courage. The French artist Henri Matisse once said, “another word for creativity is courage.” Artists can be loved and appreciated for their work, but they also have the potential to be criticized and rejected. Releasing art into the world involves overcoming fear and self-doubt. Even the most successful artists grapple with questions like “am I good enough?” or “will people like this?” If you’re a creative student who has ever struggled with these questions, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship! See the “Application Information” section below for details regarding the essay prompt. We look forward to reading your application!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students studying any form of visual and/or performing arts, including painting, sculpture, dance, theater, film, music, photography, digital art, creative writing, or a related field. Applicants must be high school seniors in the graduating class of 2024, or current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled during the 2023-24 academic year.

Grade Level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

TV/Radio Broadcasting, Visual & Performing Arts, Fashion Design, Graphic Design/Printing, Film/Video Production, Photography/Photojournalism, Music, Dance

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, login to your Scholarships360 account (or create an account), and submit a 250-word essay in response to the following prompt:

How are creativity and courage connected? Tell us about a time when you had to be courageous to share your art with others.

250-word essay

Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Creativity Takes Courage Scholarship for Art Students winner will be announced: February 29, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Scholarships360 at scholarsh[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Creativity Takes Courage Scholarship for Art Students is not renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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