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    WCADC Visual Art Scholarship

    Offered by Women Caucus for Art - DC, Maryland and Virginia Chapter

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 16, 2024
    1 award worth

    $2,000 - $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you either (a) a female, high school senior of color from Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia who will be pursuing a visual fine arts program of study in college or (b) a current, female, first- or second-year college student of color from Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia who is enrolled in a visual arts program? If so, the WCADC Visual Art Scholarship may be a good opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards between $2,000 and $5,000 to one (1) female high school senior or college underclasswoman of color from Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia who are aspiring visual artists. In addition, winners receive a 1-year student membership to the WCA/DC chapter. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit images of three of their pieces of original artwork, Artist Statement(s), a Reflection Statement, and a letter of recommendation. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Women Caucus for Art - DC, Maryland and Virginia Chapter

    Women Caucus for Art - DC, Maryland and Virginia Chapter is a local chapter of the National WCA based in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. They are a community of women artists, curators, art historians, and art collectors with a mission to create community through art, education, and social activism.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Underclassmen


    Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

    Academic Interest

    Visual & Performing Arts

    Other Category



    Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit images of three of their original pieces of artwork.

    Artist statement & reflection statement

    Letter of Recommendation

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Women Caucus for Art - DC, Maryland and Virginia Chapter at [email protected].

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