CAEA Student Scholarships

The California Art Education Association offers four annual student scholarships:

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship for Middle and High School Students — Application deadline: March 1 of each year

The Duane Hagen Scholarship and Lauren Burch Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors — Application deadline: March 1 of each year

The Paul Kravagna Higher Education Scholarship — Application deadline: May 1 of each year

Please scroll down to view the following for each of these scholarships:
• Application details
• Current scholarship recipients

Scholarships sponsored by CAEA provide benefits to students statewide, including exhibiting art publicly and receiving commendations for exemplary work. Scholarships and awards for artistic achievement and service are presented by CAEA to selected students.

Nominating teachers must be current active members at the time applications are due.

For more information email [email protected]. Donations to the CAEA Student Scholarship Fund can be made by clicking here.

CAEA Student Artwork Rubric

In the absence of cross-committee norming, rubrics yield subjective results based on each judge’s unique interpretation of the rubric criteria.

It is important to understand that the CAEA Student Artwork Rubric will be used when judging all student scholarship artwork entries.  

CAEA Student Artwork Rubric

CAEA Student Photo Release Form

Each year, the CAEA website displays photos of student scholarship winners and their teachers next to the image of each winning artwork. To enable CAEA to do this, this form needs to be completed, signed, and sent to [email protected] by either the student scholarship winner or, if the student is a minor, the parents of student scholarship winners, along with a photo of the winner.   

CAEA Student Photo Release Form

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship for Middle and High School Students

CAEA has joined with The Idyllwild Arts Foundation to provide an opportunity for one student (Grades 6–12) from one of the four areas in California to experience this unique summer art program. Current CAEA members may nominate as many students as they wish. The cost of the program includes the art course taken as well as room and board. The Idyllwild Arts Foundation is generously covering the entire cost of the program for the chosen student. Students will need to provide for their own transportation and the $50 registration fee. The cost of materials will be covered up to a maximum of $250.

See Idyllwild Arts Academy and its program.

Application Deadline: March 1 of each year.

Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship Application Form

Gifts
pencil
Arianne Chao

2022 Idyllwild Summer Arts Program Scholarship Recipient

Arianne Chao

Stephanie Pinto
Teacher
Southern Area

Duane Hagen Scholarship and Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors

These two one-time scholarships are awarded to graduating senior high school art students who exemplify outstanding qualifications. Students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college art program. The awards are sent directly to the designated college and disbursed through its financial office. All information must be presented accurately, promptly, and completely to the screening committee or the nominee will not be considered for an award.

Application Deadline: March 1 of each year. 

Lime
fabric
Elle Gonzales

Fishing for Words
paper
Elle Gonzales

Tree Frog
metal
Elle Gonzales

2022 Duane Hagen Memorial Scholarship Winner

Elle Gonzales

Kristin Brandeberry
Teacher
San Diego Area

Coy
digital
Julia Lightfoot

Any Port
gouache, watercolor, ink
Julia Lightfoot

Again
ballpoint pen
Julia Lightfoot

2022 Laurel Burch Memorial Scholarship Winner

Julia Lightfoot

Kimiko Azama
Teacher
Northern Area

Paul Kravagna Higher Education Scholarship
The one-time scholarships for college students entering or enrolled in an art credential program at one of the California State Universities are awarded to those students who exemplify outstanding qualifications. The college students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited educational program. The awards are sent directly to the designated college and disbursed through its financial office. All information must be presented accurately, promptly, and completely to the screening committee or the nominee will not be considered for an award.

Application Deadline: May 1 of each year.