The Des Plaines Arts Council awards scholarships in two categories. Students currently in grades 4 through 8 are eligible for a maximum of $500, while students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for a maximum of $1000.
Since 1998 the Des Plaines Arts Council has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to eligible youth. These scholarships are to be used to pursue advanced study in the fine, performing, digital media or literary arts. Eligible programs include, but are not limited to, private lessons or classes and summer music, speech, drama and visual art camps. For high school seniors scholarships can be applied towards freshman college or specialty school tuition for any artistic major. Applicants must have a Des Plaines mailing address.
Download the cover letter and application form here: 2019 Des Plaines Arts Council Youth Scholarship Application
Applications are due on March 31, 2019.