The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is a nonprofit arm of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). One of the purposes of the Foundation is to support emerging young visual artists by providing financial awards to committed, deserving students. Established in the early 1990s, the Gold Grant Award has been presented annually to an outstanding and promising art student.
Full-time undergraduate art majors, including graduating college seniors, enrolled in a community college or university in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho and working in a variety of two-dimensional media are eligible for the Foundation's annual Gold Grant Award. Students are required to submit an application, five examples of their best work in any 2-D media (other than computer or photography) a descriptive list of images submitted, a signed and sealed letter of recommendation on school letterhead from a faculty member, a photo of the student, and both an artist's statement and biography.
The winner is expected to attend an award dinner, followed by an award ceremony at the General Meeting of the Northwest Watercolor Society in Bellevue, Washington at which time the funds will be presented to the scholarship recipient.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.