Skip Navigation LinksHome > Financial Aid > College Scholarships > Scholarships by Grade Level > High School Scholarships > Music Center SPOTLIGHT Award - Visual Arts

Music Center SPOTLIGHT Award - Visual Arts

The Music Center Spotlight Awards program was established in 1988 to provide meaningful recognition, encouragement, and advancement opportunities to high school performing and visual artists in Southern California. Students of all talent levels are encouraged to participate in order to strengthen audition and performance skills. Now in its twenty-second year, the program boasts many highly successful alumni. More importantly, thousands of students of all levels of ability have benefited from this unique learning experience.


The visual arts categories are photography and two-dimensional art. The preliminary round of judging will take place in January. Semifinal auditions and master classes will be held from January – February.

Twelve finalists will be selected in performing arts, two from each category, to perform at the Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre in April. The four finalists in visual arts, two from each category, will also be presented that evening.

Scholarships for Visual Arts:
- First Grand Prize - $5,000 scholarship
- Second Grand Prize - $4,000 scholarship
- Honorable mentions - $250 scholarship
- Semifinalists receive a $500 scholarship for summer art classes
- Semifinal artwork is hung at a gallery for an awards reception and exhibition
- Semifinalists receive a $100 scholarship and a letter evaluating their portfolios
- All participants are invited to free art workshops led by leading professionals and a museum tour
- All participants receive a certificate

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you read through the “How to Apply for First Time Applicants” page before beginning your application. Once you are prepared to submit your application, please allow yourself at least 20 minutes to complete the process. You may want to print the instructions to guide you through the process.

If you have applied in previous years but would like to be reminded on how to submit your application, please read through the “How to Apply for Returning Students” before logging into the system.

Before you log in and apply, please read the Rules and Category section for general program rules as well as specific category guidelines and repertoire requirements.

This year's application will be available August 15th. For complete details, please visit our website.

Don't Go, There's More!!

View all the details and perhaps even apply for this scholarship. Not only that, but you will find even more scholarship opportunities and financial information along the way.
Register or log in by selecting the appropriate button below.
  

High School Scholarships

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Seven Tips for Repaying Your Student Loans

by Suada Kolovic

If you're a recent college graduate, chances are you’ll have to start paying off your student loans sooner than you think. And even with the economy in a slump, don’t expect a free pass on not paying your loans. Are you starting to panic? Well, don’t! There’s a ton of advice out there to help students stay on track and courtesy of the U.S. News and World Report, here are seven tips for repaying [...]

Is Harvard Biased Against Asian American Applicants?

by Suada Kolovic

Applying to some of the top universities in the country is undoubtedly unnerving given the quality of the applicants and the impossibly low acceptance rates. But what if because you were an Asian-American student seeking admission, you were held to an even higher standard? Well, that is what a coalition of 64 organizations is claiming. According to the compliant, which was filed [...]

Incoming University of Texas President Turned Down $1 Million Salary

by Suada Kolovic

Understanding how to negotiate your salary is a skill that you’ll hone over your career. Normally, many new employees want to negotiate for higher salaries...but for some, that's not always the case: Incoming University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves turned down a $1 million salary because he thought it was too much. Say what? According to the Austin [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed