Gage Academy of Art Donor Scholarships embody the school’s mission to educate, enrich, and engage the community by providing access to art education for any student who wishes to begin or pursue their artistic practice. Donor scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Gage community members and contributing organizations and foundations. These privately funded scholarships are granted annually by a review panel.
Below is an outline of the Donor Scholarships that were available to student applicants during Gage Academy of Art’s 2019-20 academic year. Requirements for each scholarship are determined by the individual, corporate, and foundation donors. Applications for the 2019-2020 cycle have closed.
The Mary Gales Scholarship: $900
This scholarship is a memorial fund established in memory of Mary Gales for a gifted female or female self-identifying artist. The awarded amount will be determined by funding.
The Stanley R. & Robert E. Wright Foundation for the Arts Scholarship: $1,500
This scholarship is dedicated to the continuation of artistic excellence and the creative pursuit of aesthetic beauty through the fields of fine art, commercial art, and classical music. This need-based scholarship is awarded to a student age 17-27 with American citizenship who demonstrates outstanding ability and motivation in pursuing a career in their field.
The Allan and Mary Kollar Scholarship: $1,000
This scholarship is designated for a Gage Atelier program student. The Atelier program is designed for artists who intend to pursue profound mastery in the disciplines of painting, drawing, or sculpture under the guidance of an internationally-renowned teaching artist.
The Dennis Evans & Nancy Mee Scholarship: $1,500
This scholarship is established by the artists in support of a Gage student who is experimental in their approach to art making and is not afraid to break the rules.
The Felix “Felis” Sanchez Scholarship: $200
This scholarship is for an Atelier student, younger than 30, enrolling in fall 2019. The scholarship is in honor of artist, Felix “Felis” Sanchez, a Seattle painter originally from Iowa. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City. A Vietnam veteran, Felis was a member of the First Combat Art Team and his work is included in the Army Art Collection in Washington, D.C. He worked as a graphic designer for Seattle Times for nearly 30 years. His work can be viewed at felixsanchezart.com.
The Jessica Harrison Belzberg Atelier Scholarship: $2,000 in support of tuition assistance for one student, age 18-25
This partial tuition scholarship is designated for a first-year Gage Atelier program student, 18-25-years-old. The Atelier program is designed for artists who intend to pursue profound mastery in the disciplines of painting, drawing, or sculpture under the guidance of an internationally-renowned teaching artist.
Thacher Family Philanthrophy Fund Scholarship
This need-based scholarship is awarded to support deserving youth students.
For more information regarding Donors scholarship and the application process please contact Caitlin Stacy.