A key element of the VAA's mission is to support area students who wish to pursue and expand their education in the visual arts. The Leave a Legacy Scholarship Award for College Students is open to undergraduate students enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Art Associate in Arts (AA) in Studio Art. Students must attend the University of West Florida, Pensacola State College or Pensacola Christian College. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required and students must live within Escambia or Santa Rosa County, Florida. The award recipient will receive $500 to benefit their continued arts education.
Scholarship applicants are reviewed by the VAA Board of Trustees. The selected candidate shall be determined based on creativity, skill and passion toward their major.
Completed online application materials must be submitted by April 1, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Award winner will be notified by April 17, 2020.
The award recipient for this, and all 2020/2021 scholarship and grant awards, will be presented at the Leave A Legacy Award Reception and PopUp at Artel Gallery during Fall 2020. Award winners will also serve as the Gallery Night Featured Artists for the June 19th Gallery Night event in downtown Pensacola.