The Museum of Ventura County announces the application process for its visual arts scholarships is open. The Bonita C. McFarland scholarship is named for a generous benefactor to the arts in Ventura County. The funds for the scholarships are generated from an endowment, held and administered by the Museum of Ventura County. The scholarships are available to any high school senior preparing to enter college in the fall of 2020 or any continuing college level student of the visual arts who is also a Ventura County resident.

The total amount awarded will be $10,000.00.  In past years, individual awards have been $500 or more, depending on need and number of scholarships awarded.  Applicants will be selected by a committee consisting of Museum personnel and members of the Museum’s Fine Art Committee. Awards will be based on artistic merit and commitment as demonstrated by the application, letter of recommendation, essay, and examples of the applicant’s prior work/projects.

Scholarship Application

Eligibility
The Bonita C. McFarland Scholarships are available to any high school senior or college level student of the visual arts who is also a Ventura County resident.

Amount of the Awards
The total amount awarded will be $10,000.00. In past years, individual awards have been $500 or more, depending on need and number of scholarships awarded.

Selection Process
Applicants will be selected by a committee consisting of members of the Museum’s Fine Arts Committee and Museum staff.

Criteria
Awards will be based on artistic merit and commitment as demonstrated by the application, essay, letter of recommendation, and examples of work.

Timeline:

  • Applications must be submitted using the form below, no later than: June 19, 2020
  • Juror review of applications July 2020
  • Scholarships announced August 3, 2020
  • Awards Reception TBD Fall 2020

The application form is closed.
Good luck to all the applicants!