Two NSAL scholarships are offered annually for students ages 16-22: the Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Art and the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Classical Voice. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. Both scholarships must be used for private study, special training, or personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium or vocal career; this may include workshops, voice teachers, summer programs, etc., but may not include college tuition, housing, or travel.
The Saint Louis Chapter may select up to two Chapter Winners for each Winston Scholarship. Each winner will receive an award of $250 and will be eligible to compete for the National scholarships, awarded in varying amounts up to a maximum of $5,000.
Details of the Winston Scholarships and application forms for the previous competitions are available on the National website, www.arts-nsal.org. The application forms and rules for the spring 2018 Scholarships will be posted when available. The next Chapter deadline will be February 1, 2018.
In 1987, the National Society of Arts and Letters established the NSAL Scholarship Fund to support students attending the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, California. Students do not apply directly to NSAL for this scholarship; the recipient is selected by the school from among the students who are accepted into the program. For more information about CalArts, click here.
In 2014, NSAL partnered with the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio to sponsor one student each year to attend a two-week summer session at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio in Iowa City, Iowa, home of the University of Iowa. Students do not apply directly to NSAL for this scholarship; the recipient is selected by the Iowa program directors from among the students who are accepted into the program. For more information about the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio program, click here.