Two NSAL scholarships are offered annually for students ages 16-22: the Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Two-Dimensional Art and the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship in Classical Voice. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicants' chosen art fields. The funds may be used for college tuition and required art supplies, but may not be used for housing, travel or personal expenses. Scholarship funds are sent to the institution, teacher or program selected by the scholarship recipient, and scholarship recipients have 15 months to use the funds. Judging is done in two categories, for ages 16-18 and 19-22, based on the applicant's age as of March 1, 2024.
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 $12,000. The Chapter may also grant the Esley Hamilton Award for Excellence in Art, for $100.
The Chapter deadline for the Winston Scholarship in Two-Dimensional Art will be February 1, 2024. The deadline for the Winston Scholarship in Classical Voice will be February 1, 2024. Applications and rules for the next competition are posted at the bottom of this page. Questions about the Art Scholarship should be addressed to the Winston Art Chair, Adelia Parker-Castro, firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the Classical Voice Scholarship should be addressed to the Winston Voice Chair, Linda Seibert, email@example.com.
NSAL has established two scholarships to support students between the ages of 23 and 30, to attend summer intensive workshops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information about the NSAL-SAIC scholarships, click here. 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.