The Art Club has granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to local students pursuing arts education in degree-granting programs. It is unusual for a small town to enjoy a scholarship program which is able to provide substantial support to students pursuing careers in the arts. Among former Saugatuck Douglas Art Club Scholars are many people who are successfully pursuing careers as practicing artists, performing artists, designers and art educators.
From the Scholarship Chair
Student Grant Guidelines
- The recipient must be a graduate of the Saugatuck school district or the son or daughter of a full or part-time resident who is an active club member. An exception may be made for a Saugatuck High School graduate whose parents have left the district.
- Grant recipients must attend full-time in a matriculated program at a college or university or a degree-granting art school. Full-time is considered to be twelve or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students may qualify for a part-time grant. Please send proper documentation each fall and winter semesters in which you are applying.
- The recipient must be an art major in fine or applied arts, which include visual arts, art history, art education, commercial design, photography, and architecture.
- Grant money must be applied to a Bachelor or Master of Arts program. Anything else may be taken under special consideration by the art club board.
- There will be no restrictions based on age, race, or need of applicant.
Undergraduate grants of up to $300 may be awarded to middle or high school students attending visual art programs at not-for-profit schools (e.g. Blue Lake Fines Arts Camp or early college programs such as the “Rising Star” program at Savannah College of Art and Design). These will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will depend on availability of funds.