Each year The Center gives local students and educators scholarships to further their education in the arts and humanities through four different scholarships. The Center also offers scholarships for all of our classes. This scholarship program is made possible through funds raised at The Center’s Annual Wine Auction and private donations.
For Center Classes
The Center offers scholarships to art classes offered through The Center, contact Sarah Kolash, Education Coordinator, for more information on these scholarships.
The Educator Scholarship: This scholarship is for educators in the Wood River Valley who work in public or private schools teaching pre-K through 12th grade. Teachers can use scholarship funds to support formal professional development in visual arts, performing arts or humanities. Any funds awarded must be used within 12 months of being awarded.
If you are interested in taking a Center class for professional development, please email Education Coordinator Sarah Kolash.
For College Students
The Gay V. Weake Scholarship: This scholarship is named after Gay V. Weake, a past Executive Director at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and a great supporter of art education. The intention of this scholarship is to benefit students who are serious about pursuing the arts as their college major.
For High School Students
High School Arts and Humanities Scholarship: This scholarship is designed for Blaine County high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 looking to further their artistic pursuits in the visual arts, performing arts or humanities.
Ezra Pound Scholarship: This scholarship is named for the renowned poet Ezra Pound who was born in Hailey, Idaho in 1885. Though Pound is best known for his literary legacy, his broad reach included the worlds of art, music and general intellectual inquiry. This award is given to a high school junior pursuing advanced study in the visual arts outside of the WR Valley during the summer before his or her senior year.