Scholarship Program

The scholarship program is an important part of The Center’s mission enriching the education of students and educators through transformational arts experiences. Each year The Center awards local students and educators scholarships to further their education in the arts and humanities through four different types of scholarships. This scholarship program is made possible through funds raised at The Center’s Annual Wine Auction and private donations.

Congratulations to all the 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

Ben Anderson                            Arika Gourley               Bronwyn Reagan
Kim Aranda                                Jennifer Jordan             Lemuel Reagan
Pierson Carlsen                         Josie Koeplin                 Neftali Reigle
Monica Carrillo Casas              Jorgen Lawrence          Milo Ryason
Elva Chen                                   Annabelle Lewis          Amy Schlatter
Rebecca “M” Clayton               Jeff Mecham                  Beck Vontver
Chase England                          Odalis Ocampo            Annabel Webster
Emma Flolo                                Haylee Pettit                 Anik Zarkos
Joseph Frye                                Dylan Porth
Caleb Garvin                              Ashlie Pulleiro

Please check out these informational links below

Scholarship Pamphlet 

Portfolio Advice

Application Tips and Information

Additional Forms

Financial Cover Page

Recommendation Form


For Teachers

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.

Step 1: 2017 Educator Application Requirements

Step 2: 2017 Educator Final Report

If you are interested in taking a Center class for professional development, please email Education Coordinator Sarah Stavros.


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.

Step 1:  2017 Gay V. Weake Application Requirements

Step 2: 2017 Gay V. Weake Final Report


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.

Step 1: 2017 High School Application Requirements

Step 2: 2017 High School Final Report

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.

Step 1: 2017 Ezra Pound Application Requirements

Step 2: 2017 Ezra Pound Final Report

2017 Scholarship Reception Photo Gallery

2017 Scholarship Reception