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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ARTS FOR LIFE! 2013-2014 Scholarship Application

2013-2014 Scholarship Application

Arts for Life! annually awards $2,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.  Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 350 gifted high school seniors.

Application Period: October 1, 2013 – February 14, 2014 (extended).

Students who are graduating from a public or private school or a home education program in Florida in 2014.

Application Process:
Students must submit a completed information form, a brief essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.  Applications must be postmarked on or before February 14, 2014 and mailed to:

Foundation for Excellence in Education
Arts for Life!
P.O. Box 10691
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Selection Process:
A committee of judges for each of the five disciplines, comprised of respected experts, reviews and scores the students’ essays and work samples.  Students with the top scores in each discipline are awarded a scholarship.  Winning seniors will be notified in the Spring of 2014.

Award Process:
Scholarships will be awarded to winners at a luncheon in their honor.  Recipients are invited to perform or exhibit their artwork during the event.

More Information:
For more information, please contact Lisa Kammel Raguso, Arts for Life! Scholarship Program Director, at (850) 345-6284 or

 Download an application here:

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