The Central Minnesota Arts Board awards Student Arts Scholarships to individuals seeking their first undergraduate degree in an arts-related field.  Applicants must be residents of Region 7W but may attend college or university anywhere. Scholarship funds can be used for education costs that can be charged directly to the institution such as tuition, room and board, books, etc.

Awards are in the amount of $1,500. Individuals are eligible to receive up to four Student Arts Scholarships in a lifetime.

Who Can Apply

  • Individuals planning to attend an accredited institution full-time and major in an arts-related field
  • A current Minnesota resident of Benton Sherburne, Stearns or Wright County for a minimum of six months prior to application who will remain a resident during the scholarship period. Recipients may attend a school outside the region, but must maintain residence within Region 7W
  • US Citizens or individuals with permanent resident alien status

The Guidelines include the questions and
instructions for completing an application.


Download the Guidelines.doc in Microsoft Word to use as a draft!

Application DEADLINE:

Thurs., February 23, 2023

Panel Review:
Fri., March 24, 2023

BOARD Review Date:
Thurs., April 13, 2023


NEW? Watch the Applicant Tutorial for instructions on
creating an account and using the online grant system.

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