Pearson Lakes Art Center Art Scholarship Funded by the Patrice and Rita Leary Foundation

2017 Applications available February 1st, 2017. 

The Pearson Lakes Art Center is proud to announce an art scholarship available to Dickinson County students, funded by the Patrice and Rita Leary Foundation.  The Pearson Lakes Art Center Art Scholarship has been established to acknowledge and promote exceptional artistic achievement.  One recipient may receive up to $500.00 or two recipients may receive up to $250.00 to assist in furthering advanced study in art history, art education, or the visual arts.

Any graduating high school senior residing in Dickinson County may apply who has been accepted to a college or university to pursue a degree in art history, fine arts or art education.

The primary criteria for this scholarship are outstanding artistic ability, determined by review of a portfolio of work. Supporting recommendations, high school point average, ACT/SAT scores, artist statement and information requested on the application form will also be taken into consideration.

Applications are available at the Pearson Lakes Art Center (2201 Hwy. 71, Okoboji), your local Dickinson County school system, or available for download below.  Applications, complete with art portfolios, are due on or before April 4th, 2017. A panel will review the applications and artwork after that time.

For questions/comments please contact Education Director at 712-332-7013, ext. 101 or