Arts Scholarship

The application period for our scholarship for the 2016-17 school year is now open.

If you are a senior currently enrolled at Ilwaco, Naselle-Grays River, South Bend, Willapa Valley, or Raymond High School and will be enrolling in a higher education art program (visual, music, graphic arts, drama, dance) in the fall, you are eligible to apply.

Applications must include your senior scholarship packet and a portfolio of your visual work or a recording of a performance. An interview with the Foundation board may be required.

Scholarship money will be awarded after successful completion of your first quarter of college.

Applications must be mailed to Willapa Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 401, South Bend Washington 98586. The deadline is April 30, 2016.

For more information, please contact us.

What We Do

The Willapa Heritage Foundation provides support to local artists and supports the arts in the Willapa Bay area. We promote diverse cultural and artistic enrichment programs and opportunities for our community - children and adults - to both create and enjoy art.

The Foundation has one fund raiser per year, known as Hearts for the Arts, to support our principal goals. With the money raised at this auction we support many programs in the area.

If you are an artist and would like to donate a work to the auction, please contact us.

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Community and Artist Grants Youth Art Scholarships

Our mission is to promote cultural and artistic enrichment in our community. We provide opportunities for members of our community to both create and enjoy art.In the last fiscal year the Foundation has given money to the Carriage House Museum, the Timberland Library’s summer-artist-in residence program, the Willapa Harbor Choral, Sunday Afternoon Live and our local schools. If you're an artist or organization providing Arts education or Arts based programming and would like to request financial assistance from the Willapa Heritage please contact us.

We offer mini-grants of up to $25.00 for students grades 8-12. Larger grants may be available in the future. Grants are for purchase of supplies for art,craft and performing arts projects. Students receiving grants may participate at our vendor's booth during the Raymond Festival Days in August 2016, or show/donate their work to Hearts for the Arts.

We also provide funding for summer drawing classes for teens at the South Bend and Raymond Timberland Libraries.

We offer an annual scholarship to local high school seniors who plan to pursue an Arts based degree. The scholarship is awarded at the successful completion of your first college quarter. Past awards have been made up to $1000, depending on merit and need. We are now accepting applications for students enrolling in a program in Fall 2016.

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