Art Scholarships

Our vision is to eliminate the idea of the ‘starving artist’. We believe that artists and the arts are the keys to vibrant, thriving communities. We see the arts as a tool for transformation: a way to enhance the beauty of the world around us, opening the minds of people and expanding society as a whole.

Through our Art Scholarship program we are able to directly impact the lives of individuals; creating a ripple effect that helps build community and will help reshape the way people view artists and the arts.

Our annual scholarship competition is a talent based competition. Our aim is to find young artists who exhibit the most artistic potential and talent and those that have the greatest potential for making change in the world through their profession and community contributions. While need and merit will be considered, 70% of our selection process is based on artistic ability.

  • Awards up to $25,000 per year (after all other scholarships/grants)
  • Renewable
  • Washington or Alaska Schools Only
  • Visual Arts Majors
  • First year, transfer, graduates, returning, foreign and domestic students eligible

Guidelines        Application        Scholarship Recipients

Robert B. McMillen Foundation’s List of Approved Colleges

  • Art Institute Seattle
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Central Washington University
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Gonzaga University
  • Northwest College of Art & Design
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Walla Walla University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth University