Visual Arts Scholarship

The Visual Arts Scholarship
Application Deadline | March 3, 2023 

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards visual arts scholarships to area students based on an application process.  Visual arts scholarships are open to 9th through 12th-grade high school students living in the Northeast Georgia region.  The available visual arts scholarship funding is brought to you in part by The Ann and Jack Crowley Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts.

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Now serving counties in all of Northeast Georgia
Athens-Clarke, Banks, Barrow, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Habersham, Hart,
Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Walton, White

Each year, The Classic Center Cultural Foundation provides $30,000 in annual scholarships to talented high school students to help them pursue their passion in a career that will allow them to spread their artistic wings. Scholarships are awarded for hospitality, performing arts, and visual arts based on an application and audition process. The Classic Center Cultural Foundation grants $60,000 in annual scholarships in hospitality, performing, and visual arts. 

Recipients awarded the performing arts and visual arts scholarships will receive $2,000, and their high school program will be presented $500. Students who demonstrate a strong commitment to their craft and are interested in applying should visit or e-mail The deadline to apply for the performing arts and visual arts scholarship is March 3, 2023. 

2021-2022 Visual Arts Scholarship Recipients

Brynleigh Tannehill- Visual Arts Scholarship

Brynleigh Tannehill
Visual Arts, Morgan County High School

For Morgan County High School Senior, Brynleigh Tannehill, art is an extension of herself.  She was the 2019 recipient of the Silver Scholastic Award for Sculpture, and she has turned what was once a hobby into a career aspiration through an impressive course lineup throughout her high school years.  She hopes to attend Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and pursue art restoration.

Nancy Suarez Gonzalez

Nancy Suarez-Gonzalez
The Ann & Jack Crowley Scholarship Fund for the Visual Arts, Cedar Shoals High School

Senior Nancy Suarez-Gonzalez uses her art inspiration as an outlet and a connection to her heritage.   The Cedar Shoals High School student has displayed works at The Georgia Museum of Art, and she was recently chosen for the Board Appreciation Artwork by the staff of her high school.  Nancy aspires to bring murals to the Athens area that speak to her cultural roots and inspire others through her work.

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