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Student Scholarships

Art Education is a vital component of every learner’s core education.  MAEA’s mission is to advocate for and advance art education in Maryland.   Visual arts experiences cultivate creative expression, innovative thinking, problem solving, and personal development.  MAEA is committed to helping students who are interested in teaching visual arts to obtain a higher education degree.  High school seniors who are students in an MAEA member's class during the current school year or current college students majoring in art education may be awarded up to $500 to be used toward college expenses. 

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Applicants must either be:


  • a MAEA preservice teacher


  • a graduating senior attending a high school in Maryland and a student of an MAEA member.  Applicants must plan to major in art education at the college of their choice.


Applications will be judged on the following:

  • Completeness of application

  • Transcript review

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Level of involvement in arts activities

  • Essay

  • Portfolio

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