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About the Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program

Organized as a vehicle to perpetuate Anthony Quinn’s vision for an art conscious society, the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program raises and distributes funds for arts education. The Scholarship Program focuses on the Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theater, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts for young adults in high school. Scholarship recipients can apply Foundation funds to any recognized pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program. Funds awarded will be sent directly to the pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program designated by the student. The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition.


The Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication with a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support. The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus: Visual Arts & Design, Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental, Media Arts, and Literary Arts.

Scholarships are awarded competitively.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges in order to select scholarship recipients. Judges are practicing artists, arts educators, and experts in the various fields of focus, completely independent from the Foundation’s Board/staff, and geographically dispersed throughout the United States.

Maximum scholarship award is $2500.

How to apply for funding

The Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program is for young adults in high school for use towards a recognized pre-college, or summer intensive arts education program which emphasizes study in the following areas:

  • Visual Arts & Design
  • Dance, Theater, Singing, Instrumental 
  • Media Arts (Film, Photography, Animation, Computer Graphics) 
  • Literary Arts
Scholarship award amounts are a maximum of $2500.  Partial funding from other sources is encouraged.  Based on the requested amount and overall cost of the recognized pre-college or intensive summer arts program the Anthony Quinn Foundation may award only partial funding.  

In order to qualify for the applicant pool, the following items must be provided by Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
  • Parent/Guardian Form
  • Nomination Letter
  • Recommendation Letter 

Final materials, listed below, must be submitted for the judging round no later than Wednesday, January 3, 2018:
  • Completed Application
  • Artistic Statement
  • Work Samples
  • Picture of yourself

Please read the application guidelines carefully for your artistic discipline.  All applicants must complete the qualifying materials (parent/guardian form; nomination and recommendation letters) in order to advance to the next round.

Recipients are selected based on a list of criteria, carefully researched and developed using the highest standards of excellence and integrity. The criteria incorporate elements of talent, personal dedication and financial need.
Recipients will be notified no later than April 10, 2018.  

To apply, sign up at the top right of the page or create a new account by clicking the "Sign Up" button.