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About the Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program

Anthony Quinn was an Academy Award-winning actor who appeared in more than 150 films, and was a talented sculptor and painter.  The Anthony Quinn Scholarship Program was established to commemorate his contribution to the arts and support his vision for an art conscious society.  The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program distributes funds for arts education to high school students who demonstrate a strong commitment to personal artistic growth, exceptional talent, dedication and focus. 

The Scholarship Program focuses on the Literary Arts, Media Arts (Film, Photography, Animation, Computer Graphics), Performing Arts: Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental and Visual Arts & Design, and The Foundation makes an effort to distribute the funds evenly across the fields of focus.  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 arts education program designated by the student.  The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship cannot be used for secondary school or college tuition.

Scholarships are awarded competitively, and applications will be reviewed by a panel of nationally dispersed judges who are practicing artists, arts educators, and experts in the various fields of focus.  Judges are completely independent from the Foundation’s board/staff.

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:

  • Literary Arts
  • Media Arts (Film, Photography, Animation, Computer Graphics)
  • Performing Arts:  Dance, Theatre, Singing, Instrumental
  • Visual Arts & Design
Summer programs vary in costs.  The maximum scholarship award is $2,500.  Some programs cost less, but many exceed that cost so students are encouraged to seek funding from other sources. 


In order to qualify for the applicant pool, the following items must be provided by EXTENDED DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH (those who have submitted by the original deadline of Tuesday, November 28, 2017 are marked as such):
  • 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
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.

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 will be notified no later than April 10, 2018.  
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