The Foundation Scholarship Fund and Application

The Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation (The Whitaker Foundation) is proud to announce the next round of its nationwide Art Scholarship Program, The Whitaker Foundation Art Scholarship Fund.

The Foundation intends to support art students with a special emphasis on watercolor and museum studies and to help them meet the diverse needs of today’s professional art and museum world.

Through the application process facilitated by The Whitaker Foundation, students are required to gain knowledge of the Whitakers’ works through their submitted essays or watercolor paintings.

Once the students’ works are evaluated, winners will be selected and the scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester.

3 Scholarships are being offered:

• Two (2) $2,000 Bachelor of Fine Art scholarships (watercolor emphasis)

    • One (1) $2,000 Bachelor of Art in Art History or Museum Studies scholarship

• Application period opens on September 1, 2018 and closes November 15, 2018



1. Must be an undergraduate student at a national accredited degree granting institution working
    towards a Bachelors degree in Fine Art, Art History, or Museum Studies

2. Must be a student in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA

3. Must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. legal resident (with a green card).  Scholarship winners will be asked to submit their social security numbers.

4. Must be 18 years or older at the time of entry.

Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT should they be selected for the scholarship.  Transcripts MUST be sent from the applicant’s school and MUST BE received within TEN DAYS.  Transcripts can be sent via the internet.

All Bachelor of Fine Art applicants MUST submit images of TWO original WATERCOLOR paintings. All paintings MUST have been painted after January 1, 2018.  All images MUST be titled with the artist’s name, title of piece, dimensions, and year completed (image title example: applicant name_title of painting_dimensions_year completed). Images submitted without this information will not be considered.

All Art History and all Museum Studies applicants MUST submit an essay responding to the question asked on the application. The essay MUST be between 500-700 words in length.