Art Scholarships

Promoting Future Arts! – The Arts Council Scholarship Program
Annually, graduating Royal Oak High School seniors that have been involved in visual, literary or performing arts such as Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Dance and Creative Writing may apply for an Arts Council Scholarships. Applications are available at high school counseling offices in January. Completed applications must be submitted online or by U.S. Mail (postmarked) no later than April 9, 2018. Scholarship winners receive their checks which are to be used toward college tuition in May.

Recipients are selected without regard to race, sex, religion, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality or any other criteria which violates the laws of the United States or the state of Michigan.


Applications must be submitted with:

Additional sheets may be attached with personal history and listings of awards, accomplishments and/or relevant activities.

Judging is conducted by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the ROAC. Notification of results will be emailed to each applicant.

Apply Online

Download – 2018 Scholarship Application Form


Scholarship Determination

Acceptance of a scholarship constitutes permission to use recipient’s name and or likeness and artwork for the purpose of advertising the ROAC scholarship program. In addition, recipient may be asked to perform, read, or display art at an ROAC function. Scholarship checks will be awarded at the ROAC Annual Meeting which will be held in May at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Center at 3500 Marais in Royal Oak – Date to be announced.


Congratulations to our 2017 scholarship winners!

Royal Oak High School – Gwen Hutchinson
Gwen been active in the Orchestra, as well as serving as Drum Major for the high school band. She has participated in Orchestra, Marching Band, Alternative Strings, Flute Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Drama Club and Model United Nations.  Gwen plans to attend Eastern Michigan University to major in Music Education (Instrumental).

Royal Oak High School – Katherine Hill
Katherine has been active in Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and has served as Choir Officer, Student Director and Accompanist.  She has also been active in Wind Ensemble, Honor Society and Drama Club.  Katherine will attend Michigan State University this fall to major in Music Education (vocal).

Shrine High School – Jeremiah Cortez
Jeremiah is a video game artist as well as a Scholastic Art Award winner for his more traditional art creations.  He is also musically talented as a regular player in the Oakland Youth Orchestra.  Jeremiah is a member of the National Honor Society and Principal’s List.  He plans to attend Michigan State University to major in Computer Science with a minor in Game Design.