Seniors graduating in 2020 from:
Del Norte, Mt. Carmel, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, and Westview are eligible for 2020 NCSFA Scholarships

Before applying, click the link below to view the application. Then have your answers prepared BEFORE starting the application. While you may be able to edit your responses, you cannot save unsubmitted forms. You cannot submit a form without answering all questions. You will get an email after you respond, providing you with a link if you wish to edit your application later. If you lose this link, you will be unable to edit, and it is better to submit the application as well prepared as possible.  Best wishes for all applying. You must submit an application by the deadline to get invited to interview. 

The following link is active now until the deadline, Sunday March 15th 2020 at midnight:
The Scholarship Committee will review your submissions.

For those who have submitted an application, 


Interviews will be scheduled Friday March 27 or Saturday March 28, between 10 am to

3 pm at the Rancho Bernardo Library upstairs Community Room, 17110 Bernardo Center Dr. Please bring your portfolio with eight pieces of work. These should show a range of different subject matter, media and approach. No computer-generated images of work. Winners will be notified after all interviews are completed. Scholarships will be presented at our annual Spring Fling at the RB Library upstairs Community Room, where you will be invited to exhibit your artwork, as well as at your school's end-of -year award ceremony, if available.


The Spring Fling is scheduled for Sunday, April 19. Take in and set up of artwork is 10:30 to 12. This one-day art show starts at 12:30 pm. It will feature our scholarship winner(s), and includes live music at 1 pm - 1:30 pm, art by NCSFA members, and refreshments by the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library.

The committee meets with each applicant. The interviews consist of two major parts: 
In the first part of the interview, discussion of the completed application form.This gives information on the colleges and universities that the applicant has pursued and/or been accepted to, financial support approaches, his/her vocational goals, personal history in art both formally and informally, the influence of others, and involvement in organizations -school clubs, involvement in creative and practical arts, athletics, awards, theater, science fair, and hobbies. During the interview, applicants are given the opportunity to add pertinent information concerning special needs within the family, and it ends with an invitation to "brag on themselves" and to say why they should receive a scholarship.

In the second part of the interview, the student shares his/her work with the committee. 
Each applicant is asked to bring eight of his/her best work. No computer generated images. These should demonstrate a range of different subject matter, media and approach, to show the student's interests and talents. The discussion centers on the background of the choice, the reasons for creating the piece, and what the artist was trying to achieve.

Each interview takes approximately thirty minutes.

The final stage in the scholarship selection process follows this course of action:
Each committee member individually reviews her notes and gives a preliminary ranking to all the applicants.

The committee meets to confer on this ranking. The discussion includes individual response to each applicant, referral to photos of the artwork taken at the time of the interview and subsequent adjustment, where necessary, to reach a consensus.
Students are then notified . Each applicant is contacted. Those who have not been awarded a scholarship are encouraged to continue to develop their skills and to persevere towards reaching their goals. 

Scholarships are awarded at Scholarships will be presented at our annual Spring Fling at the RB Library upstairs Community Room, where you will be invited to exhibit your artwork, as well as at your school's end-of -year award ceremony, if available.


1.  Click on the blue DONATE link at the top of the letter. This takes you to a different screen.


Questions about the scholarship process -  Contact Sharon Ford
Technical questions about the application form -  Contact Kathyrn Peterson

Events at a Glance

Oceanside Museum of Art Lecture Online
Friday, April 3rd 7-8 pm (free but must 

Click here to register for this free event and receive directions to access the live stream from any device.


Did you know that over $10 billion dollars of art are stolen per year?


Learn about high profile cases such as a brazen jewel heist at the Dresden Green Vault museum, the shocking forgery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and more—without leaving the comfort of your own home! 


Join Robin Douglas for a high stakes lecture of mystery and intrigue as she explores some of the most significant art heists, forgeries, and recoveries of all time. Presented via Zoom, get ready to travel the globe by meeting the characters and stories behind the world’s most notorious art thefts followed by a digital Q and A.


In association with OMA Book Club, this virtual lecture is the perfect companion to their Winter Series on art crime.


(subject to change)
Sept 10, 2019 Meeting Nancy Oleksa
Sept 24, 2019 Workshop Nancy Oleksa

Oct 5, 2019 Saturday -  Show Entry deadline
Oct 8, 2019 Meeting Mike Steirnagle 
Oct 22, 2019 Workshop Sharon Ford
Nov 12, 2019 Meeting Elaine Harvey  
Dec 10, 2019 December Lunch & Paint out
Jan 14, 2020 Meeting Joan Bonetti 
Jan 28, 2020 Workshop Joan Bonetti 
Feb 11, 2020 Meeting Linda Doll 
Feb 25, 2020 Workshop Sharon Ford  
March 10, 2020 Meeting Angelika Villagrana
March 24, 2020 Workshop Elaine Harvey Cancelled

April 14, 2020 Meeting Elaine Harvey Cancelled*
Check back for other online substitutions

April 19, 2020 SPRING FLING Cancelled
April 28, 2020 Workshop Angelika Villagrana Cancelled
May 12, 2020 Linda doll Meeting Critique