Seniors graduating in 2021 from:
Del Norte, Mt. Carmel, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, 
Carmel Crest, Ramona and Westview are eligible for 2021 NCSFA Scholarships

DEADLINE: April 20, 2021

(We are no longer accepting applications at this time.)

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. 


After submission of application: The Scholarship Committee will review your submissions.


PROCESS: (This has changed due to Covid19)

Interviews will be scheduled in late April with each applicant. All interviews will be done on Zoom. The committee has asked the student to prepare a Power Point presentation of their artwork to be emailed to prior to your scheduled interview. The committee would like to see about 8 pieces of your art with a variety of subject matter, media, and approaches. The winners will be notified after all interviews are completed. The interviews consist of two major parts: 


In the first part of the interview, the committee will discuss 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 through the Power Point presentation. 

The choice of artwork for the Power Point should demonstrate a range of different subject matter, different media and approaches, 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, and referral to the Power Point presentation of the students artwork. 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. 


The Scholarship Winner is promoted with an article and photo in the local newspapers and school's end-of-year award ceremony, if available. This scholarship has a small pool of applicants to draw from and will be awarding any where for $1000 to $2000. Best of luck.


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