The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is proud to support local students pursuing an arts education through a collaboration with The Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association. The application is available on the CCIAEA website and below, however please contact CCIAEA for additional information about the scholarships: 

2021 Senior Art Student Scholarship Information and Application due by email to
Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association is offering scholarships to current high school seniors who have participated in the visual arts at his or her respective high school. This is a cash award designated for expenses such as books, art supplies or tuition for the recipient’s first year in College/Art School and will be awarded to the recipient after their first successfully completed semester of college.

Award Process and Criteria:
• Applications are due by email to on May 1, 2021.
• Applicants will be notified of our decision by email on May 10, 2021.
• The scholarship reception and award ceremony will be May 20, 2020 at 4:30pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis.
• The award is to be used for books, art supplies or tuition during the student’s first year at college.
• The application and all attachments will be reviewed by the CCIAEA Scholarship Committee.
• The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.
• This award is primarily based upon the quality of the art presented and promise of successful completion of further study in the visual arts.

​Application Process:
Complete this application form, including a one-page personal essay. Include how and when you first became interested in the visual arts, how you have pursued that interest so far, and how you intend to pursue it further in education and life.
• Enclose one letter of recommendation from a faculty member from your high school art department.
• Create a Powerpoint or Google Slide Presentation with five JPG images of your best art work.  For each piece include information on the title, the medium, the actual size of the piece, and date completed.

Please send all to:


Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship

Jonathan Rice struggled with mental illness for much of his life.  Among his many talents was that of artist, particularly using the mediums of watercolor and charcoal sketch.  Jon grew up in Orleans and attended Nauset Regional High School.  In addition to being well-liked by his many friends, Jon was his class valedictorian and  captain of the varsity basketball and tennis teams.  He attended Harvard University, where he majored in Psychology.  Just a month shy of his graduation, the impact of previously unrecognized mental illness began to influence his behaviors and emotions, and Jonathan attempted suicide.   Through medication, therapy, and determined focus, Jon was able to manage his illness, if not fully overcome it.  He was twice married and had two wonderful daughters.  Although employment was not always easy or consistent for Jon, he held the position of draftsman at a couple of Cape engineering firms, utilizing his combined skills of mathematics and art.  Throughout his life, art was always a calming refuge for Jon.  He often used it to express emotions and feelings that were not otherwise easily conveyed.  The Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship is in his memory in the hope that others battling the challenges of mental illness, in themselves or their family, will pursue their interest in art with confidence and passion. Jonathan Rice passed away February 2013 following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

Click here to apply or for additional information on the Jonathan Rice Art Scholarship.

For any questions please contact Julie Wake at