To encourage, support and mentor students from Lake and Sanders Counties interested in studying any of the fine arts, as defined below, and who shows a financial need to pursue that goal. 

~ Fine Arts as defined by the Scholarship Committee: drawing, painting, the study of art history, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, film, music, and art education. 


Students applying must be either enrolled in an art program at an institution of higher learning, or a high school senior accepted by a college, university, or specialized school offering degrees in the arts.  The student must fill out the application form, including a statement of interest and need, a portfolio, and a transcript.  


The student’s complete Scholarship Application (PDF),must be submitted by April 15 of the year submitted and will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, who will then present their selection to the Board of Directors,  along with the amount requested for approval.  The scholarship is paid to the school directly.  


When the committee does not have a viable student submission for the scholarship, or chooses to give only a portion of the funds allotted, the scholarship committee can choose to fund students or non-profit art groups who sponsor art education, and/ or reduce the cost of local workshops for SAG members.  All must submit an application and meet with the board for approval. 


The Sandpiper Gallery will further support the student scholarship recipients selected by encouraging them to include a piece of artwork in the members section for every new show. 

A gallery student membership will be offered to the scholarship recipients for that sponsorship year.