About the Scholarship

Arts for Life! Scholarship is accredited by Arts for Life. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization which was established by Mrs. Columba Bush in the year 1999 to recognize the creativity and artistic talents of high school students’ throughout Florida.

Arts for Life! Scholarship is provided to graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.


What are the requirements needed while applying for this scholarship?

  • Students must submit a completed application to meet eligibility.

  • A brief essay must be submitted explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life”

  • A portfolio of work must be demonstrated in creative writingdancedramamusic, or visual art.

  • The understudies applying for this award must present a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.


Arts for Life! Scholarship award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $1000 each year depending on the availability of funds and the awards are non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to 25 candidates each year depending on the students meeting their requirements.


Deadline info

The applications are to be presented before the end of February 04, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are accessible online on the Arts for Life website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in Florida.
  • The candidate has to submit an essay on "How the arts have positively influenced my life", 500 words or less.