About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, a tax-exempt organization that helps individuals, families, businesses, and agencies support charitable causes throughout Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. Through their Community Grants Program, nonprofit organizations can apply for financial support to continue to do the work that enhances our communities. The grant was established to honor the memory of Fern Cousineau Duncan, an art teacher. It supports graduating seniors with an emphasis on students who are pursuing a career in the field of art, including visual arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, or sculpture. 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Interested applicants must first create an account on the Community Foundation of NCW online site and complete the eligibility quiz. Only then applicants will be able to access the individual applications for any eligible scholarships.

  • Along with the application, the applicants should submit their academic transcripts, EFC (expected family contribution) from their SAR (Student Aid Report), two reference contacts information, and FAFSA.


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts to $2,000 yearly and is non-renewable.

  • One scholarship will be provided per year.


Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for March 1


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior of a North Central Washington High School

  • Pursuing a career in the field of art (not just as a hobby)

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Must reside in and attend school in Chelan, Douglas, or Okanogan counties.


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