About the Scholarship

The Marco Island Foundation for the Arts (MIFA) provides scholarships to eligible students who reside on Marco Island or attend school on Marco Island. In order to apply for this award, a candidate must have demonstrated excellence in visual, literary, or performing arts, and intend to study one of the arts at the college level. A student must also be good at academic studies in order to gain this fund.


 Scholarship Application Procedure:

  • A student must submit a completed scholarship application form.

  • A student must provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation from a faculty member.

  • In addition to that, he/she must submit the examples of his or her work

  • An applicant must provide a current high school or college's official transcript

  • A student must provide a written narrative sketch.

  • A sample of a student's discipline may be a Literary sample – short story, poetry, performing Arts/ Theatre, Dance, etc.

  • The Confidential Faculty Evaluation Form must also be submitted by the faculty members.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amount is $1000 applicable to all scholarship eligible candidates.

According to the previous year's deadline information it was on 30th April 2019. All the official transcripts and online scholarship application must be postmarked no later than the mentioned last date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be resident of Marco Island, FL and should have demonstrated excellence in visual, literary or performing arts, and intend to study one of the arts at the college level.
  • Candidate must provide two recommendation letters along with a completed application form.

  • Candidate should provide a narrative sketch along with an example of work.

  • The candidate should submit high school transcripts.

  • Candidate should attend in person for an interview.

  • Candidate should attend a reception to accept the award if selected.