Arts for Life
Award: $1,000
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.  Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 525 gifted high school seniors.

High school students who are graduating from a public, private, or virtual school or a home education program in Florida in the spring of 2021.

Application Process:
Students must submit a completed application form, brief essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life” and a portfolio of work based on the parameters in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts. Applicants may apply under more than one discipline.

Applications can be completed online or must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2021 and mailed to:

Foundation for Excellence in Education
Attn: Arts for Life!
P.O. Box 10691
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Completed applications can also be emailed to

2020-21 Arts for Life Application

Additional Information

Minimum GPA:
Scholarship Location: State

Organization Information
(850) 345-6284
P.O. Box 10691