Betty Harlan Memorial Art Scholarship

Supporting students pursuing a career in the visual arts.

Winter Scholarship - Closed Closed This scholarship is part of the Winter application cycle. The application is open December 1st to February 1st every year. How to Apply

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

- Be a graduating high school senior.
- Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County.
- Plan to pursue a degree in visual arts, visual art education, or visual art history.
- Be involved in organizations and activities focused on visual arts.


Academic performance will be given moderate priority in the selection process.

For the purposes of this scholarship, visual arts is defined as creative art whose products are to be appreciated by sight, such as painting, sculpture, and film.

Written Prompt

Each CFNIL scholarship is created with a specific purpose in mind. As you complete the application, the system automatically matches you with every scholarship for which you are eligible and will present you with a specific written prompt for each. You're encouraged to craft a unique response to each prompt to show the reviewers why you're the best candidate for that scholarship.

Scholarship Background and Intent

Betty was vivacious and always pursued a new project or hobby. She was involved in all forms of visual arts and loved sharing it with others. The intent of this scholarship is to support someone with a continually creative mind who enjoys creating art.