Mary Whyte Award
Established in 2007, the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award is designed to highlight a visual art teacher in a South Carolina public high school who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the South Carolina Art Education Association.
to access the application.
R. Scot Hockman Teacher Grant
Applicants must be active members of SCAEA for at least one year prior to the year of application and
teach in a K-12 setting.
Grant funds must be used to support instruction during the regular school day. The grant amount awarded may be up to $750.
Teachers that are awarded grant funds must present a session at the SCAEA State Conference following grant implementation. This presentation will include an overview of the their grant program or unit, a description of the impact on student achievement, the impact on the teacher's instructional practices, and examples of student and/or teacher products created through grant funds.
Grant activities must be founded on the National Visual Art Standards and provide effective, innovative art instruction.
to access the application.
SCAEA 2018 Awards (Call for Nominations)
SCAEA Awards Program was established to r
in the many outstanding individuals, programs, and supporters of art education in South Carolina.
The awards also aim to focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators; i
ncrease public awareness
of the importance of quality art education; s
for quality art education and demonstrate achievement through recipients; p
rovide tangible recognition
of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for SCAEA members.
The deadline for nominations is August 4th, 2018.
For a full list of available awards and more information about nomination protocol, please visit this LINK.
2018 SCAEA Scholarship Application
will be awarded to the institution of a student
majoring in Studio Art or Art Education at any point in the baccalaureate program of studies before student teaching
$1,000 Liz Smith-Cox Art Education Major Scholarship will be awarded to the institution of a college or university graduate or undergraduate student that is an Art Education Major at the student teaching or Graduate School Level.
The purpose of these scholarships is to identify, recognize, and financially assist an undergraduate or graduate student who seeks an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in art education/studio art, to increase an awareness of the need for quality art educators; to stimulate an interest in art education.
Our goals are to encourage and support artistic and educational growth; to strengthen art education; to support the development of potential art educators; to ensure participation and involvement of potential art educators
Your application packet must be postmarked
on or before August 4, 2018.
Previous application facsimiles will not be accepted. This application may be typed, computer printed, or neatly handwritten.
For more information, please visit this LINK.
Arts Curricular Innovation Grants:
Grant Awards for FY18 should be released sometime in August. Writing an Arts Curricular grant is a great way to get the needed materials and professional development necessary to increase student achievement in the arts. The SCDE provides grant funds to schools and districts that propose arts initiatives that will support quality arts education programs that significantly improve student achievement in the arts.
The FY19 grant cycle will be based on the implementation of the NEW South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency.
The new request for proposals is released in January and deadlines for applications are in April. If you are interested in writing a grant, watch the SCDE website in January for the release of the new RFPs.
National Young Arts Foundation:
How do students apply for US Presidential Scholar in the Arts?
Young Arts, the core program of The National Young Arts Foundation nominates up to 60 candidates for consideration as US Presidential Scholars in the Arts following participation in Young Arts week. Young Arts can be contacted directly for specific questions at 1 800 970 ARTS or via email at
The registration deadline for this program is in October every year. As an Arts Educator, please go online to view the student application process and get familiar with the program prior to next fall. You may have some students you want to encourage to participate.
See also FACT Sheet on US Presidential Scholars Program below: