WAG Scholarship

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Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery Legacy Scholarship

The Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 1990 as a project of the Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery. A reserve fund was created in 2018 with the retirement of the Friends of the WAG, renaming it the Friends of the Woodstock Art Gallery Legacy Scholarship.

Each year $1000 is awarded to a graduating high school student from Oxford County who has received proof of acceptance and confirmation to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the field of Visual/Fine/Media arts such as (but not limited to) graphic design, film, photography, electronic media, computer-generated arts, painting, printmaking, sculpture and fibre arts.

In order to qualify, students are asked to submit an online application including the following:

  • List of extra-curricular activities, interests and volunteer work (e.g. sports, clubs, community projects etc.)
  • Letter of acceptance from post-secondary institution
  • Letter of recommendation from a community member, excluding family or friends (e.g. art teacher, employer, professional connection, coach, etc.)
  • One page artist statement about your process and interest in pursuing studies in the arts
  • Applicant headshot
  • A maximum of 10 digital images and/or new media files of your artwork. Files must be no larger than 5MB each. Images may be submitted as .jpg, .jpeg, or .png files. New media works must be submitted in .gif format. Files must be labelled: "Student's Last Name_Title of Work" (e.g. Smith_My Artwork)
  • For web-based new media artworks, a link may be provided to view the artwork.

Applications for the 2024 scholarship are now open. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30 at 11am. 

 Submit your application

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WAG Education Department

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
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