Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship

Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship Details

The DFWFPA Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship Fund represents a broad-based community effort to provide financial assistance and promotion of high school students pursuing a career in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Scholarship funds are awarded to foster youth, orphans, adoptees, and those in kinship care based on a combination of merit and need.

DFWFPA Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship is funded by organizations, individuals, and families across the country, giving them the opportunity to help fund foster youths’ postsecondary education so they can achieve brighter futures. 


  • Have been in public or private foster care for the 8 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday, OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted 
  • Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from DFW Foster Parent Association 
  • Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the state of Texas  
  • Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited performing or visual arts program 

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please use the application below to complete your application.  Applications must be received during the application dates and no later than 11:59 PM on March 31.


The application period is closed.

Application Dates

January 1 – March 31, annually


Based on a combination of need and merit.