ARTS FOR LIFE (AFL) is a not-for-profit arts organization based in the Metro St. Louis area dedicated to the healing power of the arts through its work with children, the underserved and the community. In service to the public, AFL salutes and supports non-professional theater and the arts in the Metro St. Louis area, and it is through this collaboration of the arts and service that the AFL mission is realized and our community rewarded.
The ARTS FOR LIFE Scholarship has been created to encourage those entering college or continuing their college education to pursue a career in the arts (defined below) following graduation. The following guidelines will be adhered to when selecting a recipient:
• Applicant must be enrolled in an arts undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. Arts programs include, but are not exclusive to: performing arts (music, dance, theatre) and visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, film, photography, etc). Arts programs not defined as Fine Arts but related to the arts may be considered if superior work has been demonstrated in this area.
• Applicant cannot have been the primary recipient of a previous ARTS FOR LIFE Scholarship.
A completed application will include the following:
• Completed AFL Scholarship Application Form (signed information sheet and answers to essay questions)
• Resume of performing arts and/or visual arts experience
• List of Metro-STL community theatre involvement
• List of any honors or awards received pertaining to involvement in the arts and/or scholastic achievement
• One recommendation letter from a mentor in the arts: teacher, director, board member, etc.
Completed applications will be accepted through May 26, 2023. You may mail or email your recommendation letter but it must be received by May 26, 2023. Please mail to AFL, PO Box 16426, St. Louis, MO 63125 or email to email@example.com. Apply online here.
Recipients will be notified of the award by July 2023.
2012 - Lorraine Stippec
2013 - Elizabeth Ferris
2014 - John E Roberts, Kaitlyn Smith
2015 - Annie Zigman, Kaitlyn Mayse
2016 - Abigail Gawart, Molly Garrison
2017 - Jeremy Boyd, Zachary Cary
2018 - Isabelle Zurcher, Madison Jackson
2019 - Allison McDonald, Kira Averet
2020 - Alaina Bozarth, Josiah Haan
2021 - Isaiah Henry, Audrey Neace
2022 - Jacob Moore, Sabrina Kronemer
2023 - Abbey Paul, Avery Smith